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Chronic DSPS

by JimT
(Winona, MN, USA)

I am 34 years old. I can remember staying up until the 2am-3am time period when I was 11-years-old. My parents tried to get me to sleep, but I'd pretend to fall asleep then play with my legos in my closet with my flashlight until I was tired.

I am fine with my sleep cycle, except for days I have to work "normal" hours. Typically, my workday starts at 2pm-10pm so it's not a problem, but the 10am workdays are a bear.

Frankly, I don't see an end to my DSPS. I have been living with it so long I can't imagine having a normal sleep cycle.

The other strange thing is that I get more alert, creative and productive as my day progresses. Some people spring out of bed when they wake up. My wake-up period is about an hour to two hours. Then I continue to burn brighter and brighter as the day progresses until I finally burn out at 4am...or in tonight's case...4:45 am right now. Sucks when I have to work 10am-10pm tomorrow/today.

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Jan 26, 2012
by: Anonymous

Wow, that must be hard to go to work on 3 hours sleep. Its not easy to change a sleep cycle. I don't think I'd attempt it without a seep specialist's guidance. take care

Mar 22, 2012
Dido NEW
by: Michael DePouw

Hello, I have had the same feelings since I was a teenager, I'm 30 now.

May I contact you? I would be really interested in chatting with someone with similar traits.

Michael DePouw

Jun 08, 2015
sounds like me NEW
by: Anonymous

Where are the sleep specialists for adults in Australia. I rang up and got told they only "do children " this sleep disorder didn't exist when i was a kid

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