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What is chronotherapy for circadian rhythm disorder?

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Chronotherapy is a behavioral treatment that consists of gradually shifting the sleep time in accordance with your desired schedule. For example, if you have trouble getting to sleep at your desired bedtime, you would delay your bedtime by a few hours each night until you reach your desired bedtime hour. Once your desired bedtime has been established, you must stick to this schedule on a regular basis.

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American Academy of Sleep Medicine: "Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders."

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Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on October 24, 2019

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American Academy of Sleep Medicine: "Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders."

eMedicine Health.

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on October 24, 2019

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