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I Have Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 53 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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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 13, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    austin1635 austin1635 51-55, M Nov 6

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    Whenever there's a sleep paralysis scene on TV i couldn't help but remember the horror that i used to suffer from 8/9 months ago. I was watching this short Japanese horror film...
    ifeelyoukodomotachi ifeelyoukodomotachi 18-21, F Nov 15

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    All my experiences with sleep paralysis are different. I remember my first time experiencing it. My bed started to shake aggressively at about 3 a.m., I thought it was an...
    solielnoir solielnoir 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    Could you have PTSD from years of being bullied. It quick for about 12-18 months and start up again.
    shadowfluffy6 shadowfluffy6 18-21, F Nov 11

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    I haven't been able to sleep in a long while now. It's becoming frustrating and I've sought treatment options. None of it worked. My doctor pointed out it could be linked to...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 12

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    With a lack of warmth and open communication in my formative years, I guess the way I coped when I was a child was to look for solace in books I've read, games I've played, shows I...
    twelves twelves 22-25 5 days ago

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    When I have so much on my mind, I can never fall asleep. And even if I manage to fall asleep, I'll wake up before I get enough sleep. I should be sleeping right now. But instead, I...
    aew11 aew11 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    My depression is a Demon. I've had Sleep Paralysis my whole life. I have memories of dreams about what i thought were the golden eyes of my beloved rottweilers, but were instead...
    TheDylanG TheDylanG 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    This was by far the most terrifying experience ever in my life. It happened a year ago when i was 15. I was lying on my bed, sleeping and suddenly i woke up (or i think i did) to...
    priscess priscess 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 26

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    It started about a half a year ago when I first got sleep paralysis. The first time it happened I thought I just dreamed it. But it happened way more often, by now I have it at...
    raccoon0810 raccoon0810 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 1

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    I hate sleeping alone..I know it sounds dumb but it's just nice being next to someone.
    SunshineH316 SunshineH316 22-25, F Nov 7

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    team no sleep, somebody talk to me :p
    aammmy aammmy 18-21, F Nov 8

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    team no sleep, somebody talk to me :p
    aammmy aammmy 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 8

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    I was sleeping and then i opened my eyes, but i was still asleep... Then i heard a man sitting beside my bed telling me a story about a possessed doll... Then as he was telling...
    abbihayworth abbihayworth 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    I want to sleep wo worries
    111gadafy 111gadafy 31-35, M Nov 16

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    I never knew what this was called. But this has happened to me for as long as I can remember. Here is a description of how it happens for me... 1. As I start to fall asleep, my...
    AveryWhite AveryWhite 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 1

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    It is an internal demon at times, controlling my thoughts, controlling my words...some days I am a puppet on a string .....I fight it back as best I can, never letting it fully do...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 1

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    today at work was a tough one. right as you think everything is going smoothly, something bad happens. still trying to recover from it but I know I never will fully.
    lovebites86 lovebites86 26-30, F Nov 7

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    Everyone has two sides to them, I don't mean real or fake, I mean there are differences between your 2am and 2pm personalty.
    jojo0915 jojo0915 31-35, M Nov 8

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    It bites hard. Meds made it worse. And heart attacks on seroquel. But they can debate diagnosis. Was in phoenix. Had a doctor. He left. New doctor came. She...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    Ok. Too bipolar to read posts. Again. And too dark to go write. Dang mood swings.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    Ok so can I just start by saying? It is the scariest freakin thing ever! It's happened to me quite a lot. The very first time I experienced it was about 2 years ago, when I was 15...
    lc543 lc543 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 1

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    I'm bored and want to text anyone want to talk to me.
    Foreverrobin Foreverrobin 56-60 Nov 8

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    Yup it's 1 AM and not asleep yet....
    BloodRedDarkness BloodRedDarkness 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    Thanks to society not fixing much.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 17

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    lately when night comes,my stomaque get hurt so bad.and panic attack,too.right now..someone private message me :)
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    so, last night it was it clown. that's new.
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    For over seven months, I've been in a relationship with someone, problem is I have a very sexual alter who is getting jealous of mine and his relationship... Is it bad of me to say...
    monsterwithinme monsterwithinme 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have insomnia. Sleeping for me is already hard. I found that I sleep ten times better if I have someone beside me. I must comfort me or something like that, I'm not really sure...
    XxNightRavexX XxNightRavexX 18-21, F Nov 2

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    I have PTSD and I can't sleep I try but to no avail. I don't know what to do I want to lay next to my wife and fall asleep with her but I can't. I only fall asleep 3 hours before I...
    clnj clnj 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I dont know what it is but I have to sleep with the fan on. If I dont I end up stuffy and with a headache.
    ALostSiren ALostSiren 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    I hate how it feels like a waist of time. There are so many better things that I could be spending my time doing but nooo. I have to sleep. boo
    Blackbutterflies99 Blackbutterflies99 13-15, F Nov 7

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    I wanna know it's there any effects which it harm you and your body when you sleep a lot cuz I have been sleeping a lot lately and I just want to know what happen?
    narinagrg narinagrg 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    I think it would be fun to have a sleepover with another married couple.. modest and clean of course. I think it would be so much fun!
    astrokitty4341 astrokitty4341 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I remember when I was 12, I went to have a sleepover at my friend's house. It was Friday night so we were up pretty late. Eventually, my friend fell asleep around 2 AM, I was still...
    BSPdS BSPdS 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 11

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    I've been using albuterol inhalers/treatments for 13 years. Majority of my life. And its had its side affects. Like high blood pressure, and a shallow/weak feeling in my heart. I...
    thelookinglass thelookinglass 18-21, F Nov 18

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    I'm so tired of this... I'm so tired of wanting someone who I'll never have, tired of denying my own feelings, tired of not being able to tell any of my friends about this, tired...
    auntnichole auntnichole 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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