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I Have Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Hi I would like to vent a bit.Yes I have a bipolar spouse.I understand that it takes patients and the right medication.He was diagnosed with bipolar this April.And he is bipolar...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I can only sleep when my room is pitch black ! Why is that I wonder ?
    roes55 roes55 56-60, F 2 hrs ago

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    I'd rather have way more sleep with someone else.
    Theguy0298 Theguy0298 16-17, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I've gone through major trauma recently...major mind control, brainwashing, loss of a soul mate, & being alone through it all. I've been going to therapy, I'm on meds and I seemed...
    Fiftypercent Fiftypercent 18-21 11 hrs ago

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    Well, hi there, fellow sufferers :D I bet your sleep schedule can't be more f*cked up than mine! I have something called Circadian Rhythm Disorder or Internal Clock Disorder. I...
    sweetsnake sweetsnake 22-25, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    It's rediculous, life is hard for everyone and takes it's toll, for some more than others but i constantly think if i had been adopted by a loving family what i may have been. The...
    MushroomFaerie148 MushroomFaerie148 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I woke up at 6:40 this morning to my little sister knocking on the door. I had told them to wake me up when they woke up the night before so I'd make them breakfast. I rolled out...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    When my wife finally told me for certain it was divorce, I broke down and sobbed, snot coming down, etc. Told her that was it, I wanted to end it. In a few minutes she came back...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    The worst part is a word triggers. Or a picture. Or a view. Or a memory. And every so often. The rapid leaves. And sad rules.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    I know all about bipolar disorder . I know all about the ups and the downs, the wanting the sex all the time, and the not wanting to be touched at all. I know all about the mood...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I Refer To My Depression As If It Were An Intimate Friend She, (because it must be a "she," for who else could hold such a constant draw on me for the last thirty years,) is a...
    WripTyde WripTyde 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    To my father, my abuser for 25 years: I am writing to inform you that I know exactly who and what you are. Additionally, despite your many years of bullying & brainwashing...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    To my father, my abuser for 25 years: I am writing to inform you that I know exactly who and what you are. Additionally, despite your many years of bullying & brainwashing...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    To my father, my abuser for 25 years: I am writing to inform you that I know exactly who and what you are. Additionally, despite your many years of bullying & brainwashing...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I've been having this problem for a while now. While I'm in school I usually don't go to sleep until like 12:00 or 1:00. But since my summer vacation started.... I haven't been...
    cutekittycat cutekittycat 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    My sleep schedule is all messed up. i am not at home and have been sleeping in a reclining chair for almost two weeks. i cant wait to get out of here.
    KMB5 KMB5 51-55 5 days ago

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    theres this old lady with blood stains in her clothes and blood coming out of her eyes approaching me. im struggling to move and scream at the top of my lungs but no words came out...
    quinnxael quinnxael 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am about to enter a treatment facility voluntary to do a vert extreme dangerous treatment ... behavior modification the program they do in prisons to break the minds of killers...
    jesuscleavage jesuscleavage 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Sad. Mad. Amused. Repeat.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So i tried lucid dreaming and yeah it happened. sleep paralysis. all i remember was that i was laying on my back and i was looking up at the ceiling unable to move or talk and then...
    Alexander5050 Alexander5050 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Like adhd. But way more intense. And made worse by meds. And cigs calm it. How fokyn odd. After heart attacks came Age acquired adhd followed. And thought to mouth...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    I don't like to say I have, or have had, an eating disorder because I feel it is somewhat unfair to those who's lives have been dangerously altered or taken by it. However, I'm...
    TeaspoonEm17 TeaspoonEm17 16-17, F a week ago

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    I have my machine and my mask but my problem is more I can use it and it doesn't bother me it's small and goes right over my nose. It only bothers me after 1 hour of sleep I always...
    DriftingLeaf DriftingLeaf 18-21 2 Responses Jun 28

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    Ever since I could remember I've never been able to just fall asleep whenever. I sleep in soooo late, like 12:00 pm and I constantly get yelled at for it by my parents. I literally...
    saide33 saide33 13-15, F Jun 28

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    It seems when I don't get enough sleep, I start seeing things.
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F Jun 28

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    is anyone here from Australia
    fracturedBIID fracturedBIID 26-30, M Jun 28

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    The first time it happened, I didn't know what to think. I just brushed it off as a really vivid nightmare. That is, until it happened again a week later. That's when I realized...
    SylvieX SylvieX 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Please read with care, and take steps to keep yourself feeling safe and secure, if reading about body image and associated topics are triggering for you. I’m your stereotypical...
    ChocolateCurvesModel ChocolateCurvesModel 31-35, F Jun 26

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    Write about your experiencePlease read with care, and take steps to keep yourself feeling safe and secure, if reading about body image and associated topics are triggering for you...
    ChocolateCurvesModel ChocolateCurvesModel 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I have no friends, the only people I socialize with are relatives. From the age of 13 till I was 23 I was addicted to crack cocaine. My day to day life was chasing the high. I'm...
    Atlas319 Atlas319 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 26

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