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Light Therapy Louisville KY

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

Norton Audubon Hospital Sleep Center Norton Audubon Hospital
(502) 636-7459
One Audubon Plaza Drive
Louisville, KY
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
13 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: ALL
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

University Sleep Center University of Louisville Healthcare University Hospital
(502) 562-3792
333 E. Market Street
Louisville, KY
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
12 and above
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

University of Louisville Pediatric Sleep Medicine Center
(502) 852-5437
332 W. Broadway
Louisville, KY
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
0 to 18 yrs old
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Sleep Disorders Center Jewish Hospital & St. Mary HealthCare
(502) 361-6555
4402 Churchman Avenue
Louisville, KY
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
18 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All insurances (Hospital accepts all) - Our physicians do not accept Aetna
Medicare: No
Medicaid: No

Norton Sleep Disorders Center at Old Brownsboro Crossing
(502) 394-6370
4950 Norton Healthcare Boulevard
Louisville, KY
Ages Seen
> 12

Sleep Medicine Specialists
(502) 454-0755
1169 Eastern Parkway
Louisville, KY
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
12 yrs and up
Insurance
Insurance: Medicare, Medicaid ,Passport, BC/BS, Blue Grass Family Health, AETNA, BEECH
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Disorders Center at Baptist Hospital East
(502) 896-7612
4002 Kresge Way
Louisville, KY
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
13 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

American Sleep Medicine of Louisville, Kentucky
(502) 899-9199
4010 Dupont Circle
Louisville, KY
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
Aug-99
Insurance
Insurance: All


Sleep Center of Kentuckiana
(502) 964-2440
7926 Preston Highway
Louisville, KY
Ages Seen
7 years - elderly

Sleep Medicine Specialists
(502) 937-3078
4606 Greenwood Road
Louisville, KY
Ages Seen
13years and up

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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