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Light Therapy Evansville IN

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

Deaconess Sleep Center
(812) 450-3852
350 W. Columbia Street
Evansville, IN
Doctors Refferal
YES
Ages Seen
5 and over
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances accepted. Need to check with own provider
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Medicine Associates PC
(812) 473-1737
7307 Columbia Street
Evansville, IN
Ages Seen
12 years and up
Insurance
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

David Allan Cocanower, MD
(812) 473-1737
600 Mary St
Evansville, IN
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1988

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Indiana University Sleep Disorders Center
(317) 274-1431
550 N. University Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN
Ages Seen
18+

Premier Healthcare, LLC
(812) 355-2304
2605 East Creeks Edge Drive
Bloomington, IN
Ages Seen
18+

St. Mary's Sleep Disorders Center
(812) 485-7652
3700 Washington Avenue
Evansville, IN
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
infant thru geriatric
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurance accepted. Please call your insurance carrier for verification.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Related Breathing Disorders Laboratory* Methodist Hospital
(270) 827-7583
1305 N. Elm Street
Henderson, KY
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
13 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All are accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

David Allan Cocanower, MD
(812) 473-1737
445 Cross Pointe Blvd
Evansville, IN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1988

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Sleep Disorders Center St. Vincent Hospital & Health Services
(317) 338-2152
8401 Harcourt Road
Indianapolis, IN
Doctors Refferal
Necessary only for a sleep study, not consultation
Ages Seen
All ages
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances are accepted. Please call your insurance carrier for verif


St. Mary's Sleep Disorders Center
(812) 485-7652
3700 Washington Avenue
Evansville, IN
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
infant thru geriatric
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurance accepted. Please call your insurance carrier for verification.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

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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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