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What are the main symptoms of delayed sleep phase?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Symptoms

Include not being able to fall asleep at a "normal" time.
A lot of patients can't fall asleep before 2-6 am. As a result, you can't wake up before 10 am to 1 pm. If you must get up, you feel sleepy/tired till late afternoon. These things reduce your ability to function, leading to job and relationship problems.

In brief: Symptoms

Include not being able to fall asleep at a "normal" time.
A lot of patients can't fall asleep before 2-6 am. As a result, you can't wake up before 10 am to 1 pm. If you must get up, you feel sleepy/tired till late afternoon. These things reduce your ability to function, leading to job and relationship problems.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Julia Frank
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Night owls

This is the technical term to describe people who have trouble going to sleep at a socially acceptable time, sleep a normal amount but have trouble waking up in the mornings.
Some people's sleep onset keeps advancing, casing major social difficulties. Sleep hygiene, melatonin and careful attention to light exposure can be very helpful.

In brief: Night owls

This is the technical term to describe people who have trouble going to sleep at a socially acceptable time, sleep a normal amount but have trouble waking up in the mornings.
Some people's sleep onset keeps advancing, casing major social difficulties. Sleep hygiene, melatonin and careful attention to light exposure can be very helpful.
Dr. Julia Frank
Dr. Julia Frank
Thank
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