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Light Therapy Little Rock AR

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

Arkansas Center for Sleep Medicine
(501) 661-9191
500 S. University Avenue
Little Rock, AR
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
5-100
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances are accepted. Please call the sleep center or your insuran
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Baptist Health Sleep Center Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock
(501) 202-1713
9500 Kanis Road
Little Rock, AR
Doctors Refferal
A referral to see a sleep specialist for an initia
Ages Seen
15 and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurance plans are accepted. You should check to ensure we are in network with your plan.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

St. Vincent Rehabilitation Hospital Sleep Center St. Vincent Rehabilitation Hospital
(501) 834-6608
2201 Wildwood Avenue
Sherwood, AR
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
18-99
Insurance
Insurance: Most Carriers Accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

David Geo Davila, MD
(501) 202-1902
Baptist Health Medical Center 9601 I-630 Exit 7
Little Rock, AR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1985

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Paul Edward Wylie, MD
(501) 661-9191
500 S University Ave Ste 508
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Sleep Medicine, Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Arkansas Heart Hosp, Little Rock, Ar
Group Practice: Arkansas Center For Sleep Med

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Sleep Disorder Center St. Vincent Infirmary Health System
(501) 552-4910
Two St. Vincent Circle
Little Rock, AR
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
18 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Qual-Choice, Cignia, United, Aetna, Federal BCBS...
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Management Services, Inc.
(501) 224-5200
9305 Treasure Hill
Little Rock, AR
Ages Seen
Oct-99

Rebsamen Medical Center dba North Metro Medical Center
(501) 985-7469
1400 Braden
Jacksonville, AR
Ages Seen
1390

Paul Edward Wylie, MD
(501) 661-9191
500 S University Ave
Little Rock, AR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1988

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St. John's Sleep Disorders Center - Berryville
(870) 423-5203
214 Carter
Berryville, AR
Doctors Refferal
Preferred, but not necessary.
Ages Seen
5-100
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurance companies are accepted. Contact center or insurance company.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

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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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