chronotherapy

[ kron-uh-ther-uh-pee, kroh-nuh- ]
/ ˌkrɒn əˈθɛr ə pi, ˌkroʊ nə- /

noun Medicine/Medical.

a treatment for insomnia in which a person's normal cycle of waking and sleeping is altered.

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Origin of chronotherapy

First recorded in 1975–80; chrono- + therapy
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Medical definitions for chronotherapy

chronotherapy
[ krŏn′ō-thĕrə-pē′, krō′nə- ]

n.

Medical treatment administered according to a schedule that corresponds to a person's daily, monthly, seasonal, or yearly biological clock.
Treatment of a sleep disorder by altering an individual's sleeping and waking times and resetting his or her biological clock.
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