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Light Therapy Cleveland OH

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

Sleep Disorders Center at Hillcrest Hospital
(440) 312-6457
6780 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, OH
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
14 years and up
Insurance: Most insurances are accepted, however, we do pre-authorize all patients pri
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

West Region Sleep Center
(216) 267-5933
15805 Puritas Avenue
Cleveland, OH
Doctors Refferal
Ages Seen
18 years and up
Insurance: Most insurance accepted.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Lake Hospital System Sleep Center
(440) 953-6052
36000 Euclid Avenue
Willoughby, OH
Ages Seen

Dayton Lung and Sleep Medicine Residence Inn by Marriot
(614) 774-6098
2779 Fairfield Commons
Beavercreek, OH
Ages Seen
12 years and up

The Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center The Children's Medical Center
(937) 641-5004
One Children''s Plaza
Dayton, OH
Doctors Refferal
Ages Seen
0-21 years
Insurance: Pre-certification required for polysomnography
Medicare: No
Medicaid: Yes

Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
(216) 444-2165
11203 Stokes Boulevard
Cleveland, OH
Ages Seen
All ages

Westlake Sleep Center
(440) 899-7641
25101 Detroit Road
Westlake, OH
Ages Seen
18 years and up

Resp. Solutions DBA: Remedy Sleep Disorders Center
(440) 933-7775
32730 Walker Road
Avon Lake, OH
Ages Seen

UC Health Surgical Hospital Sleep Medicine Center
(513) 475-7500
7777 University Drive
West Chester, OH
Doctors Refferal
Not required
Ages Seen
>13 yo
Insurance: All major insurances accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Montrose Sleep Center Health and Wellness Center
(330) 665-8211
4125 Medina Road
Akron, OH
Ages Seen
18 years and up

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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