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I Have Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    OpenlyHonestly OpenlyHonestly 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    My eyes are open, my body is tired. I want to sleep but I just can't and I have to be at work at 9am and its already 249am... ugh!!!! -_-
    SkateBoardz SkateBoardz 18-21, T 4 hrs ago

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    I think one of the more depressing things I put up with at this point in my life would have to be listening to all these other people around my age - and even years younger - who...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I'm starting to come around to the thought that everything in dreams can and does have a speculative 'meaning' not always a truth but in the sense of we dream what we know - I...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M 7 hrs ago

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    ****VERY LONG DEscriptION****I've never told anyone about this before and it's one of my darkest secrets. But I have 3 alters that make up "me." They don't have names so I gave...
    Ikebanna69 Ikebanna69 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Right now I'm not in a relationship. I have very few friends. A very close friend just went off to college.other friends are pot heads. I'm okay with that but I don't smoke and and...
    Daavviid Daavviid 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    So right now I'm thinking over careers again. I'm just going to ramble over my choices. A) Neuroscientist/Neuropsychologist. I would be going into research either way because med...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have sleep apenea and I have to sleep with a sleeping machine or everyone in the house will hear me snoring. I have been told that I stop breathing and a few seconds later, I...
    BiSeniorMale48 BiSeniorMale48 66-70, M 3 days ago

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    Sleep apnoea occurs when the walls of the throat come together or collapse during sleep, blocking off the upper part of the airway. A person with this disorder might have a sleep...
    topcap2017 topcap2017 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Is it normal that I imagine sad stories and cry over them ? It happens when I'm in bed I try to think only good things ,but then it just ends up being sad .when I imagining then...
    prankqueen prankqueen 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Had it last night. I've been experiencing it since I was 11. I'm 15 now and have had it a total of 10 times throughout the these four years. I'll tell you about the three most...
    AnonymousJSS AnonymousJSS 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I haven't had it in a while, but it's one of the most terrifying things I have ever experienced. I'm not able to move, I feel like I can't breathe, and I struggle to move some part...
    intellectualaspirant intellectualaspirant 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    At one time I thought I had a crush on my mechanics teacher but then again I was like Nahh Leyla that's just some weird phase you're going through Teenage years makes you have...
    lilacadventures lilacadventures 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am just so frustrated and angry with myself right now. I have been trying to get to a normal weight and maintain it for YEARS and I just cannot seem to get there. I am stuck on a...
    Robinzasio Robinzasio 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    i have nf1 i was born with one on my neck it went to my left shoulder it hurt real bad i had it removed a little after i turned 17
    banna32 banna32 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    well, it's undiagnosed, so....who knows how rare.
    improbablegirl improbablegirl 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I slept for 2 1/2 hours but it felt like I didn't sleep at all. I knew I was sleeping because I had dreams and I can remember it clearly. I dreamed about going for a trip to LA...
    sarasakun sarasakun 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    When I have sleep paralysis I always have this 'dream' about drowning in water and I can't move. I would also hear millions of my different people shout to me. Repeating this...
    GZPJ GZPJ 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Over the past years, I've taken part in a lot of school trips and I must say that the number of youngsters resorting to drinking alcohol and/or using other addictive substances in...
    Drastine Drastine 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 22

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    Hey I am 15 and have had rumination syndrome/disorder for almost a year now. I hid it from my parents for 4 months because I was so horribly ashamed about it. I thought that it was...
    renee2018 renee2018 13-15, F Aug 21

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    I am terrified of my sleepwalking. Terrified. I started doing it around 5 years old. My parents were told repeatedly, "She'll grow out of it." I am now nearing my mid 20s and it...
    BITTERandNAIVE BITTERandNAIVE 22-25, F Aug 20

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    When I was almost four years old I saw a dead that's been left on the streets. I was red and swollen and had the had the worst smell you could imagine. Apparently, we had a...
    wallflower01 wallflower01 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Recently, I have discovered that some women are particularly attracted to disabled people. A few wish to become disabled as well. I believe the former are said to be Devotees...
    esran2015 esran2015 26-30, M Aug 20

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    i have to sleep with earplugs in, because it comforts me to hear my own breathing in my ears before I fall asleep.
    Azureeblue Azureeblue 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I have posted here before but this time was different from all the other times. It all started with a dream I was running home in a really bad snowstorm I fell over right next to...
    Ziako Ziako 22-25, M Aug 20

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    This is the best medicine to put you to sleep! Better than nightquill zzz quill
    Daavviid Daavviid 18-21, M Aug 19

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    Contrary to belief, there are not many paths to Christ. That is, only ONE will do. Only one path leads to salvation, and it is contradictory and misleading to teach otherwise. This...
    GraceIsMine GraceIsMine 66-70, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    This are terrible and scary who's had them
    nightmares121 nightmares121 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 18

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    When I sleep, I either have to have something to make noise, or I have to put earplugs or some other noise cancelling object on. I literally cannot sleep listening to the normal...
    LysChan LysChan 18-21, F Aug 17

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    I haven't sleep well, because I'm stuck with this machine for a few more days.
    WWYDfan WWYDfan 22-25, M Aug 17

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    So I have sleep paralysis and I'm 15 years old and I had one a couple of days ago where I saw the black shadow again but this time I saw his face and it was to terrifying but I...
    nightmares121 nightmares121 13-15, M Aug 16

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