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I Have Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 13, 2013

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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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    I used to injure myself a lot when I slept. I would wake up in pain after punching my nightstand, when in my dream I was punching an adversary. I used to punch the wall near my bed...
    YourBFF YourBFF 26-30, M Jan 18

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    I got it tonight and have had it in the past too. Its really horrible. Sometimes its for the most part of a few hours, sometimes less. I hardly sleep and has been 1hr last few...
    stargirl58 stargirl58 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    I seriously have trouble sleeping. I could be so so tired and not be able to sleep. My eyes say yes, but my mind says no.
    persayous persayous 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have trouble sleeping at night because that's when I'm the most introspective. My brain is so active at night unfortunately.
    persayous persayous 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Last night I experienced something that I hope to be sleep paralysis. I hope it to be sleep paralysis because I would not want to accept the reality that comes with that of it not...
    gabrielle1722 gabrielle1722 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    Ever since I had metacognition at age 11 or 12, I've wanted to be a paraplegic. I used to read so many stories on orthopedic surgery, and spinal cords... I considered dropping a...
    walch478 walch478 22-25, T Jan 7

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    i don't think I've had sleep paralysis exactly but one time i did wake up and just couldn't move for like a minute. i was thinking i wonder why i can't move then maybe I'm having...
    Jin777 Jin777 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I have real trouble with my sleeping. Sometimes I will fall asleep at a reasonable time with ease. Other times sleep is as elusive as a garden fairy. I find that irregular sleep...
    Neondaze Neondaze 51-55, M Jan 2

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    So this was on monday. I had a doctors appointment at 11:30 am and i didnt have a very good sleep . I woke at 4:30 am and couldnt fall back to sleep till 9:00. So i went to my room...
    Savagez Savagez 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    this tends to happen when I am at work. I work the night shift and at times I am so sleepy that I try and catch a quick nap on my lunch break. the most recent sleep paralysis I...
    alozo562 alozo562 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    Bpd is making me very lonely and suicidal at the min people around me who don't have it don't understand and its getting me down. Just need some one to talk to who understands what...
    abscar1990 abscar1990 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I suffered from sleep paralysis since the age of 5. I was terrified of it but eventually realized that it was just one step before astral travel and learnt to accept it and in fact...
    lostsoul84 lostsoul84 26-30, F Jan 7

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    How to get out of sleep paralysis. This site has eaten my post four times now before I could post it so I'm going to try to be very brief. To easily leave a frightening episode...
    Fritz541 Fritz541 46-50, M Jan 7

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    I have BPD and I am very sad about it. Very disappointed in myself. I never had a normal life. Always had help from other people. I wonder if someday I will be able to support...
    Tchela33 Tchela33 31-35, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    i struggle to sleep every single night. it's getting harder and harder..smh
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    I've just had one of the worst episodes of sleep paralysis yet. I'm still scared and my heart is still unsettled gah ».«
    KilljoyKitty KilljoyKitty 18-21 5 Responses Jan 10

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    Just woke up from a sleep paralysis nightmare i know it's a little late to be up now but can't go back to bed after that nightmare
    lilacstone lilacstone 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    Every time I close my eyes at night, I feel like someone's watching me and it forces me to open my eyes again. I hate it so much. I'm tired, but I can't sleep.
    MaximumAri MaximumAri 13-15, F Jan 14

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    Not really sleepy tonight instead i find myself on here now tonight and bored probably going to read
    lilacstone lilacstone 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    I heard that sleep paralysis happens at least once in a person's lifetime. I started having SP around 3 years ago and had a few episodes of it. Once, I saw something or should I...
    kkechara kkechara 18-21 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am not sure if this is a form of sleep paralysis, but I have once woken up from a nightmare in which a woman stabbed me in the spine with a large needle. I woke up sweating and...
    x3SilverWincanx3 x3SilverWincanx3 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have insomnia from alcohol withdrawal. Night # 2. Here we go.
    poppysue15 poppysue15 41-45, F Jan 14

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    Are we awake or asleep?? I have SP about once a month or a couple times a week. It ALWAYS starts out with a very high pitched noise(most annoying sound in the world). My body...
    moomoo1992 moomoo1992 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    is anyone here from Australia?
    fracturedBIID fracturedBIID 26-30, M Jan 6

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    If anyone wants to chat about how they feel message me
    fracturedBIID fracturedBIID 26-30, M Jan 9

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    wishing for an illness, I know it's not right but every pain or weird feeling in my leg I keep hoping that it is some kind of cancer or infection that requires my leg to be cut off...
    sinistero sinistero 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    My boyfriend just left town for the night, and will be back tomorrow night. I've already started crying, panicking, and I just want him here with me. Having a really hard time...
    libbyslice libbyslice 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I stay up thinking for no reason
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    Ever since I was a young child I have battled social anxiety disorder. Social situations always made me anxious and at times panicky. When I was a teen I came to realize that I was...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I have a mental disorder. I don't like the word illness, it makes it sound like I can be cured but I can't be cured. I have DID, dissociative identity disorder. My name is Julia...
    MeAnd5Others MeAnd5Others 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    ive been diagnosed with depression and wow I just feel so fat. I often get the urge to go bulimic when im angry because im angry at myself and im a ******* fat *** and I just want...
    idkhby idkhby 13-15, F Dec 30, 2014

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    I managed to creep myself out... A lot. I just looked through some of my old papers and stuff. I must have had borderline personality disorder for a long long time. I kept emails...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    I've noticed different sub-personalities within me that affect my moods and behavior. However, I do not have a multiple personality disorder. I do not experience abrupt shifts from...
    DarkPathos DarkPathos 51-55, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I cant sleep next to my snoring husband. This is day three no sleep. He gets mad at me if i nicely ask him to roll over. he gets mad if i sleep in another room. I have explained...
    SweetD03 SweetD03 26-30, F Jan 7

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    I have trouble sleeping. Mostly because I think too much. When I do get tired and sleep, I wish to sleep more than the normal hours. When my eyes open, signaling that I'm alive, I...
    feint30 feint30 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Hey, I'm 18, male, and I have a sleeping habit which I think is, well, weird. I have ADHD as well as Asperger's syndrome, and I don't usually have many friends. I try to foot in...
    ReplacedAxe ReplacedAxe 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Need to get my sleep schedule back in order to Monday. Not sure how tomorrow's gonna go as I'm going to have to sleep late wake up early and go through tomorrow on little sleep so...
    flamingfangirl flamingfangirl 16-17, F Jan 2

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