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I Have Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 55 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm wondering if somethings wrong with me or if anyone can connect. Naturally, on weekends and when I dont have something to get up for, I sleep 9-11 hours. Weekdays it's all over...
    tjindigo tjindigo 18-21, F a week ago

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    A friends father: Ok, well here is the long version--sorry it's a long read. I have a 28 year old daughter who has recently been working herself into the ground, and it caught...
    faintking faintking 31-35, M 2 hrs ago

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    But sometimes the bicyclist sleeps. And i get stuck on sad.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 21

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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 Mar 26

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    so this has happened to me a lot, and I never actually thought to look up what it could be and now I know haha. I must say I'm kind of scared by the things I've read. I've never...
    elliecrow elliecrow 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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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 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 22

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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 Mar 24

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    Since wifey died takes ages to get to sleep. I ready alot, watch movies instead of sleeping til im tired enough 2 sleep. Alot of times I just sleep in living room an bed cold...
    Widower1 Widower1 31-35 4 days ago

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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 1 Response Mar 24

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    I have experimented with Lucid Dreaming before. Last night I was attempting to go Lucid and ended up in sleep paralysis with terrifying hallucinations. While attempting to go Lucid...
    tbotset tbotset 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    Dear Danny, I learned how to live with a pack mentality. I resisted it a long time because it's never how I wanted the world to be. It happened one day though, I realized that in...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F Apr 5

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    First experience with ghost was an unpleasant visit. I had a long day, at that time I was living abroad, felt a dark and eerie presence in my room, before going to bed. Tried to...
    netiiii netiiii 22-25, F Apr 6

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    I take 2 kinds of sleeping pills and seroquel and i bearly sleep. fml
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 4 days ago

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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 Mar 22

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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 Mar 23

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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...
    DayDreamer1394 DayDreamer1394 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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    I can't sleep any at all anyone want to talk?
    beachgirl13 beachgirl13 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    [see picture] Wtf is this!!?? I barely see any difference between the two! Why do they get so much dark blue (deep sleep) with AND without earplugs?! That's not even fair... >_>
    ArrowPewPew ArrowPewPew 18-21 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Yup. I really want to sleep at this point of time but i don't know how. Fudge
    pawpawyumul pawpawyumul 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    A few hours ago I had a nap on the bed and I awoke a few times to see that my sisters were in the room too. Anyway, I must have been just about waking up because I heard my sister...
    ClaraBowDaily ClaraBowDaily 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Moods wont stabilize. EP Link
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 hr ago

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    awful night last night feel awful today
    mysmugcat mysmugcat 41-45, F 5 Responses 9 hrs ago

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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 Mar 22

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    I am looking for the gate keeper. can anyone help?
    fracturedBIID fracturedBIID 26-30, M Mar 25

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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 Mar 25

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    Easter. Wasnt going to celebrate. Doubt bible pure. And am poor. Plus disabled. But sadness hit. So i looked at my budget. And drove to town. To spend...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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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 Mar 24

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    I don't know what it is, but I want more. I don't know how to change my body clock to get more.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I take pills and medicine but I feel like **** in the mornings... Any ideas that may actually help me fall asleep besides pills? ( please don't say a warm cup of milk or counting...
    TheWorldsExiled TheWorldsExiled 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I didn't know what was happening at all and so I had to google it the next day, although I was pretty scared at the time when I read about it, it became interesting
    Meirin Meirin 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    It all began with hearing my neighbor's kids screaming and crying, I rolled to my side and then suddenly all I could hear was screaming from the outside and inside of my house. I...
    ItStartsHere ItStartsHere 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    **** people who say anxiety and panic disorder isn't real. **** people who say that it's all in your head. **** people who say that it doesn't exist. **** people who say ANY...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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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...