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I Have Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome

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    I honestly don't know

    if this is me. Everything fits. Only having the chance to possibly sleep if at all after 3 am. Being forced to wake at 6 on week days. Supplementing my sleep with an hour everyday by sleeping during break and lunch. Being woken at 10 on Saturdays and 8 on Sundays. I don't mind...
    AbyssalSilence AbyssalSilence 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Unable To Sleep From Age 5...

    I've had symptoms of Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome since I was about 5 years old. My parents have home videos of putting me to bed and me repeatedly saying, "I'm not tired" or "I always just sit up awake in bed." I have distinct memories of lying in bed at age 10 staring at the...
    SaradactylMichelle SaradactylMichelle 22-25, F Jul 28, 2013

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    The Midnight Hour.

    I do all my writing in the dead of night, while I'm waiting for 5 o clock to roll around so I can finnaly find rest. It started when I would stay up really late out in my sleep out, when I was about 11yrs, it got worse latter on when I started to hate school. I dreaded the idea...
    Issac95 Issac95 18-21, M 20 Responses Mar 19, 2009

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    I Finally Found Relief For DSPS

    I have lived with DSPS for over 20 years & have FINALLY FOUND RELIEF. My body used to prefer to sleep from around 5am untill about 2pm. Now I take herbal supplements as follows.... AVIPAXIN upon wake up. (2 capsules) MELATONIN around 7pm & (1 capsule) SERENE about an hour before...
    Catfuchs Catfuchs 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2013

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    Misdiagnosed With Depression For 20 Years

    Twenty-five years ago, I was diagnosed with depression and SAD. The diagnosis never seemed to "fit", but what else could it be? I had all the classic symptoms. I was prescribed a variety of antidepressants and a SAD light. My doctor told me I would probably be on drugs for...
    Chinookwindgal Chinookwindgal 56-60, F 5 Responses Mar 28, 2012

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    Tirelessly Tired

    I have never slept 'right' and never socialized 'right.'  I have always been the feet my family heard in the middle of the night.  Cue the sound of parents calling out, telling me to get to bed.  I stayed up late and read New Yorker cartoons.  I watched David...
    SethAsa SethAsa 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 2, 2010

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    DSPS. Sick And Tired Of Trying To Adapt, Always Being Tired, Missing Out On Life And Being Misunderstood. Time For Change!

    If you read this story and suffer from Delayed Sleep  Phase Syndrome yourself, this probably will sound pretty familiar to you. I've had an enormous mental benefit of reading all of your stories, knowing that I'm not alone and that what I'm experiencing is nothing to be ashamed...
    veew veew 31-35, M 21 Responses May 5, 2012

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    Awake With Dsps.

    For YEARS, I've dealt with this sleeping problem. I'm 22 years old now, and have been dealing with this since I was probably around 13-15 (probably even younger, but can't quite remember). My parents and younger brother would label me as "lazy" and "irresponsible" because I was...
    nitekat nitekat 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 30, 2013

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    Not Professionally Diagnosed But Doctor Believes I Have The Delayed Sleep Thing

    I was born with 5 ears.the doctor says this is odd while his nurse is okay with it and likes me to pull my pants down and cough..lately I've been staring at my neighbor's 11 year old daughter but NOT because of anything bad//it's only because she's forming good titts at such a...
    Ratsnake Ratsnake 36-40, M Apr 22, 2013

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    Helpful Site

    Hi All, I recently found this site. http://circadiansleepdisorders.org/ It seems like a really good group that is really trying to further research and understanding about Circadian Sleep Disorders. They really need support and followers to make an impact so check them out...
    sleepyvixen sleepyvixen 31-35, F Jul 13, 2012

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    Hey guys - 25 y/o female here is australia.

    I've had some form of dspd since I was about 3 years old but it didn't become a problem until adolescence. And then what a problem it became. I'm sure most of you are familiar with how these things manifest but a quick run down. At 14, in an attempt to deal with the 'insomnia' i...
    iheartmyspleen iheartmyspleen 26-30, F Dec 4, 2013

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    Dead-end

    Even in my early childhood I felt more alert during the night. I developed DSPS around 13 years old, but luckily for me, my family took me out of traditional public school and went to a public "independent study" school for my middle and high school years. You only have to go to...
    FlamingFlamingo FlamingFlamingo 18-21 Dec 4, 2013

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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 money to spend on treatments, which may not even work for me... I live with people who still insist that it's just me being...
    WantingToHope WantingToHope 18-21 1 Response Sep 15, 2014

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    Delayed Life

    During college, I slept from 4 or 5 in the morning to 3 in the afternoon. I missed classes and missed out on activities with friends which I regret. My natural hours were way off from the norm and I couldn't do anything about it. Well, I didn't really make an effort to do...
    daydreamangel daydreamangel 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2013

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    I hatr it when I tell people I've been up

    for an obscenely long time and they ask me if I tried to sleep. No, I want to be a miserable zombie all day. Or when people say so quick "well It's because you need to exercise, put away your phone, drink water, etc." Honestly, I've been this way my entire life. If my doctor is...
    Ztun7856 Ztun7856 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    I am 58 years old and have probably had this

    since my teens. I have struggled over the years with this disorder and like many have mentioned here, it's been hard at times. I've rushed into work and classes at the last minute, totally exhausted and feel that a lot of things in life have been harder because I haven't been...
    NightOwl58 NightOwl58 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 12, 2014

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    Hi, I am a 35 women who has just been diagnosed

    with DSPS. I have too struggled since I was a child. Early mornings seem so evil to me. I am not functional anytime before before 9am at the earliest. My alarm goes off at 7:30am every work day and yet is I still can't get up before 8:30. My work hours are 9-5 but I never get...
    Awake36 Awake36 36-40, F Mar 10, 2014

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    It's a little inconvenient

    and lonely, because when people come home from work, I'm just going to start my 'day' lol ;) the offices close, the shops/cafes closed at night so I can't eat my 'lunch' outside; the library close at night; can't meet lecturers because it's not office hour anymore; I feel...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    At long last I have I have a name

    and description for my inability to fall asleep till the wee small hours and I have made an appointment with a Sleep Disorder Doctor to confirm my suspicions. For years and perhaps my whole life I have been out of sync with the rest of society's sleep/wake habits. Fortunately I...
    midnitemind midnitemind 70+ Feb 1

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    Wide Awake

    Last night I had a quick shave, brushed my teeth and got into bed next to my partner. It was about 2:00am and she was in the first stage of sleep almost immediately, while I was still trying to get comfortable. I woke her up once or twice from my shuffling and fidgeting, but...
    MedlarGW MedlarGW 22-25, M Sep 27, 2013

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    Hi, My Name Is Alex And I Have Dsps

    Hello to all non-sleepers! Yes, you can add another to your list, this time from Spain. My story resembles closely to all of yours. I had a terrible time at school because i had problems sleeping well. I was exausted and did not know why. At college I found out I was not going...
    xelamai xelamai 31-35 1 Response Apr 15, 2012

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    Please Help Me, Dsps Has Decimated My Life

    I turn 21 soon and my life has been a complete wreck due to various issues. The absolute worst issue that plagues me is this delayed sleep phase syndrome. I recently had to drop out of college for the second time because every time I tried to adapt my schedule I would end up...
    measuredinlight measuredinlight 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 15, 2013

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    Dsps - It Would Make So Much Make Sense

    So I'm 27, and only heard about DSPS for the first time yesterday. I am avidly looking up whatever I can find on it, found people's stories here and decided to share my own. Obviously, I'm not officially diagnosed at this point, but everything lines up so much with my own...
    TheLori TheLori 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 14, 2013

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    Do I Have Dsps?

    Since I was about ten, maybe a little less, I found it really difficult to turn my head off at night. I'd just feel like there was no way to just stop thinking; like I was bored and uncontrollably thinking of things I could do, rather than sleep. Now, by the time I eventually...
    MedlarGW MedlarGW 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 4, 2013

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    Is This Really Something Other People Suffer With? I Thought It Was Just Me.

    I am 31 year old woman and have spent my whole life beating myself up for not being able to do what everyone else can do. I can't wake up in the morning and I can't go to sleep at a normal time. I really want to believe that this is not my fault. I couldn't believe it when I read...
    hadalittle hadalittle 31-35 5 Responses Feb 18, 2011

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    I am so frustrated with this!

    I am to the point where I think I have to choose between quitting my job to avoid health problems associated with sleep deprivation and having an income. Anybody tried Re Timer Glasses? I want so badly to try them but cannot afford them. I am so desperate! I cannot afford...
    Debhus Debhus 51-55 May 24, 2014

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    I Knew Jonathan Creek Had All The Answers!

    Finally, it all makes sense! Isn't it so true that is only takes one little thing to nudge you in the right direction?So, first things first, I've had issues with "late-sleeping" since I was about 17, I just figured I was doing so much that my rhythms were a bit, "off" and would...
    morningview morningview 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 6, 2011

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    I'm Pretty Sure I Have This.

    I'm 20 and I have had the going to bed between 2:30 and 4am every night for about as long as I can remember. I am a writer and I write my best at night. My parents don't understand that I cant seem to help it. I've tried going to sleep at a "NORMAL" hour to them and I just lay in...
    StepOnMeAndYouDie StepOnMeAndYouDie 18-21, F 9 Responses Jun 6, 2010

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    Late Night Googling...

    Like most of the rest of you, I post this during hours that other groups don't post.  I can't sleep. Again.  Lay in bed, listening to the sound of my husband breathing.  I have all my necessary sleep stuff going, white noise, total darkness, no socks etc. ...
    emily11megan emily11megan 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 24, 2010

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    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 a teenager and I am 52 years old now. My preferred sleep has always been about 2am-4am and use to wake at about 11am or noon when I was younger...
    CrowWoman CrowWoman 51-55, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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    . Bon! c'est de l'argent _comptant_.

    J'en avais bien besoin. «Et de ce non content Aurait avec le pied réitéré...». Sac Vanessa Bruno Grand .. Monsieur ici _présent_ M'a d'un fort grand soufflet fait un petit _présent_.... Et vous, venez au fait. SAC VANESSA BRUNO LIN / Un mot Du fait... Et quand il serait...
    nyujhkhjk0 nyujhkhjk0 26-30, M Dec 16, 2013

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    I am so sick of having this!

    ! It causes so many problems for me. Everyone around me just thinks I'm lazy when I can't help it. I take so many different sleeping medications just to try to get my sleep schedule back on track but it only helps short term and I'm afraid that pills will mess up my body. I...
    dannyfelis131 dannyfelis131 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2014

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    I didn't know there was a name

    for this. My wife two minutes in bed and asleep. Me on the other hand takes hours to finally shut off. Tired in the mornings. Getting a quick nap is a joke cause it would take an hour just to shut off if I ever could. Then like tonight, I fall asleep, them wake up after two...
    ny7yankee ny7yankee 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 12, 2014

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    I am so frustrated and miserable with this!

    Anybody tried the Re timer Glasses? I want so badly to try them but cannot afford them. Anybody at all can offer any help? There is absolutely no flexibility in my job hours and I am to the point where I AM THINKING ABOUT QUITTING! I have a fantastic high paying career...
    Debhus Debhus 51-55 3 Responses May 24, 2014

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    Pretty Sure I Have Dsps- Advice Please

    I posted this in another I have DSPS group so I apologize if you already read this: 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 clock turn to 12:34...
    PoliticalDiva PoliticalDiva 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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    Amazing!!!!!!

    I stumbled across this website (at 3.30 am!) and am so very very happy!All my life I have struggled with 'normal' bedtimes and have been called wierd, lazy, psycotic and some people even believe that I'm depressed! I'm none of these things, except possibly a bit wierd!My ideal...
    jbrooke997069 jbrooke997069 51-55 2 Responses Jul 14, 2011

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    I Have A 16 Year Old Son Who Has Just Been Diagnosed With DSPD

    I get a lot of flak from friends, family and especially his school about the times he gets up (4pm) and the time he goes to bed (8am). They blame me for being a bad parent and him for being lazy! I know it's very hard to understand, but this truly is a disability. We've tried...
    MPaq MPaq 41-45, F 6 Responses Sep 12, 2013

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    I've Finally Found My Disorder: Dsps

    I'm 29 and I've battled with my sleeping hours for all of my life. Even as a child, my mother tells me that I was a nightmare to put to bed. High school was very difficult to get through. I've always shamed myself into feeling that I am undisciplined, unmotivated, and indolent. I...
    NWTravers NWTravers 26-30 Jul 2, 2011

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    I Believe/know I Have Dsps

    I have been dealing with this since I was young but it never really became a problem until (from what I can remember) I was around 23 (I am 35 now). The reason I believe it was around that age is because I remember I had just moved out of my parents. I also remember waking up...
    nr75 nr75 31-35 2 Responses Jun 16, 2011

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    I have had DSPS for years

    and it has destroyed many aspects of my life. I was prescribed melatonin to help me get to sleep, but even if i got to sleep early i still woke up late, so i did some research and came across a product called "Wake up on time". Theyre tablets with caffeine and other vitamins in...
    bhawk01 bhawk01 26-30, M Jan 15, 2014

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    It Finally Makes Sense.

    Wow. Who knew. I discovered the existence of DSPS a few hours ago. I’ve been reading about it since. It’s 9 am now, and here I am. This has been by far the most profound revelation I’ve had in my 23 years of life – or at least in the last 10-or-so years of it which I can...
    cabbagetime cabbagetime 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 7, 2012

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    I only got three hours of sleep last night,

    and now it's 5:20 am and my brain won't shut up. I did what I was told, took my sleep medicine at 11:30, but it's not making me sleepy. Just dizzy. Anyone still awake looking for a bit of company for the time being?
    Ztun7856 Ztun7856 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2014

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    Fortunately I am self-employed

    and can sleep the hours I "like" to 6AM-1PM. Not that I really want to be this way, but every time I try to reset to normal time, it only lasts a week or two. It isn't convenient, and it sucks, but if I have to, I can dose with Melatonin, L-Theanine and 5HTP, sometimes adding...
    Pozadam Pozadam 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 19, 2014

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    My Battle With Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome

    At first I thought I was just a nighthawk, and maybe I was but this progressed into a full blown syndrome.  It became increasingly more difficult to get up early in the morning and to fall asleep in the evening.  I tried various remedies and it was almost impossible to...
    Tryitagain Tryitagain 46-50 2 Responses Oct 6, 2010

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    I Have Dsps

    I was sure something was 'wrong' with my sleeping patterns so I did a quick Google search on sleep disorders. A list appeared, I scrolled through them and eventually arrived at Delayed Sleep Phrase Syndrome. I read all the symptoms and details and it fitted me PERFECTLY! I was...
    Mediocre Mediocre 22-25, F 8 Responses Feb 2, 2010

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    Trying To Fix My Delayed Sleep

    Hi everybody Recently I have been making a big effort to change my sleep problem.  I think I might have come up with a regime that helps me. I absolutely hate mornings and am almost non-functional.  My body wants to sleep at 4am.  Times I have to get up at...
    Upsidedowngirl Upsidedowngirl 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 2, 2010

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