Type of behavioral therapy which seeks to reduce the instance of persistent nightmares (see: nightmare disorder; sleep terror disorder). Induces wakefulness at regular intervals related to REM sleep.

SCHEDULED AWAKENING: "The child went into the sleep clinic to try to deal with his night terrors by using scheduled awakening."
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