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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...

What is delayed sleep phase syndrome?

Sleep Disorder. Delayed sleep phase syndrome refers to a disorder that results in individuals feeling sleepy at later times and waking up at later times. For example 3am to 11am. If truly delayed, these individuals have an internal brain clock that is not synchronized with our normal day/night light/dark cycle. They tend to feel sleepy in the early morning and awake when most people feel sleepy at night. Read more...
DSPS. Simply put, dsps is when a person can fall asleep and stay asleep normally (ie, insomnia is not an issue) but they habitually fall asleep late at night, such as 2-3 am. They also sleep a normal number of hours. Advanced sleep phase disorder is the exact same thing but the person sleeps early such as 7-8 pm. Think college student and elderly person respectively. Read more...

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...

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...

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...
Could be. Sleep problems could make one less attentive. It might look like add but it is really a sleep problem. Read more...
Sleep deprivation. Any cause of sleep deprivation, whether sleep apnea, insufficient total sleep, or insomnia associated with delayed sleep phase disorder (dspd) can present with symptoms of add. Keep in mind that with dspd if you are getting 7-8 hours of sleep each night then you're not sleep deprived. Add is actually over diagnosed when in fact it's sleep deprivation causing the symptoms. Read more...

What are home remedies for delayed sleep phase syndrome?

Be careful. Treating delayed sleep phase disorder can be difficult to treat because it can require using light therapy. However, getting light at the wrong time can worsen the problem. Some people have used melatonin before bedtime. Unfortunately, melatonin is an herbal supplement and not regulated. So you may get too little or too much in the formulation. Would talk to a specialist if becoming a problem. Read more...

What medications can I take for delayed sleep phase syndrome?

DSPD. In my patients I use appropriately times melatonin and bright light. If sleep phase is delayed more than 4 hours do not take melatonin unless you are monitoring body levels or body temperature as this substance taken after core body temperature nadir will delay phase further. Bright light upon waking in am (between 6-9am is best). Avoidance of light after 5-7pm. Hope this helps. Read more...
DSPS. Working on sleep hygiene is best but if medicine is needed, melatonin or some other short acting sedativeclose zaleplon can be used on a short term basis to help "reset" your bedtime. Read more...

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...

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...