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Light Therapy Orlando 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 Orlando that give access to light therapy as well as advice and content on ultraviolet light and photodynamic therapy.

Florida Hospital Sleep Disorders Center at Orlando Florida Hospital Orlando
(407) 303-1558
501 E. King Street
Orlando, FL
Ages Seen
6 months - 18 years
Insurance
Medicare: No
Medicaid: No

Universal Sleep Disorder Centers, Inc.
(407) 903-9399
6900 Turkey Lake Road
Orlando, FL
Ages Seen
18+

Institute of Sleep Medicine
(239) 334-8144
610 Jasmine
Altamonte Springs, FL
Ages Seen
13-99

Central Florida Sleep Centers - Osceola
(407) 483-7667
1121 N. Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
Doctors Refferal
May be required; patient needs to check with insur
Ages Seen
18+
Insurance
Insurance: Most major insurance companies, including Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Medicare, Tricare, United Health Care,
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Akinyemi Olutoye Ajayi, MD
(407) 898-2767
615 E Princeton St Ste 310
Orlando, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ilorin, Fac Of Hlth Sci, Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Florida Hosp -Orlando, Orlando, Fl
Group Practice: Orlando Pediatric Pulmonary

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The Children's Sleep Laboratory
(407) 898-2767
2660 West Fairbanks Avenue
Winter Park, FL
Ages Seen
0-21 years

Gowani Medical Associates, MDPA Sleep Disorders Center
(407) 345-4999
7224 Stone Rock Circle
Orlando, FL
Ages Seen
12 and up

Comprehensive Sleep Disorder Center
(407) 834-1023
851 Douglas Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL
Ages Seen
16-99

Mark Peter Scott, MD
(407) 425-1566
217 Hillcrest St
Orlando, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: West Florida Reg Med Ctr, Pensacola, Fl
Group Practice: Pensacola Pulmonary Assoc

Data Provided By:
Carlos Rafael Vazquez, MD
(407) 893-6499
1600 E Robinson St Ste 250
Orlando, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Central Del Caribe Sch Of Med, Bayamon Pr 00621
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Florida Hosp -Orlando, Orlando, Fl

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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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