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Will having depression or anxiety also cause me to have delayed sleep phase?

Will having depression or anxiety also cause me to have delayed sleep phase?

Maybe: Circadian rhythms can be affected by the timing and amount of light your eyes receive. Our rhythms can change if we engage in behaviors that disrupt our timing of light. For instance, if we consistently sleep in later or stay up late, we may not get sun light appropriately to re-synchronize us. People with depression often have insomnia which can potentially affect circadian rhythms. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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What's the cause of delayed sleep phase disorder?

What's the cause of delayed sleep phase disorder?

Habits, light, genes: Delayed sleep phase syndrome is a partly genetic condition whereby one's sleep-wake schedule is greatly delayed with respect to the timing of one's internal biological clock. Causes include 1) habitually intentionally staying up late (e.g. To play video games), 2) exposure to too much light before bedtime, 3) exposure to too little light upon awakening, 4) genetic predisposition, 5) certain meds. ...Read more

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Can sleeping too much- I have depression- cause brain cells to die or to shut down or cause delay in thinking?

Can sleeping too much- I have depression- cause brain cells to die or to shut down or cause delay in thinking?

Depression/Cognition: Sounds like the culprit here is your depression. It can impact your cognition/ability to think ( difficulty w/ memory, concentration, and a slower processing speed or as you mentioned "delay in thinking"). ...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 do I know if I have delayed sleep phase disorder?

How do I know if I have delayed sleep phase disorder?

Chk DSPD signs below: Delayed sleep-phase disorder (dspd), also known as delayed sleep-phase syndrome (dsps), is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder affecting the timing of sleep, peak period of alertness, the core body temperature rhythm, hormonal and other daily rhythms, compared to the general population and relative to societal requirements. People with dspd, equally distributed among adults. ...Read more

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I think I might have delayed sleep phase disorder, how do I know?

I think I might have delayed sleep phase disorder, how do I know?

Rather than self: Diagnosing, why not see a sleep specialist who can check all possibilities? ...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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I have delayed sleep phase syndrome, what is it?

I have delayed sleep phase syndrome, what is it?

Delayed sleep phase: This is a sleep disorder in which you sleep predominantly during the day and stay awake late at night. Your sleep wake cycle has been delayed, it can be treated with chronotherapy in order to reset your your sleep point and wake point. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have delayed sleep phase syndrome?

How to tell if I have delayed sleep phase syndrome?

I would encourage: You to read this article: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/delayed-sleep-phase/. If your sleep pattern is off by 2 or more hours ; you are falling asleep later and waking up later you may have delayed sleep phase. ...Read more

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I have delayed sleep phase disorder, what should I do?

I have delayed sleep phase disorder, what should I do?

Delayed Sleep Phase: Discuss with your medical provider/ sleep specialist. Potential treatment options include melatonin, light therapy, better sleep hygiene ; chronotherapy. ...Read more

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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?

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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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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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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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

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more