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Light Therapy Salt Lake City UT

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 Salt Lake City that give access to light therapy as well as advice and content on ultraviolet light and photodynamic therapy.

Intermountain Sleep disorders Center, St. Joseph Villa
(801) 463-1309
1940 South 500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
Ages Seen
16 and up

Intermountain Sleep Disorders Center at TOSH
(801) 314-2400
5770 South 240 East
Murray, UT
Ages Seen
19 and yo

David Scott Peterson, MD
(801) 281-1788
1151 E 3900 S Ste B240
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: St Marks Hospital, Salt Lake Cty, Ut
Group Practice: Wasatch Sleep Health Ctr

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Utah Sleep Medicine Center
(801) 357-7878
1055 N 300 W
Provo, UT
Doctors Refferal
Not unless patient''s insurance requires a referral
Ages Seen
>17 years
Insurance
Insurance: We accept most insurances
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Pacific Sleep Medicine
(801) 523-7533
613 E. Ft. Union Boulevard
Midvale, UT
Ages Seen
2 years and up

University of Utah Sleep~Wake Center
(801) 581-2016
375 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary, however clinic consultation prior t
Ages Seen
15 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Verification of insurance required
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Pacific Sleep Medicine
(801) 523-7533
613 E. Ft. Union Boulevard
Midvale, UT
Ages Seen
2 years and up

Gregory Patrick Dupont, MD
(801) 967-3155
3336 Pioneer Pkwy
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Salt Lake Reg Med Ctr, Salt Lake Cty, Ut; Pioneer Valley Hospital, West Valley, Ut; Jordan Valley Hospital, West Jordan, Ut

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Central Utah Clinic Sleep Disorders Center
(801) 227-7378
3650 N. University Avenue
Provo, UT
Ages Seen
2yrs - 100+yrs

University of Utah Sleep~Wake Center
(801) 581-2016
375 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary, however clinic consultation prior t
Ages Seen
15 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Verification of insurance required
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

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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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