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Light Therapy Joliet IL

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

The Center for Sleep Medicine
(708) 364-0261
10640 W. 165th Street
Orland Park, IL
Doctors Refferal
Not required. On-site sleep specialist available
Ages Seen
All
Insurance
Insurance: Virtually all commercial plans accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Institute of Sleep Medicine, DuPage Medical Group
(630) 364-7400
808 Rickert Drive
Naperville, IL
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
18 and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurance plans are accepted. Please call for more information.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Advocate - Good Samaritan Sleep Center
(630) 275-1109
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
Ages Seen
10 years and up

Prakash J Vaishnav, MD
(708) 371-8006
12820 S Ridgeland Ave Ste B
Palos Heights, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bj Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp & Health Ctr, Blue Island, Il

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Peter Conrad Freebeck, MD
(630) 789-9785
700 E Ogden Ave Ste 202
Westmont, IL
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1986

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Midwest Center for Sleep Disorders
(630) 375-9499
2088 Ogden Avenue
Aurora, IL
Ages Seen
>14

The Center for Sleep Medicine
(630) 527-9950
1259 Rickert Drive
Naperville, IL
Doctors Refferal
Not required. On-site sleep specialists available.
Ages Seen
Newborn-Adult
Insurance
Insurance: Virtually all commercial plans accepted.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Adventist Hinsdale Hospital Sleep Disorders Center Adventist Hinsdale Hospital
(630) 590-2331
120 N. Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
Ages Seen
0-99

Anas Anis Al Nahhas, MD
(708) 371-8006
12820 S Ridgeland Ave Ste B
Palos Heights, IL
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1988

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Riverside Sleep Center Riverside Medical Center
(815) 933-2784
401 N. Wall Street
Kankakee, IL
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
18-99
Insurance
Insurance: Accepted, please confirm plan coverage with your insurance carrier
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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