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Light Therapy Bellevue WA

Light therapy helps with the treatment of skin disorders, sleep disorders, psychiatric disorders, seasonal affective disorders, wound healing, Parkinson's disease and more. See below for local businesses in Bellevue that give access to light therapy as well as advice and content on ultraviolet light and photodynamic therapy.

Seattle Children's Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center
(206) 987-8926
1135 116th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA
Doctors Refferal
YES
Ages Seen
0-21 years
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

The Polyclinic Sleep Medicine Center
(206) 860-4545
1001 Broadway
Seattle, WA
Ages Seen
18+

Sleep Center at Valley Medical Center
(425) 228-3440 x4941
400 S. 43rd Street
Renton, WA
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
5 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All major plans including Medicare/Medicaid
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sarah Ellen Stolz, MD
(425) 653-7843
550 16th Ave Ste 304
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1985

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Sarah Ellen Stolz, MD
(425) 653-7843
2055 NW Sammamish Rd Bldg B Ste 200
Issaquah, WA
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1985

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The Overlake Sleep Disorders Center
(425) 289-3000
1100 112th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA
Ages Seen
above 12
Insurance
Insurance: Contracted with most major carriers.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Sound Sleep Health
(206) 367-2556
10564 5th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary (unless required by insurance)
Ages Seen
6 years and older
Insurance
Insurance: All insurance accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Highline Sleep Disorder Center Highline Medical Pavillion
(206) 988-5779
16233 Sylvester Road SW
Burien, WA
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
14 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Virtually all of the primary plans
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Dr.Matthias Lee
(206) 223-6600
925 Seneca St # H10
Seattle, WA
Gender
M
Speciality
Sleep Disorders
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Daniel Ira Loube, MD
(206) 386-2020
3048 32nd Ave W
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1987

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Light Therapy

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Circadian Rhythm

From the Latin circa (about) dies (a day), the circadian rhythm is the twenty-four-hour cycle of light/dark, wakefulness/sleep to which most human physiologic processes are set. At regular intervals each day, the body tends to become hungry, tired, active, listless, energized. Body temperature, heart-beat, blood pressure, hormone levels, and urine flow rise and fall in this relatively predictable, rhythmic pattern - a pattern initiated and governed by exposure to sunlight and darkness.

Experiments where humans were placed in isolation chambers, cut off from all potential environmental cues, have shown that, in the absence of natural daylight, rhythms are still maintained. But in the absence of the day light, the rhythms tend to deviate from 24 hours. For instance, the rhythms was found to expand to 24-30 hours, thus disrupting the biological processes over a long period of time.

The fact that animals and humans can continue to function according to daily and annual rhythms in the absence of external environmental stimuli means that animals and humans possess some kind of biological clock, which act as a backup mechanism in case it cannot get the proper stimuli from the natural events such as sunshine.

This behavior can be illustrated by our clocks. Let us say, our clock is running slow. Over a period of time, the clock may lag the actual time because of this defect. Usually, we will reset the clock when it gets far out of sync by other external stimuli like a radio or phone time. Now, if we do not have access to this external synchronizing signal, the clock can get far out of line with the reality. Our body clocks functions the same way. The biological clock can keep the time; but in the absence of correction from the day/light cycle provided by the sun, the biological clock tend go out of sync affecting our physical and mental health. A similar thing happens when we travel across time zones; we tend to experience what is known as "jet lag".

However, in the absence of natural light our body clocks may lose or gain a little time. This in turn could lead to the desynchronization of different rhythms. For example, in the absence of sufficient environmental light the sleep-wake and associated rest-activity rhythms may lengthen to a cycle of between 30 and 48 hours, while the temperature rhythm may remain at a period of, say, 25 hours. Such desynchronization of the body's intricate rhythms is suspected to trigger problems: hormonal imbalances, sleep disorders and mood disturbances.

Circannual Rhythm

Circannual rhythm is the annual or yearly cycle used by all living things.

Circaseptan Rhythm

Circaseptan rhythm is a seven-day cycle in which the biological processes of life, including disease symptoms and development, resolve. Many physicians believe that transplant patients tend to have more rejection episodes seven, f...

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