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

Washington Regional Center for Sleep Disorders Washington Regional Medical Center
(479) 463-2847
1125 N. College
Fayetteville, AR
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
5 & up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

David A Davis, MD
(479) 442-4070
PO Box 9990
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Washington Reg Med Ctr, Fayetteville, Ar; Northwest Med Ctr, Springdale, Ar
Group Practice: Neurological Associates

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Sparks Sleep Disorders Center
(479) 441-5255
1001 Towson Avenue
Fort Smith, AR
Ages Seen
2

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

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

David Lee Brown, MD
(479) 442-4070
PO Box 9990
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Northwest Med Ctr, Springdale, Ar
Group Practice: Neurological Associates

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St. Joseph's Mercy Sleep Center St. Joseph's Mercy Health Center
(501) 622-1575
1 Mercy Lane
Hot Springs, AR
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
13 and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

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

NEA Clinic Center for Sleep Disorders
(870) 336-4145
1118 Windover Road
Jonesboro, AR
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
13 and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurance accepted
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

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Light Therapy

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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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