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Light Therapy Dayton 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 Dayton that give access to light therapy as well as advice and content on ultraviolet light and photodynamic therapy.

Center for Sleep & Wake Disorders Miami Valley Hospital
(937) 208-2515
1 Wyoming Street
Dayton, OH
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
> 16 years
Insurance
Insurance: All major carriers
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Kettering Sleep Disorders Center Kettering Medical Center
(937) 395-8805
3535 Southern Boulevard
Dayton, OH
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
> or Equal to 13 yrs.
Insurance
Insurance: All major & most local insurers including: BC/BS, HMP, UHC, GEHA, Aetna, Ci
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Diagnostics of Dayton
(937) 312-9144
7056 Corporate Way
Centerville, OH
Ages Seen
>18

Sleep Specialists
(937) 610-3800
7371 Brandt Pike
Huber Heights, OH
Ages Seen
12 years and up

James Patrick Graham, MD
(937) 461-5815
1520 S Main St Ste 2
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Oh
Group Practice: Pulmonary & Critical Care Consultants

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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
Yes
Ages Seen
0-21 years
Insurance
Insurance: Pre-certification required for polysomnography
Medicare: No
Medicaid: Yes

Samaritan Sleep Center Good Samaritan Hospital
(937) 567-6180
80 E. Woodbury Drive
Dayton, OH
Doctors Refferal
May be necessary depending upon insurance
Ages Seen
13 - 95
Insurance
Insurance: All major and most small insurances. Call the customer service number on
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Physician Sleep Diagnostic Centers, North
(937) 610-0105
8701 Old Troy Pike
Huber Heights, OH
Ages Seen
13+

George Gateley Burton, MD
(937) 434-4612
3535 Southern Blvd
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Kettering Med Ctr, Kettering, Oh
Group Practice: Allergy & Pulmonary Conslnts

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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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