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I Have Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 50 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    DSPS probably began for me in my teenage years. I didn't know what it was and had no name for it. Like many other people's experience with DSPS, it was assumed that I was lazy or...
    softgreenhourglass softgreenhourglass 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    It's been almost two years since I learned I had this. It is great knowing that I'm not alone, and that I'm not a terrible person... But now what? I'm unemployed, I don't have the...
    WantingToHope WantingToHope 18-21 Sep 15

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    My life goes up and down, up and down constantly. I'm all over the place, never quite sure what I'm feeling at any given point. I've never been diagnosed, but my mom has bipolar...
    casuallyscreaming casuallyscreaming 16-17, F a week ago

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    I used to have sleep paralysis a lot when I was younger, around 14 or 15, but it hasn't happened much since I got married. Sometimes I started to wonder if it ever happened, or if...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F Sep 6

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    it was just once but I was at a summer camp and I was sleeping in the dark corner and I went to sleep I woke up and I couldn't move but I saw a couple of my friends just jumping on...
    xlovelybutterflyx xlovelybutterflyx 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I have recently been diagnosed with BPD. I'm releaved in the sense that thier is a label for my nightmarish life. I commence DBT in Spring 2015. Reaching out to others with this...
    MindCage MindCage 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    so it's 7:30 in the ****** mornin, I'm drunk as **** and so very far from sleep... my dark side wants to come out and play.. this is not a good sign.. I can't control it, I can't...
    fuckitol fuckitol 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 13

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    I am taking a medicine called zolfresh to help me sleep, but the problem is that I become delusional after taking it and sometimes say awkward things on dose that sound very crazy...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M Sep 8

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    I just finished night shifts and i have trouble going to sleep at night. This has lead me to find this website and hello to whoever else is out there
    1crowdedhour 1crowdedhour 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    And I am not going to change it. One is the cold-hearted killer one that wants to destroy everything. One is all rainbow and sunshine and wants to help everyone. One is the...
    DarknessFalls101 DarknessFalls101 13-15, F Sep 2

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    I hate when I can feel a sad episode coming on yet can't do anything to stop it from coming.
    aligain aligain 31-35, F Sep 7

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F Sep 12

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    Well here it goes. It started about a year ago. I don't know but it just happened overnight. Since then I can't care about things, that friends are just acquaintances for me and I...
    darns darns 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 16

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    Hotline/Crisis Numbers: http://ptsdusa.org/get-help/hotline-crisis-numbers/
    pyeito pyeito 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    I have a delayed sleep phase which means that without medication, I typically fall asleep between two and four a.m. I can sleep a full eight or nine hours but falling asleep at a...
    softgreenhourglass softgreenhourglass 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    I spent half my day in the mirror. Make videos of myself because I don't think what I'm seeing in the mirror is right. Spent time putting makeup on and then taking it off because I...
    Zezebabe Zezebabe 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    EDIT ; 2014/09/07 : I showed it to another doctor and he said I don't have this, thanks gosh. I have it too sadly :( I was checked a couple of days ago by an ENT specialist...
    Zulwarn Zulwarn 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    I have had a eating disorder for 3 years now and it's been over a year and a half since I've kept a meal down, can't help but wonder what's happening to my body and what's going to...
    mariya843 mariya843 16-17, F Sep 2

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    Hello! I've have been sleeping naked for about a week now and it is amazing! I always wake up more refreshed,fall asleep faster and wake up on time! I've have always been...
    LlMABEAN LlMABEAN 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Hello! I've have been sleeping naked for about a week now and it is amazing! I always wake up more refreshed,fall asleep faster and wake up on time! I've have always been...
    LlMABEAN LlMABEAN 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    There is no reason (save one that I can think of) that would excuse cheating. Not one. It is very selfish to simply go out, sleep around, then go home and expect your wife/husband...
    VainGoddess VainGoddess 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    Another night of it. Better than I have been sleeping, but still feel tired all the time
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    My loneliness is starting to take a toll on my body. I never thought I could experience loneliness this deep. Maybe its equivalent to the counterpart of how I felt happiness with...
    Listening2us Listening2us 26-30, F a week ago

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    I found my old teddy bear he's soft and reminds me of the times when things were better I know I am a little old for stuffed animals but I have been sleeping with him in my arms...
    nadirah96 nadirah96 16-17, F Sep 2

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    My boyfriend who I thought I was going to spend the rest of my life with left me. We lived together, slept with each other every night. Took baths with each other made dinner for...
    Mangocupcakes Mangocupcakes 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    i got my learners and i am 32 years old, i am lefty , from the caribbean ,well my boyfriend show me 3 lessons before i got my learners friday gone (19/09/2014) i did my first...
    blusoldierwoman blusoldierwoman 26-30, F a week ago

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    I promised myself that when I felt that I had truly overcame my disorder, that I would share my story with those that are currently suffering Let me give a little background...
    dnicolee dnicolee 18-21, F Sep 2

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    I have a lot of things. It's weird how I go on my daily life blending in with everyone else while my head is so chaotic. I have split personality: the other personality I have is...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    Five years ago i get my first anxiety and panic attack, it takes me one and a half year to understand what it is, doctors were wrong in my case, what i needed is a psychiatric and...
    whispersgod whispersgod 26-30, M 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I going to sleep. It's 4 am. I have to wake up at 7am. I have 3 hours of sleep. Perfect, I will look amazing tomorrow.
    just4fun93 just4fun93 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 hr ago

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    My sister is bipolar.Though I really know that she can't control her thoughts and action,everytime she enters her maniac phase,I really want to break her face.My parents are old...
    bakonet bakonet 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am recently out of the "denial" that I have a disorder. I am consciously aware that the thought processes within my neurological wiring are malfunctioning. I have the behaviors...
    utteringartist87 utteringartist87 26-30 1 Response 1 day ago

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    For some reason Sleeping naked makes me get horny, i have no clue why?!? Does anyone else have this problem?
    LLAMAAAA LLAMAAAA 13-15, F 9 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    HEART & TOOTH ..... broken heart is the 3ed phase after happy heart and tortured heart , it's the sift from happiness to extend torment that results in broken heart . to explain...
    xthedreamerx xthedreamerx 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 14

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    So for the past couple of years, (2011-now) i would go to school and just push through without eating, and by my last year in school I wasn't eating everyday, I could go the day...
    TaylaT21 TaylaT21 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    Ok uhh, talked with my psychiatrist yesterday and we decided to try a three week trial period of no meds! So I'm one day in and I'm getting serious withdrawals... I'm cycling so...
    Yu12 Yu12 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 10

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    My name is Karly and I am 25 years old. My family of 6 has a history of Depression, Anxiety, ADD/ADHD and sleeping disorders. My father, sister and I suffer from all the above...
    kcmac311 kcmac311 22-25, F Sep 16