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Light Therapy Memphis TN

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

Methodist Healthcare Sleep Disorders Center Methodist Healthcare
(901) 683-0044
5050 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN
Doctors Refferal
May be necessary depending upon insurance
Ages Seen
0-99
Insurance
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

LeBonheur Pediatric & Adolescent Sleep Disorders Center LeBonheur Children's Medical Center
(901) 287-7870
50 N. Dunlap
Memphis, TN
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
0-18 years
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Reggie White Sleep Disorders Centers-Desoto
(662) 349-9802
7420 Guthrie Dr. North
Southaven, MS
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
5-105
Insurance
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

BMH - Collierville Sleep Disorder Center
(901) 861-9001
1500 W. Poplar Avenue
Collierville, TN
Doctors Refferal
May be necessary depending on insurance
Ages Seen
0-99
Insurance
Insurance: All private plans on the Baptist Hospital Panel are accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Erlanger North Sleep Disorders Center
(432) 778-3316
632 Morrison Springs Road
Chattanooga, TN
Doctors Refferal
If required by insurance
Ages Seen
4-99 yrs
Insurance
Insurance: Accept most insurance
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid:

American Sleep Medicine
(901) 755-8891
1669 Kirby Parkway
Memphis, TN
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
13 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Unlimited Inc.
(662) 996-1107
5779 Getwell Road building C
Southaven, MS
Ages Seen
12 yrs. +

Midsouth Neurology Clinic Sleep Disorder Center
(901) 531-7007
8584 Cordes Circle
Germantown, TN
Ages Seen
19 years and above 13-15 years on individual basis

Srinath N Bellur, MD
(901) 725-8920
1211 Union Ave Ste 400
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kasturba Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Methodist Univ Hosp, Memphis, Tn; Baptist Mem Hosp, Memphis, Tn
Group Practice: Wesley Neurology Clinic Pc

Data Provided By:
American Sleep Medicine
(901) 755-8891
1669 Kirby Parkway
Memphis, TN
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
13 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Data Provided By:

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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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