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Light Therapy Worcester MA

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

Sleep Disorders Institute of Central New England St. Vincent Hospital
(508) 363-5000
123 Summer Street
Worcester, MA
Doctors Refferal
Ages Seen
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep HealthCenters Worcester
(508) 755-5283
102 Shore Drive
Worcester, MA
Ages Seen

ZZZ Tech Diagnostic Laboratory for Sleep Disorders
(508) 347-0040
212 Mainstreet
Sturbridge, MA
Ages Seen
18 years and up

Stacia Remsburg Sailer, MD
(508) 856-2551
119 Belmont St
Worcester, MA
Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital: Univ Of Massachusetts Med Ctr, Worcester, Ma
Group Practice: Umass Memorial Medical Group

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Boston Sleep Care Center
(781) 647-7246
85 First Avenue
Waltham, MA
Ages Seen

UMASS Memorial Sleep Disorders Center
(508) 793-4950
85 Prescott Street
Worcester, MA
Doctors Refferal
Ages Seen
4 weeks & older
Insurance: All Insurances

Tri-County Sleep Center
(508) 381-6590
194 West Street
Milford, MA
Doctors Refferal
Ages Seen
13years and up
Insurance: BC/BS, Harvard Pilgrim, Medicare, Medicaid, FAllon, United, Tufts, and most other plans
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep HealthCenters Framingham Sleep HealthCenters
(508) 270-6020
125 Newbury Street
Framingham, MA
Ages Seen
16 +

Sleep HealthCenters affiliated with Hallmark Health
(781) 306-9760
200 Boston Avenue
Medford, MA
Doctors Refferal
Necessary, in accordance with specific managed car
Ages Seen
16 years and up
Insurance: Most plans
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep HealthCenters affiliated with New England Sinai Hospital and Rehabilitation Center
(781) 297-1390
150 York Street
Stoughton, MA
Ages Seen

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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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