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

Jupiter Medical Center-Sleep Center
(561) 744-4478
1025 Military Trail
Jupiter, FL
Ages Seen
18 years and up

The Florida Centers of Sleep Medicine
(904) 215-7556
425 N. Lee Street
Jacksonville, FL
Ages Seen
2 years and up
Insurance
Medicare: No
Medicaid: No

The Sleep Center of Sarasota Lung Associates of Sarasota
(941) 366-5864
1921 Waldemere St.
Sarasota, FL
Ages Seen
> or equal to 13

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

MIMA Sleep Disorders Center
(321) 724-0015
5200 Babcock Street
Palm Bay, FL
Ages Seen
18+

Agustin M Castellanos, MD
(561) 624-0702
3370 Burns Rd Ste 200
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Palm Beach Gardens Med Ctr, Palm Bch Gdns, Fl; Jupiter Med Ctr, Jupiter, Fl
Group Practice: Neurocare Consultants

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Baker County Medical Services Ed Fraser Hospital
(904) 259-3151
159 North 3rd Street
Macclenny, FL
 
Sleep Disorders Center North Florida Regional Medical Center
(352) 333-5235
6500 Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
Ages Seen
>16

North Collier Sleep Diagnostic Center
(239) 592-5864
1855 Veterans Park Drive
Naples, FL
Ages Seen
18 and up

Shands Sleep Disorders Center
(904) 244-9497
580 W. 8th Street
Jacksonville, FL
Ages Seen
5 and up

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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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