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I need a straight answer. What is delayed sleep phase?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
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In brief: Delayed sleep phase

Disorder is an inability to fall asleep at a "normal" time.
Patients can't fall asleep before 2-6 am. As a result, you can't wake up before 10am to 1 pm. If you must get up, you feel tired/sleepy till late afternoon. This creates job performance and relationship problems.

In brief: Delayed sleep phase

Disorder is an inability to fall asleep at a "normal" time.
Patients can't fall asleep before 2-6 am. As a result, you can't wake up before 10am to 1 pm. If you must get up, you feel tired/sleepy till late afternoon. This creates job performance and relationship problems.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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In brief: Sleep onset

This usually means that the normal sleep cycle is delayed.
For example, if it is normal to sleep from 10 pm to 6 am, a delayed pattern would be sleeping from 11 pm to 7 am. The time from sleep onset to the first rem period may differ in conditions like depression.

In brief: Sleep onset

This usually means that the normal sleep cycle is delayed.
For example, if it is normal to sleep from 10 pm to 6 am, a delayed pattern would be sleeping from 11 pm to 7 am. The time from sleep onset to the first rem period may differ in conditions like depression.
Dr. Brandon Riesenmy
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