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I Have Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am so sick of having this!! It causes so many problems for me. Everyone around me just thinks I'm lazy when I can't help it. I take so many different sleeping medications just to...
    dannyfelis131 dannyfelis131 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Now I'm starting to worry. I just turned 15, and I still have no signs of puberty. No growth, no hair, no nothing. I've always been one of the smallest boys in my class, but it...
    zakkattakk zakkattakk 13-15, M 8 Responses Jul 20

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    Hi, I'm Corey. I'm 15. I think most everyone here knows me. I'm the bottom half of "The Jay and Corey Show." I have late puberty. I never joined this group before, because I think...
    moltencorey moltencorey 13-15, M a week ago

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    I'm always tired. All I ever want to do is sleep. I don't know what is wrong with me. I can't get any work done lately and I crashed my car yesterday because I fell asleep at the...
    firecancatchme firecancatchme 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    I take meds to help me sleep. Without them I am awake for like 2 or 3 days at night...and I get really moody. I have really bad insomnia.
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F Aug 1

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    Hey, dudes. Call me Jason. I live to skate. I notice a lot of boys with late puberty get all embarrassed about it. It doesn't bother me a bit. I'm 16 and I started late. I was the...
    16cuteboy 16cuteboy 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    Last night I didnt sleep so well. I laid down way earlier than normal cause my body said it was tired. But my mind or something wasnt i guess. I laid there for about 30 or 40 mins...
    dekantheeccentriciceman dekantheeccentriciceman 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 31

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    I have a really hard time sleeping before 3 or 4 in the morning or past noon. Like my perfect sleep schedule would be 3am-noon. That's how I function best. Even if I have not had...
    ChattyCathy81 ChattyCathy81 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    I suffer from BIID and wanted to talk with others about this. Mine affects two parts of my body and I've been fortunate enough to have one of them removed. I had my lower left...
    needitoff needitoff 31-35, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    So here my husband and i were sitting with some our neighbor drinking some beers and just chatting it up like good neighbors do, when all of a sudden my husband tipsy says to me Oh...
    sczombee sczombee 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Yesterday, wile i was sleeping i kept feeling alot of pressure on my chest (around the rib area), so i guess i partialy woke up, and all of the sudden i couldnt move or speak. It...
    jasmineisb0red jasmineisb0red 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    This was more of the correct term I was looking for ( had). I did sleep walk when I was younger. Went through I believe three episodes of sleep paralysis 5 years ago. Hit and...
    Deeperthinker Deeperthinker 31-35, M Jul 22

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    I feel like I can't move any part of my body and I want to yell for help but I can't speak either Sleep paralysis is pretty scary At least to me
    oliverqbm1995 oliverqbm1995 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    I remember that one time when I went through sleep paralysis, I wanted to cry out to mom and dad cuz I was afraid (I was only 3 or 4). I saw a black hooded figure during that time...
    BloodRedDarkness BloodRedDarkness 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    Sometimes when I go to sleep I stop breathing and I really don't know why but it's so scary
    Chrisgrizzly55 Chrisgrizzly55 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    I literally looked at something in my dream and said "you aren't real" and my mind woke up but I couldn't move or anything. I felt like things were after me. I don't think I'll...
    quirkyme quirkyme 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I have never had sleep paralysis but it sounds horrifying!!
    abbyseaney abbyseaney 16-17, T 3 Responses Jul 23

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    I just astral travelled for the first time in a while. As I was dosing off felt the usual feelings of sleep paralysis I was a bit awkward separating from my body but managed in the...
    beanabus beanabus 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I feel as though my peers and colleagues are not progressing as fast as my mind, soul and heart are. They are moving at a constant slow speed of mental development as I am becoming...
    oldsouldavinci oldsouldavinci 46-50, M Jul 27

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    I have trouble going to bed before 4 am
    simmy6789 simmy6789 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Any suggestions? I sometimes suffer from insomnia...does anyone have any suggestions for how to deal with it...?
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 3

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    Today for the first time, when I *********** that something came out of my ****. It wasn't ***, idk what is was but FINALLY, something is happening!
    ben13579 ben13579 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I wouldn't say I don't get any enjoyment. But I don't attach love or anymore complicated emotion. I hate being look at in a sexual manner.
    kreativebelle kreativebelle 31-35, F Jul 28

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    I can feel 3 inches below the knee of my left leg where it shouldn't be. It's like it's not mine, almost like my soul doesn't extend that far, if you know what I mean. I want it...
    belowthewaistcoat belowthewaistcoat 13-15, T 3 Responses Aug 4

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    I hate feeling like a failure and a waste of space. But I often do. I thought being a grown up meant this sh*t was done?
    c0wboi c0wboi 31-35 1 Response Jul 23

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    Usually I do scrape six hours (if I'm lucky!), but it's always after a fair bit of tossing and turning. My mind just can't switch off. And with the UK heatwave, I've managed 4...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Jul 24

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    I hate it, hate it, HATE IT!!! Especially if you imagine dark moving things that your eye catches a small glimpse of... And you can't do a damn thing about it. NO...just NO.
    emilesfault emilesfault 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 25

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    I had an experience last night as she was pushing on my chest she spoke to me for the first time and said" Your not mine your not his" any insight as to what this means anyone?
    yournotalone92 yournotalone92 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 4

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    Micfly Micfly 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    This happened to me a few times years ago. It felt like I could not lift my head or open my eyes but I was definitely awake. It was terrifying!
    suggestedusername suggestedusername 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I cant sleep at night, like at all. I never get tired at night and when I do go to bed I end up laying there awake until sunrise. I think I have delayed sleep phase syndrome. my...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    It's 4:51 am. I have been like this for about a total of 4 years. I'm exhausted, I always have stuff on my mind which makes it worse. Its obvious now that I have a sleeping...
    OutOfTheOrdinary OutOfTheOrdinary 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Now I'm starting to worry. I just turned 15, and I still have no signs of puberty. No growth, no hair, no nothing. I've always been one of the smallest boys in my class, but it...
    zakkattakk zakkattakk 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Now I'm starting to worry. I just turned 15, and I still have no signs of puberty. No growth, no hair, no nothing. I've always been one of the smallest boys in my class, but it...
    zakkattakk zakkattakk 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    Now I'm starting to worry. I just turned 15, and I still have no signs of puberty. No growth, no hair, no nothing. I've always been one of the smallest boys in my class, but it...
    zakkattakk zakkattakk 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I have severe generalized anxiety disorder along with PTSD. I stopped taking my meds a little over a month ago.
    patches1999 patches1999 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wants you to "Stand With Rand," but for all the work he has done to revise his record lately, it's getting a little hard to figure out where to place one's...
    Mrperfectstranger Mrperfectstranger 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 5

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