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I Have Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder

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    Dsps?

    Hi Everyone I was wondering if I could ask your advice? I think I may have DSPS and probably have done for a very long time. As a toddler my mum had to take me to the doctors on several occasions as I wouldn't sleep. The doctor at the time said it was attention seeking and to...
    jg28mph jg28mph 26-30 1 Response Jun 6, 2013

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    Finally, What A Relief

    I have been on this planet for 45 years and have had problems with my sleep pattern for ever. I was chatting to a guy the other day and he mentioned his sleeping patterns, on describing mine he was nodding and totally got what I was on about. So,tonight (once again I am wide...
    Shemeam Shemeam 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2012

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    Any Time You Want As Long As It's Noon.

    It's wonderful to have a name that isn't "lazy". Reading the Wiki on DSPS I just e-mailed the link to my boyfriend and said "that's me". Ever since I was a kid, dragging myself out of bed for school or work is a nightmare.  People say "well, it...
    Desideratist Desideratist 31-35 2 Responses Nov 14, 2008

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    Lightbulb! There Is A Name For Me!

    For the first time in my life I feel like there is hope for me! DSPD why have I not found you before! Lets start at the beginning. I've always been a "night owl" I remember as a young child in elementary school watching the clock in my bedroom and seeing how often I'd see the...
    PoliticalDiva PoliticalDiva 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 13, 2013

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    Sleep? But It's Only 2 Am!

    I've never been able to get to sleep. When I was little, I was that annoying kid who never slept. Not that I cried, oh no, I did much worse than that. I would, as a young child, pile pillows up in my crib and jump out of the crib, and crawl to my parent's bedroom, wanting to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 9, 2009

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    Will Insurance Pay For Me To Move To New Zealand ?

    I just turned 45 and finally found that my oft-repeated plaint "I swear I should have been bornin Australia, the way I sleep!" was right, at least with regard to my circadian rhythm bein "off". I've had all the platitudes and attitudes thrown at me about my laziness (even though...
    SleepyMom SleepyMom 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2010

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    Night Owl And Proud!

    I have been wrongly diagnosed as depression case for some time, and thanks to the support of people around me who refused to make take that diagnose for granted and start to search around other causes. I am the night owl as being described and fooled around by the family members...
    AmiraAzmi AmiraAzmi 31-35 Sep 15, 2012

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    Frustrating

    The best way to describe this condition is "A Night Owl".  I have trouble falling asleep.  Regardless of how tired you are, you cannot fall asleep.  It is different from Insomnia in that once you are asleep, you stay asleep; often times having problems...
    lizbatthory lizbatthory 31-35, F Jan 3, 2008

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    9-5? No Thanks!

    I've lived with DSPS for pretty much my entire life, although only in the last month have I finally been diagnosed as having it. I think back now and think of how much my past experiences echo the symptoms of the condition, but I managed to get by enough that I never thought I...
    QuestionableEthics QuestionableEthics 26-30 1 Response Oct 13, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I have just ran across DSPS today in researching and trying to find out what exactly has been wrong with me for most of my life. I've classified myself as a night owl since I was...
    CrowWoman CrowWoman 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I honestly don't know if this is me. Everything fits. Only having the chance to possibly sleep if at all after 3 am. Being forced to wake at 6 on week days. Supplementing my sleep...
    AbyssalSilence AbyssalSilence 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I hatr it when I tell people I've been up for an obscenely long time and they ask me if I tried to sleep. No, I want to be a miserable zombie all day. Or when people say so quick...
    Ztun7856 Ztun7856 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    But sometimes the bicyclist sleeps. And i get stuck on sad.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M a week ago

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    And the bicyclist is up. Wait. Dang. Another nap. He gets more sleep than me. Evil inner brat.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    We all will develop at different speeds and in different ways. I stopped growing in just about every way at fifteen or so. I have an older video for sex education i am sharing with...
    Human4 Human4 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with ADHD schizophrenia bipolar disorder when I was 18 I had never even been to a doctor.. I was taken in a ambulance at the age of 18 for doing something ive...
    branakimpink branakimpink 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I fall asleep quick and easy, usually within 5-10 minutes of laying down....then I sleep for about three hours and then wake up every 30 minutes to an hour for the rest of the...
    katiebeth91 katiebeth91 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I have a very long history of sleeping problems. I can't stay up longer than midnight in fear of sleepwalking. I twitch in my sleep. Sometimes I wake up to leg cramps and...
    BITTERandNAIVE BITTERandNAIVE 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Every night since January I have started to have several dreams in the night and I wake up each time from them throughout the night. I don't really remember them well besides the...
    KadriMacarov KadriMacarov 18-21, F Mar 17

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    It started when I was eleven , the bullying , it carried on until I was 16 and was forced to move high school . that's when , I know realise I started showing symptoms of PTSD , I...
    girldevil123 girldevil123 16-17, F a week ago

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    I just woke up. So I was dreaming about something not really last thing I remember was my mom looking really creepy them I felt like I couldn't move but my eyes were open. It was...
    shiyinglu shiyinglu 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    It's quite annoying actually. I don't know what it is but my doctor said it might be mild Insomnia. I sleep about two to four hours a night. Sometimes not at all.
    Aviaria Aviaria 13-15, F Mar 17

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    I need help. I was just on spring break and I ****** up my sleeping schedule. I need help! I have school tomorrow!
    universegirl101 universegirl101 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I have trouble falling asleep earlier than 1am even during the work week. And even if I did not sleep much the previous night, I would still be awake until late the next night. Any...
    VoiceInYourHead VoiceInYourHead 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've encountered a form of sleep paralysis. It's never been as intense as I've read from other people but I have different encounters with it and it's been really spread out...
    DayDreamer1393 DayDreamer1393 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I can't sleep any at all anyone want to talk?
    beachgirl13 beachgirl13 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hi all, I am writing on behalf of a documentary company. We would like to do a documentary on BIID, and are looking for people who are willing to talk about it, preferably showing...
    PeterLykkeLind PeterLykkeLind 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 4

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    Hi everyone, I am currently researching BIID and would really appreciate it if anyone with the condition could answer my three questions. 1. Do you think your BIID is/was as a...
    felicityjane8 felicityjane8 18-21, F Mar 17

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    My bicyclist wont wake up. He fell asleep with me on sad. Hope he wakes up soon. To help me feel new emotions again.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I am looking for the gate keeper. can anyone help?
    fracturedBIID fracturedBIID 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    Ok cyclist woke. Got happy. But keeps circling sad. And aroused. And disgusted. Crap buddy. Pick a new track moron.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    i'm glad i met someone here who gives me a little hope for tomorrow. tomorrow i'm going to make a fake tattoo haha.
    Raicyn Raicyn 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Have Trouble Sleeping? 7 Easy Ways to Cure Insomnia (http://luv2sex.theblogpress.com/?p=4187) You can find here some suggested ways to help you cure insomnia. Read on to find out...
    how2stayyoung how2stayyoung 51-55, M 3 hrs ago

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    I just don't know if this makes sense to anyone else. Support appreciated. Thanks. I have an eating disorder. I have had an eating disorder off and on since I was 14 or so, maybe...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    http://psychcentral.com/disorders/schizoid-personality-disorder-symptoms/ my life makes sense now, and i'm pretty sure i have this type of disorder. i'm not sure how long i've had...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I just don't know if this makes sense to anyone else. Support appreciated. Thanks. I have an eating disorder. I have had an eating disorder off and on since I was 14 or so, maybe...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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    Recently I have come to terms with my moderate body dysmorphic disorder. I have just realized that it is bad enough that I need to see a professional for help. Not because I have...
    smilemoonbright smilemoonbright 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I have a freaking eating disorder since my depression got worse and start feeling lonely I started eating like a freak and I took 17 kg in 6 months I'm desperate
    emmadarko emmadarko 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Ever since I've been sleeping naked I have been sleeping so much better. I went for a sleepover last night and I had to whip off my clothes because I couldn't sleep. My friends...
    xboredbitchxx xboredbitchxx 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 1

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    I have had sleep paralysis for a very long time. I am very scared to fall asleep tonight. I avoid sleeping on my back because I feel that I am most likely to get it. Last night I...
    DemonDreaminn DemonDreaminn 22-25, F Mar 5

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    Hi everyone. I'm not sure if what I'm experiencing is narcolepsy of what it is. I've been really tired all the time lately. Like for almost 2 months constantly. I get enough sleep...
    Lemons2000 Lemons2000 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Hi everyone. I'm not sure if what I'm experiencing is narcolepsy of what it is. I've been really tired all the time lately. Like for almost 2 months constantly. I get enough sleep...
    Lemons2000 Lemons2000 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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