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Controlled sleep deprivation with phase advance

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Controlled sleep deprivation with phase advance (SDPA) is a modified chronotherapy[1] One stays awake one whole night and day, then goes to bed 90 minutes earlier than usual and maintains the new bedtime for a week. This process is repeated weekly until the desired bedtime is reached.

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  1. Thorpy et al. in J Adolesc Health Care, 1988;9.

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