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    More Than Likely, I Have Dsps - Ever since I started college and I was able to pick my schedule and have long winter and summer breaks, I have noticed that I will fall asleep...
    alienware alienware 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 1, 2011

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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...
    Issac95 Issac95 18-21, M 20 Responses Mar 19, 2009

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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...
    NightOwl58 NightOwl58 56-60, F Mar 12

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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...
    jbrooke997069 jbrooke997069 51-55 2 Responses Jul 14, 2011

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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...
    veew veew 31-35, M 20 Responses May 5, 2012

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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...
    morningview morningview 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 6, 2011

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    Do I? - I tried explaining this to my parents, but my dad keeps telling me it's "self-inflicted." Now I feel a bit foolish because I don't want to use this as an...
    musicspirit musicspirit 16-17, F 8 Responses Apr 8, 2009

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    Living With Dsps - Starting off, I'm a college student going into my fourth year to complete my degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. I have always had a significant problem...
    Prower92 Prower92 22-25, M 5 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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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...
    Chinookwindgal Chinookwindgal 56-60, F 5 Responses Mar 28, 2012

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    Try This Is You Must Wake Up In The Morning. - I know how it feels!! My body wants to sleep from 6am-2pm. Like others have said, the time seems to be getting later and later as I...
    hollyms hollyms 22-25 1 Response Oct 3, 2010

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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...
    nitekat nitekat 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 30, 2013

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    I Do Too - Never knew the name of it but I had DSPS too. About 5 years ago I started taking 8 mg. of Zanaflex, not a sleeping pill a muscle relaxer, every night. I dropped off to...
    Devlen Devlen 61-65, F 7 Responses Mar 20, 2009

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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...
    daydreamangel daydreamangel 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2013

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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...
    SethAsa SethAsa 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 2, 2010

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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...
    PoliticalDiva PoliticalDiva 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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    Dsps - I'm currently 11 years old. I've been having DSPS for a couple of weeks now. I had it last year but it began to fade. Now it's came back to haunt me. I usually go to sleep...
    Trixie2702 Trixie2702 13-15 4 Responses Oct 21, 2012

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    Ashlygentle Sleep Problem - i have a sleep problems even though i am on sleeping tablets i get 4- 5 hours a day.warm regards
    ashlygentle ashlygentle 41-45, M Dec 13, 2012

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    Information On Ada And A Success Story - I just want to let people know that the American with Disability Act (ADA) is a possible option for people who work in America and who feel...
    klumposaurus klumposaurus 31-35 2 Responses Jan 16, 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...
    NWTravers NWTravers 26-30 Jul 2, 2011

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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...
    iheartmyspleen iheartmyspleen 22-25, F Dec 4, 2013

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    Is Anyone On This List Married, Or Have Children? - How do you cope?  My boyfriend has DSPS and I want to marry him but neither of us can imagine how this might work...
    Lyssa453 Lyssa453 26-30, F 1 Response May 10, 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...
    Mediocre Mediocre 22-25, F 8 Responses Feb 2, 2010

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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...
    MPaq MPaq 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 12, 2013

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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...
    Tryitagain Tryitagain 46-50 1 Response Oct 6, 2010

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    The only problem I have with this is nothing is open at night. I live in a small town, and I am too young for bars (I'd rather avoid the groups there anyway). I enjoy the cafe in...
    hidex hidex 16-17, F Dec 23, 2013

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    Just Found Out This Is A Disorder Thats Recognised On The Internet Called Dspd - I have often wondered why I cant get to sleep until around 2 - 3 am every night - its so hard...
    cathy124 cathy124 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2013

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    It's More Than Just Being A "night Owl" - Ever since I can remember, I've been a night person. Even as a young kid, my parents would try to put me to sleep at a normal hour and I'd...
    mermaidtails mermaidtails 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2012

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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...
    hadalittle hadalittle 31-35 5 Responses Feb 18, 2011

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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...
    measuredinlight measuredinlight 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 15, 2013

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    Not Professionally Diagnosed But Doctor Believes I Have The Delayed Sleep Thing - This is weird because on the one hand,i was diagnosed as being bipolar since 1981.Then a year ago...
    Ratsnake Ratsnake 36-40, M Apr 22, 2013

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    Dsps: Always And Forever - My name is Coral. I've had DSPS as long as I can remember. The first time I had my own alarm clock is when I was 8-years-old. That was the first time I...
    CoralFang CoralFang 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 29, 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...
    TheLori TheLori 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 14, 2013

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    My Own Story - I have always suffered or should I say experienced this sleep abnormally, even as a very young child I would be found out of my crib, playing with my toys in the...
    Renouveau Renouveau 31-35 Apr 21, 2011

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    Yes, I Have - i can't sleep at night for a month. everyday i go to bed around 7-8 am. and if i have class morning i sleep just one hour and have headache all day.but if i don't...
    CrazyAsian CrazyAsian 18-21, F Feb 17, 2013

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    Finally Some Answers. - A week ago I was diagnosed with DSPS. 15 years - half of my life - of severe sleep problems, sleepmedicin that didn´t work, a diagnose that said "depressed...
    deLaurent deLaurent 26-30 2 Responses Dec 8, 2012

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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...
    StepOnMeAndYouDie StepOnMeAndYouDie 18-21, F 9 Responses Jun 6, 2010

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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...
    MedlarGW MedlarGW 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 4, 2013

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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...
    SaradactylMichelle SaradactylMichelle 22-25, F Jul 28, 2013

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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...
    bhawk01 bhawk01 26-30, M Jan 15

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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...
    nr75 nr75 31-35 2 Responses Jun 16, 2011

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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...
    Catfuchs Catfuchs 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2013

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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...
    MedlarGW MedlarGW 22-25, M Sep 27, 2013

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    I Am Really Needing Some Support Here. - Hello everyone. I just found this website, and I am glad I can get in touch with others who are struggling with this condition. All my life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Feb 11, 2011

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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...
    cabbagetime cabbagetime 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 7, 2012

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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...
    Pozadam Pozadam 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 19

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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...
    ny7yankee ny7yankee 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 12

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    Reading Some Stories Makes Me Feel Old, But Dsps Can Affect Anyone! - I turn 40 this year (yep, the mid-life crisis has begun..a tattoo, never thought I'd get one). Anyway, the...
    scattynat scattynat 41-45, F Feb 25, 2013

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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...
    Upsidedowngirl Upsidedowngirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 2, 2010

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    I Don't Consider It a Pathology - I had a trip during the Easter holiday last week. During the trip I had to follow my friends' sleeping pattern. I could fall asleep easily with my...
    wowococohoho wowococohoho 22-25 1 Response Apr 15, 2009

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    Mines Is Hereditary - I always thought it was because my mom couldn't work, my brother and sister just slept hard and I was too active. Even in the military I never adjusted to...
    FranquiB FranquiB 36-40, F Nov 8, 2012

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    I'm Practically A Vampire.... -  My name is Melissa; I’m 24 years of age. I have Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS) I have had this for many years, however I was unaware...
    InTheDarkness InTheDarkness 22-25 4 Responses Jan 5, 2012

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    I Feel Helpless - I am 21 years old and just found out about DSPS. I am 100% positive I have this disorder, but for some reason I am the opposite of relieved. Now I know I have no...
    sleeplessintx sleeplessintx 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 10, 2011