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Does medical marijuana help delayed sleep phase syndrome?

Does medical marijuana help delayed sleep phase syndrome?

Marijuana and sleep: In general no. Mj is most know regarding n3 and rem adjustment. Illicit drugs are not recommended and most times for dsps or other circadian disorders medications are not treatments of choice. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Schwartz
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Delayed Sleep Phase (Definition)

Delayed sleep-phase syndrome (DSPS) is a condition in which a person has a circadian rhythm sleep disorder, a chronic problem with the timing of his sleep, his peak period of alertness, his body temperature rhythm, etc..., compared to the average normal person. People with DSPS generally fall asleep hours after midnight and have difficulty waking up in the morning, but are not sleepy ...Read more


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Can I be prescribed medical cannabis for delayed sleep phase syndrome?

Can I be prescribed medical cannabis for delayed sleep phase syndrome?

Not responsibly: The actual contents and preparation of cannabis matters are not controlled or even known; the effects, therapeutic or otherwise are not studied, at least not for delayed sleep phase syndrome. ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about delayed sleep phase syndrome?

Can you tell me anything about delayed sleep phase syndrome?

DSPD: You can learn more about this circadian rhythm sleep disorder at http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/delayed-sleep-phase/. ...Read more

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Where can I go to get checked for delayed sleep phase syndrome?

A sleep specialist: The diagnosis is generally made on the basis of some combination of a careful history by a sleep expert, a sleep record that you keep for a period of time (maybe two to three weeks) and, possibly, a recording system of activity (called and actigraph). Actually the "fitbit" and several smartphone apps can substitute for an actigraph. ...Read more

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Can taking 10, 000 iu of vit D3 for a few months reset my sleep-cycle if I have delayed sleep phase syndrome?

Can taking 10, 000 iu of vit D3 for a few months reset my sleep-cycle if I have delayed sleep phase syndrome?

Probably not: There is no evidence to support vitamin d to shift sleep phase. Bright light at the right time can do it and high doses of melatonin timed right can do it, but easiest is to stay awake throughout the night and next day (around 36 hours or so), then go to sleep at the desired time and you should be on that cycle. ...Read more

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How is light therapy used to treat delayed sleep phase syndrome?

How is light therapy used to treat delayed sleep phase syndrome?

Light therapy DPSD: There are two ways to treat this using like or lack of light. One way is to use a blocker sunglasses after 6 pm. They must be used very consistently. They block out the blu-rays that the ganglion cells on your retina absorbed and then send messages via your suprachiasmatic nucleus to your pineal gland and effect melatonin secretion.
Stanfordhospital. Org/.../bright-light-therapy. Html
bright light. ...Read more

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Are irregular serotonin levels an indicator of delayed sleep phase syndrome?

Not Really: Most of the scientific evidence points to melatonin secretion, which is largely governed by a part of the brain called the suprachiasmatic nucleus, as the main chemical in circadian rhythm disturbances such as delayed sleep phase disorder. Serotonin is just one brain messenger important for us to feel awake. ...Read more

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What are home remedies for delayed sleep phase syndrome?

What are home remedies for delayed sleep phase syndrome?

DSPS: Sleep hygiene, sleep restriction, evening melatonin, morning light therapy after ct min, cbti etc. ...Read more

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Need some tips for someone who has delayed sleep phase syndrome?

DSPS: You can learn more about this circadian rhythm sleep disorder at http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/delayed-sleep-phase/ use excellent sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish >. ...Read more

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Would moving to a different time zone help someone with dsps (delayed sleep phase syndrome)?

Would moving to a different time zone help someone with dsps (delayed sleep phase syndrome)?

No: Delayed sleep phase syndrome (dsps) results from a pathological alignment of one's sleep-wake schedule with one's internal biological clock. While moving to a different time zone could temporarily alleviate dsps, it is likely that one would slip back into a delayed sleep-wake schedule within weeks. See my other answers on dsps for effective treatments of dsps (am bright light, pm melatonin). ...Read more

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Would moving to a different time zone help a person deal with dsps (delayed sleep phase syndrome)?

Would moving to a different time zone help a person deal with dsps (delayed sleep phase syndrome)?

No: The problem is not as simple as the problem of being in the wrong time zone. Rather the problem is that the person is not responding appropriately to the cues in their environment that should be synchronizing their rhythms to the current time zone. In other words, a move would relatively quickly end up with the same delayed sleep phase. ...Read more

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What's the difference between delayed sleep phase syndrome and shift work syndrome?

What's the difference between delayed sleep phase syndrome and shift work syndrome?

Causes: Delayed sleep phase syndrome refers to a tendency to go to sleep late and wake up late. Shift work syndrome refers to any problem caused by the fact that the shift that you work interferes with your sleep - most commonly because you work the night shift, a time which is when you would ordinarily be sleeping. In other words, dsps is about your "natural" tendencies, sws is due to your work. ...Read more

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I think I have "delayed sleep phase syndrome." is there anything I can do to have a "normal" daily routine?

I think I have "delayed sleep phase syndrome." is there anything I can do to have a "normal" daily routine?

Delayed sleep phase: There are very helpful ways to reverse delayed sleep phase. Easy they are not. If this is affecting your daytime function or your work, it is worth seeking a professional to help you deal with this. Most treatments involve behavioral therapy (i.e. Using chronotherpy) with a component of phototherapy. ...Read more

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What actually is a delayed sleep phase syndrome?

What actually is a delayed sleep phase syndrome?

Circadian disorder: Delayed sleep phase syndrome (dsps) is partly a genetic condition that results in the delayed timing of sleep with respect to the signal generated by the endogenous biological clock. People with dsps cannot fall asleep until very late at night and then sleep late into the day. Moving one's wake-up time earlier by increments each day, evening melatonin, or morning bright light can ameliorate dsps. ...Read more

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Are add and delayed sleep phase syndrome connected?

Not necessarily: Add and delayed sleep phase syndrome (dsps) are not necessarily connected.
There is some research however that shows that up to 20% of sleep deprived children have add. Treating the cause of sleep deprivation improves, but does not necessarily resolve the add. ...Read more

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Medical Marijuana (Definition)

It is the parts of the herb cannabis used as a physician-recommended form of medicine or herbal therapy or as synthetic forms such as thc. Some uses are; to ameliorate nausea/vomiting, to stimulate hunger in aids or chemotherapy patients, to treat glaucoma, neurogenic ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more