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I Have Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 54 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Just this weekend I was out with colleagues at a very busy pub and as usual found it very difficult to follow the conversation. I have always struggled when in noisy environments...
    ProfessorDrew ProfessorDrew 51-55, M 19 hrs ago

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    Idk what types of sleep disorders are there in the world, but sometimes, I really feel/do weird things in my sleep that I think I might have some kind of sleep disorder. Apart...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Is it a sleeping disorder or was it an actual attack?I don't know. Happened to me three times. When I was going through paranoid schizophrenia faze. Never happened again since...
    keepitreal78 keepitreal78 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 10

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    and it's really hard to live with, you know? Like, all of the crazy, stupid **** I've done is all so self-destructive. Being so happy and being the life of the party one second to...
    justleaving justleaving 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    I haven't been diagnosed, but I have intense feelings of wanting some type of disease, medical condition, mental condition, or disability. I'm more fixated on being in a wheelchair...
    MorganDeen MorganDeen 13-15, F Nov 30

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    I'm a 16yo girl and I haven't even started my period yet, my boobs are tiny as well. It gets me down everyday that everyone looks so much older than me, and I feel so self...
    noonee123 noonee123 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 9

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    PART 1 Went through other posts on Binge Eating Disorder, glad I'm not alone. However, its still not a good thing. I've been binging for a while now, and if counting calories work...
    TJLK TJLK 18-21, F Dec 8

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    I suppose I could call it insomnia. It has been both productive and destructive in my life. I can remember as a child having great difficulty sleeping. When I discovered books I...
    TunnelofTrees TunnelofTrees 36-40, M Nov 28

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    I can't sleep. I did sleep for an hour. I awoke feeling sad, scared, and lonely. I wonder why. a bad dream that I can't remember maybe. kicked out of bed. now curled up on...
    regalshewolf regalshewolf 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    Last night was my first known sleepwalk. According to my older brother, I got out of my bed, walked to my television and said "you win, I lose" he then said "what? You lose what...
    FrenziedMaple FrenziedMaple 18-21, M Dec 13

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    I grew up believing that I would be something amazing. I have a spotty history of divorced, absent parents; child abuse from a stepfather; social ineptness; and depression. When...
    hellaborderline hellaborderline 22-25, M Dec 2

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    Part 2 This is a crazy vicious cycle. I dont know how to deal with all these crap. People judge. ALL THE TIME. People do not look up to me, and i want to prove them wrong. I can be...
    TJLK TJLK 18-21, F Dec 8

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    So many people have gone through so much ****; physical abuse, teasing, being forced to take care of people who don’t appreciate it. I know so many people who have had it worse...
    cme4u cme4u 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    I always oeverthink before sleep and end up going to sleep at 4-5 am. then i need to get up ar 9-10 am. I have anxiety issues and can't just can't fall asleep at night....
    vasinas vasinas 22-25, F Dec 11

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    I have days when I eat normal but then I will have days where I eat so much food its crazy.... usually i start my day fine and then at the end of the day i just stuff my face with...
    mypawshaveprints mypawshaveprints 18-21, F Dec 13

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    Today and yesterday was a good example of this. I have to take sleepers in order to sleep properly, thenight before last, I took one at 4am, and woke up at 8am feeling fine and...
    Kattastrophe Kattastrophe 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    its was a very terrifying and confusing experience, I've woken up many , many times in the middle of my sleep before but last night was different. i was laying on my stomach with...
    yaritza16 yaritza16 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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...
    TwentyTwoReasons TwentyTwoReasons 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    I have had it a couple times in my life,but last night was the scariest thing ever.I was sleeping,fell asleep on the couch.I started to dream about demons and i was scared,but i...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 32 Responses Nov 26

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    I used to live in a small apartment and constantly have it like every night until i moved to a house. i would wake up in the dead of night not being able to move. i didn't know...
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 26

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    cant sleep and I have work in 2 hours.... sigh
    Efoile Efoile 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 28

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    Get out of my head, I'm trying to sleep... Stop keeping me awake with your unnecessary nightmares.
    BloodofAmara BloodofAmara 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 11

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    I start hockey tomorrow and ugh my coach isn't helping she doesn't communicate and wants me to play Saturday when I can't, I've never been in hockey skates before either! I can't...
    SomethingAboutFigureSkating SomethingAboutFigureSkating 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    Every time I wake up it's so late in the evening that my whole family's asleep and I've got no one to talk to -_- I really need to sort my sleeping pattern out..
    nathans872 nathans872 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    It's annoying cos I can't sleep ATM. I want to but.. It's like annoying. Cos I can't if you know what I mean.
    Makaleetah Makaleetah 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Something is happening so what the **** are you doing to have fun before
    BigBrainTheory BigBrainTheory 31-35, M 6 days ago

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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 Nov 24

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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 Nov 24

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    I feel so deeply sad. 😔 Like what's the point of me being here because no one likes me. My brother hates me I think because he never wants to talk to me anymore. He just walks...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Nov 28

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    I'm so depressed right now. :( I feel like I'm drowning. I'm drowning in a salty river of sadness. It hurts me to be this sad. My whole body feels like its being held down and I...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Nov 29

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    when words are not enough 
    IAmOptimusPrime IAmOptimusPrime 22-25, F Nov 30

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    There was this one time I was going to make enough tuna to make sandwiches for a few days but i ended up just eating all the tuna probably within 15 seconds.
    mypawshaveprints mypawshaveprints 18-21, F Dec 13

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    so, last night it was it clown. that's new.
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 24

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    I'm always starting on my back but I will wake up on my belly or side. I've even woken up in the fetal position.
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    Because few things get improved. But chris tries to help. http://youtu.be/vw5lwK9UAY8
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 28

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    I don't know if it really was SP, but I remember the feeling of hands on my arms and legs, and something looking at me right in front of my face. My eyes were closed, and I was...
    almaera almaera 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I think I may have borderline personality disorder. It's a little hard to deal with. I know something is wrong with me and I don't want to live my life thinking that and not doing...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Nov 26

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