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Light Therapy Miami Lakes FL

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

Sleep Florida, LLC
(954) 432-0207
12251 Taft Street
Pembroke Pines, FL
Ages Seen
13 yrs. +

Cleveland Clinic Florida Sleep Disorders Center Cleveland Clinic Florida Hospitals and Clinics
(954) 385-0761
2000 N. Commerce Parkway
Weston, FL
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
16 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Medicare, BC/BS, Actna, Avmed, Cigna, Medicaid, United Healthcare
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Miller School of Medicine/University of Miami UHealth Sleep Program
(305) 243-5195
1501 Nw 9th Avenue
Miami, FL
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
1 and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances accepted.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Pulmonary Physicians of South Florida
(305) 275-7575
9035 Sunset Drive
Miami, FL
Ages Seen
>18

Miami Sleep Disorders Center
(305) 666-2224
7029 SW 61 Avenue
South Miami, FL
Ages Seen
13 years and up

Sunrise Sleep Diagnostics
(954) 964-5800
7369 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL
Ages Seen
18 years and up

United Sleep Diagnostics, Inc. - Hollywood*
(954) 442-8694
3702 Washington Street
Hollywood, FL
Ages Seen
1-100

Sleep Disorders Center Miami Children's Hospital
(305) 669-7136
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
1 day-21 years
Insurance
Insurance: Most
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Laboratory* Mercy Hospital
(305) 860-5208
3663 S. Miami Avenue
Miami, FL
Ages Seen
16 years and up

South Florida Sleep Diagnostic Center
(305) 255-0777
12600 SW 120th Street
Miami, FL
Doctors Refferal
Not always required
Ages Seen
18 years of age and up
Insurance
Insurance: Aetna, AvMed, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Careplus, Cigna, Coventry Health Care, Humana, JMH, Medica
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid:

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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