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Delayed sleep phase disorder (DSPD), also known as delayed sleep phase syndrome or delayed sleep phase type, and in the 2014 revision of the International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD-3), delayed sleep-wake phase disorder, is a chronic dysregulation of a person's circadian rhythm (biological clock), compared to the general population and relative to societal norms. The disorder affects the timing of sleep, peak period of alertness, the core body temperature rhythm, and hormonal and other daily cycles. People with DSPD generally fall asleep some hours after midnight and have difficulty waking up in the morning. People with DSPD probably have a circadian period significantly longer than 24 hours. Depending on the severity, the symptoms can be managed to a greater or lesser degree, but no cure is known.
originally posted by: rickymouse
Sign up for that Mars trip. I think their days are longer there.
I got my cycle back in sinc. I don't know how that happened, I hate getting tired at eleven oclock, I want to reverse it but don't know how. I get up a little before daylight every day now too, that sucks, the wife sleeps till nine thirty Her cycle is still off, she goes bed at the same time as I do, she adapts easily and just gets up later. I just get about five or six hours of sleep when I go sleep late.
originally posted by: new_here
a reply to: underwerks
Interesting. Did your GP diagnose you? It sounds like something most doctors would not even know about or subscribe to. That said, from the description, I think I have it too!
originally posted by: Natas0114
Serotonin and house plants.
I know it sounds retarded, however, you would be suprised.
Get whatever plants, shrubs you like. Setup a timer on the lights. 16 hours/ day for growth for a few month's. Then switch to 12 hours of light for flowering. When plants go to their dark cycle, they dump gasses like o2 and c02.
If you take serotonin an hour before they outgas, you will naturally reset your circadian rythym. Or at least create a rythym that simulates a natural one.
It's cheap, easy, and is a natural stress reducer.
originally posted by: waftist
I have never heard of this and yea it sounds draining. I'm a bit of a night owl and I ran across some info about computer screen light late at night affecting our melatonin production and interfering with sleep rhythms. I found this site called
flux that reduces the blue light in computer and I noticed a minimizing effect to my grogginess and loss of color in my face in the mornings. I also had darkness under my eyes before using flux, as a result of computer screen late at night. It is a common thing I realized.
This site seems to have some good articles on DSPD. Your issue made me think of the '2 sleeps' notion I read about here. I hope some of this info may be helpful in some way. Personally I can attest to the blue light reduction late at night, so I hope if you haven't tried that, it may offer some relief. Good luck and thanks for sharing.
originally posted by: Mandroid7
Jesus dude, sounds like you are describing me.
It starts and stops for me from herbal intake changes.
Did you cover this with him?
I dont know if you have heard about whit/blue spectrum lights such as led, lcd, MH, plasma and cellphones
give off a color that triggers the awake/day mode in the brain, so it can't go into sleep mode, if you are exposed to it before sleep time.