SCHEDULED AWAKENING

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."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SCHEDULED AWAKENING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/scheduled-awakening/ (accessed December 13, 2018).
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