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What medications can I take for delayed sleep phase syndrome?
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: DSPS
Melatonin is worth a try.

In brief: DSPS
Melatonin is worth a try.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
I agree fully. Or Rozerem
Dr. Sumeet Kumar
Neurology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sumeet Kumar
Dr. Sumeet Kumar
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
I find Rozerem and blue blocker sunglasses with CBTi to be quite helpful.
Dr. Alan Ali
I agree with Dr. J.
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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