Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Have Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 54 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I have just ran across DSPS today in researching and trying to find out what exactly has been wrong with me for most of my life. I've classified myself as a night owl since I was...
    CrowWoman CrowWoman 51-55, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i have sleeping pills i have to take at night but yet i still have trouble sleeping.
    kissmebabe15 kissmebabe15 13-15, F Feb 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just became aware that the police were at my CPA meeting at parkside ,no body from the early intervention told me that there will be police presence at my meeting so I'm chocked...
    Anonymous79ea Anonymous79ea 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This so called sleep paralysis, is what the doctors and scientists say because they them selfs don't know what it is. And they say its all got to do with so called rem sleep? And...
    ashleymendes55 ashleymendes55 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    technically, we all get sleep paralysis as aoon as we cycle back to stage 1 sleep (REM sleep). we cycle through all the stages of sleep in no specific order, numerous times...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M Feb 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've had a really scary and supernatural experience with Sleep Paralysis. I was in a very deep sleep and when I woke I realised that I couldn't move. I've had Sleep Paralysis a few...
    Alouisexo Alouisexo 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Since the age of 3 I have had my share of nightmares but nothing scares me the most than when I'm having a Sleep Paralysis episode. Imagine being awake but you can't talk, you...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F Feb 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I wrote a real "humdinger" of a true story here about an event that happened to me many years ago. it was about sleep paralysis and explained a lot about the stages of sleep. it...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M Feb 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    On the off chance that I do have a full night to sleep, I will still wake up drained. Strange dreams plague me on those nights. So, it seems that no matter what, I can never get a...
    3lli 3lli 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have always thought it would be awesome to not any arms legs I like to have some one them cut off . I want them gone
    hopetodie hopetodie 51-55, M Feb 18

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I hate sleeping issues... Every evening I hope that I could have a good night sleep.
    lindahe lindahe 31-35, F Feb 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's weird? to want to sleep without having a dream. Once I wake up in the middle of the night, I can't go back to sleep because the dream I just have.
    Enoshimasan Enoshimasan 18-21 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I often wake up in the middle of the night or in the early morning, and can't get back to sleep for hours. It always leaves me drained and cranky, which sucks not only for me, but...
    3lli 3lli 18-21, F Feb 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I tend to enjoy cleaning while I am upset. It takes my mind off of things and distracts me. I have caught myself on numerous occasions sleepwalking and cleaning. Most often I tend...
    Anonymous9065 Anonymous9065 18-21, F Feb 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have been known to sleep walk.
    FrankK70 FrankK70 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's nearly one AM and I'm lying in a lonely bed out of town, contemplating the subject of feelings. I think it's so odd that we try to tell ourselves (and others) how and what to...
    MommaBella MommaBella 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    LIKE I CAN NEVER ******* SLEEP ugH
    lilbiatch lilbiatch 16-17, F Feb 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My daughter is 3 yrs old and has just been diagnosed with central sleep apnea .. She has had on going Respiratry problems asthma ect since birth which is an on going struggle over...
    ChristmasStar ChristmasStar 36-40, F 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just woke up. So I was dreaming about something not really last thing I remember was my mom looking really creepy them I felt like I couldn't move but my eyes were open. It was...
    shiyinglu shiyinglu 13-15, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Maybe that's why I have anger issues
    lilbiatch lilbiatch 16-17, F Feb 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It is hard too control and most ppl can not understand it and think I can control it.
    kclayne kclayne 18-21, F Feb 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Sounds like me. I gotta be the most messed up person in existence. I'm such a waste of space. I can't work or even leave the house unless someone is with me.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Feb 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I suffered for years before arranging an accident that resulted in effectively curing my biid.
    georg1984 georg1984 26-30, M 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Well lately it's been happening a lot...my body is paralyzed as if I were asleep yet my brain is still functioning as if I were awake...so weird
    ladfan4life ladfan4life 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I recently started using a CPAP machine. What a difference.
    dontgitbit dontgitbit 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just don't know if this makes sense to anyone else. Support appreciated. Thanks. I have an eating disorder. I have had an eating disorder off and on since I was 14 or so, maybe...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i have a binge eating disorder. this is an eating disorder and i feel completely out of control of it. after going through a healthy weight loss i am back to binge eating and i...
    jermdbt80612 jermdbt80612 18-21, F 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just don't know if this makes sense to anyone else. Support appreciated. Thanks. I have an eating disorder. I have had an eating disorder off and on since I was 14 or so, maybe...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have a weird eating disorder. I love to eat chalk especially after having spicy food.
    Samsalsa Samsalsa 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have had a panic disorder for a couple years now, but lately My panic attacks are getting worse. I feel hopeless every single day and I feel like I have no one to support me.
    myillmind myillmind 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I JUST FOUND OUT IM GETTING NEW SHRINK AN IN MY FILES IT SAYS I HAVE GENDER IDENTITY ISSUES/DISORDER GUESS IT KINDA MAKES SENSE SINCE A FEW YEARS BACK I TRYED TO CUT MY **** OF...
    SweetGazePup SweetGazePup 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Man I am so tired I could close my eyes right now. I managed to get new earphones two weeks ago but those were faulty and I couldn't use them. My mother bought me a new pair about...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Feb 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ever since I've been sleeping naked I have been sleeping so much better. I went for a sleepover last night and I had to whip off my clothes because I couldn't sleep. My friends...
    xboredbitchxx xboredbitchxx 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel