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Medically Proven....

A few months ago I was surfing Wikipedia's list of mental disorders, in this were included various sleep disorders. Curious, I clicked on them, and read the different pages. I was reading the symptoms of 'Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome' and quickly realized it was what I had. I went to the doctor, and he confirmed this to be true. Yay! I've been diagnosed, happy, right? No. Not really.

The thing about Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome is that the only thing you can really do is take medication, but I sadly get tolerant to medication ridiculously fast. Not only that, it's a life long disorder that affects my every day life. Basically, I'm nocturnal. My whole schedual is about eight to nine hours behind every one else's, so I should naturally be sleeping from six in the morning to three in the afternoon. Most teenagers have a mild form of Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome throughout there adolescence and eventually grow out of it. I've had this all my life, even when I was a toddler I couldn't get to sleep until around midnight.

I can't get to sleep any earlier than eleven thirty, and this is with medication. And I have to get up at five thirty to take the public bus to school. It's honestly rather hellish. I've become used to being sleep deprived each day.... but I know that if only I didn't have this damn disorder many of my other problems would be gone or greatly reduced!

It really ****** me off..... >.>
Artaith Artaith 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2011

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My natural schedule is between 6 to 9 am bedtime and I wake up around 530. I have tried everything I can think of to change it because I cannot function on this schedule. I take to a of sleeping pills and still cannot sleep until 5 or 6am