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Light Therapy Biloxi MS

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 Biloxi that give access to light therapy as well as advice and content on ultraviolet light and photodynamic therapy.

Sleep Institute of the Gulf Coast
(228) 868-7593
1110 Broad Avenue
Gulfport, MS
Doctors Refferal
Ages Seen
2 yrs - no upper limit
Insurance: BCBS, PPOs, Medicare and most insurance accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Janice L. Miles, DO - Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine - Sleep Lab
(228) 818-0661
2705 Highway 90
Ocean Springs, MS
Doctors Refferal
Ages Seen
Insurance: Most. Call for information.
Medicare: No
Medicaid: No

Sleep Consultants Diagnostics Sleep Lab, PLLC
(601) 982-7111
1525 Lelia Drive
Jackson, MS
Ages Seen
16 years and up

South Central Regional Sleep Center South Central Regional Medical Center
(601) 426-4530
1220 Jefferson Street
Laurel, MS
Ages Seen
12 years - Geriatric

Magee General Hospital Sleep Lab
(601) 849-5277
314 First Street SE
Magee, MS
Ages Seen

The Neuroscience Sleep Center
(228) 818-2530
3612 Groveland Rd.
Ocean Springs, MS
Ages Seen
16 and above

Greenwood Leflore Hospital Sleep Disorder Center
(662) 459-2785
1401 River Road
Greenwood, MS
Ages Seen
6 years old to adult

Reggie White Sleep Disorder Centers - Tupelo
(662) 349-9802
1150 S Green Street
Tupelo, MS
Ages Seen
5 yrs and up

King's Daughters Medical Center - Sleep Center
(601) 835-9270
427 Highway 51n
Brookhaven, MS
Ages Seen

Delta Regional Medical Center Sleep Center Delta Regional Medical Center
(662) 725-1118
300 S. Washington Avenue
Greenville, MS
Ages Seen

Light Therapy

 Light Therapy 

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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