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I have trouble falling asleep on weekends but not on week days. Is that considered a sleep disorder?

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Dr. David Duhon
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

In brief: Sleep phase problem

Are you going to bed earlier or later on weekend nights? Napping on weekends? If earlier, your internal clock is simply not ready for sleep.
If later, you may be cycling into a more alert phase of your circadian rhythm. Naps during the day on weekends can delay sleep onset, especially long naps.

In brief: Sleep phase problem

Are you going to bed earlier or later on weekend nights? Napping on weekends? If earlier, your internal clock is simply not ready for sleep.
If later, you may be cycling into a more alert phase of your circadian rhythm. Naps during the day on weekends can delay sleep onset, especially long naps.
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