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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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    Unable To Get Diagnosedems

    I have yet to be diagnosed as my dr doesn't really want to address my sleep problems. However reading the info this sounds just like me I go to bed at 330 and wake up at 12pm and I can sleep through the day no prob but struggle with any light at night I have found abjob to work...
    Jan 26, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Never Could Sleep Before 3 Am Since I Was A Baby.

    I am so glad i finally found a name for this! Its so rare and most people dont seem to understand. My mother always told me as a baby i could never fall asleep until 3 am. My whole childhood my father would call me "lazy" and that someone was doing something wrong because i...
    Jan 24, 2013

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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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    I think I have post tramatic stress disorder I was raped a few months a go I have vivid nightmares where I wake up screaming and apartetly shouting no.I don't know what to do about...
    Confused848 Confused848 26-30, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Every night, I have problems sleeping. I spent most of the night tossing and turning, when I finally feel like I can go to sleep usually about 7 am, my phone starts ringing so I...
    Mr504 Mr504 36-40, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    So you may have seen my previous story of sleep paralysis, if not you may want to check it out. But to make a long story short, I am a long term sufferer and have experienced and...
    shellofaboy shellofaboy 18-21, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I really need some help.......I keep looking for sleep.
    Mr504 Mr504 36-40, M 19 hrs ago

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    I've been taking a class in my college that recently the topic of eating disorders came up. Now at first I felt like staying out of the conversation because I couldn't figure out...
    cookii cookii 18-21, F Oct 9

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    I don't know what it is but something has been triggering my flasbacks and night terrors. It's been about a week and my whole body is out of whack from lack of sleep and the...
    TheNerdYouLove TheNerdYouLove 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    She angrily peered at the clock for what felt like the hundredth time. Only two minutes had passed since the last time she checked it. 2:47am it read. 2:47am. At that point she...
    salen01 salen01 16-17, F Oct 5

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    I've experienced this twice in my life and hopefully never again. The first time I was 18 and broke up with my gf and went to visit my grandmother (just for some grandma love). She...
    Saphic33 Saphic33 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm 17, and I've been suffering with this for a little over a year. It has been the worst thing to ever happen to me. This is the scariest mental illness I have ever experienced...
    AFSVC AFSVC 16-17, F Oct 5

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    No one ever diagnosed me with ADHD besides myself... I just got written up at my job and feel pretty worthless... I never had much going for me Some people never believe the...
    HUMAN2BME HUMAN2BME 26-30, F Oct 10

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    I don't know if it was sleep paralysis, but last night I had a disturbing dream thingy.. whatever it was. I have a brown labrador (the one that is in my current EP profile picture...
    Noqda Noqda 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    I didn't use to have any problems but I'm so stressed out now that I can't sleep. I'm really tired but when I try to sleep my mind just goes to an over drive. I've always been the...
    Careisla Careisla 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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    I have only had it once but when me and my boyfriend started sleeping together he kept having them and oh my gosh the only thing he forgot to tell me was about his sleep paralysis...
    cbailey301 cbailey301 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 3

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    Always been this way but for a while it did get better and I even got my dreams back I've found a way but then again so much guilt from it. Then now I find I'll have to avoid a...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 7

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    This was a while ago, but to this day it creeps me out. I had woken up in the middle of the night only to find I couldn't move and there was the shadowy figure of a little girl in...
    lksmart89 lksmart89 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    My episodes seem to be getting longer every time. I don't know what to do anymore, last night i was going through one of my typical episodes and went to sleep that way. This...
    yayalefty yayalefty 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    Up at 4 am. To take mentor to doctor. In bed by 6 pm that night. Up at 1145 pm that night. Head attacks. Sleep pattern needs correcting. Lol.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 9

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    I'll stay up til 5 am if u don't have to work a morning stock shift but then next week I have to work at 3am all week... So my late nights will soon die off slowly again and my...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Oct 10

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    I can't remember the last time I slept all night and woke up refreshed, I never want to get up for work in the morning, at that point I finally feel like I could sleep, but have to...
    Dixiechic66 Dixiechic66 46-50, F Oct 13

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    I never sleep the whole night sadly.
    burnedmemories burnedmemories 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    Today i just had sleep paralysis, i hate it 😒
    Taisha23 Taisha23 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 16

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    I've had it about 5 times and all 5 of them were terrifying. I usually don't see things when I have it though. I usually hear noises and it sends me in a panic and I would try to...
    TheOcarinaHero TheOcarinaHero 16-17, T 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    can't sleep at all, v.v
    EyelessGlitch EyelessGlitch 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I wake up every hour in the night. Not exactly an hour (that would just be crazy lol) but around the hour mark. It drives me insane!!!! I can honestly say I haven't had a full...
    Cinci1993 Cinci1993 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I could go to bed at 4:00am and wake up at 12:30 easily I have the worst time trying to go to bed. And sometimes I'll randomly wake up at 3:00 am sweating like crazy and sick as...
    doglover3366 doglover3366 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 10

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    Hotline/Crisis Numbers: http://ptsdusa.org/get-help/hotline-crisis-numbers/
    pyeito pyeito 31-35, M Sep 25

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    It's 6am and I'm still not asleep.
    meunfortunately meunfortunately 18-21, F Oct 10

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    I go to bed at 12:00am to 2:30am and wake up a 4:00am to 6:00am If I go to bed early I will wake up at 8:00am and miss school
    cutekittycat cutekittycat 13-15, F Oct 10

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    experienced this terrifying event again last night, several times.
    ayyomanda ayyomanda 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    I wake up, like my brain is awake. But I literally can't move my body. It's weird, scary, and fun all at the same time. Only happened a couple of times. On time I woke up and I...
    CollinDawg CollinDawg 13-15, M 2 Responses Oct 16

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    I spent half my day in the mirror. Make videos of myself because I don't think what I'm seeing in the mirror is right. Spent time putting makeup on and then taking it off because I...
    Zezebabe Zezebabe 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    You ever think you know enough about sex or knows so much about it that after it gets boring to talk about it or make statements about it? I mean everybody have their learning...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    I was really depressed last November to the point that I didn’t believe I was depressed and told my 2 best friends I was bipolar when I wasn’t. I also told one of them I was...
    em27soccer em27soccer 16-17, F Oct 7

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    In the present time, women really love to wear silk sleepwear since it looks stunning, wonderful and comfortable to wear. In line with this, silk sleepwear is considered as one of...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M Oct 15

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    I am a bi male and have been sleeping in girls lingerie for 3 or more years now, mainly i wear a cami and thong and sometimes a pair of sheer hold ups (panthose) It is the only...
    xXSamanthaCDXx xXSamanthaCDXx 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 2

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    Hello! I've have been sleeping naked for about a week now and it is amazing! I always wake up more refreshed,fall asleep faster and wake up on time! I've have always been...
    LlMABEAN LlMABEAN 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 28

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    Hello! I've have been sleeping naked for about a week now and it is amazing! I always wake up more refreshed,fall asleep faster and wake up on time! I've have always been...
    LlMABEAN LlMABEAN 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 29

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