What is Dawn Simulation?

Category: Others

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Generic name: Light Therapy (Phototherapy)

Dawn simulation is a technique originally developed to help treat seasonal affective disorder, but can be used as a soundless alarm clock to wake up the body naturally. Typically, the treatment involves timing lights in the bedroom to come on gradually, over a period of 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bipolar disorder 1 1
Major depressive disorder 1 1
Seasonal affective disorder 1 0
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Dawn Simulation

Side effect Patients
Headaches 1

Why patients stopped taking Dawn Simulation

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
See 1 patient who's stopped having Dawn Simulation

Duration

Stopped having Dawn Simulation

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Dawn Simulation.