What is it?
Sleep phase advance moves the time of sleep onset and awakening forward (for example, sleep would extend from 5pm to 12 midnight) and is used as an adjunct to other antidepressant interventions.
Sleep phase advance acts to minimize sleep in the critical, 2nd half of the night and correct delays of circadian rhythms found in depression.
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