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Have Tried Sleeping Pills, Light Therapy For Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder

by Chandra
(Des Moines, IA. USA)

I have been prescribed Trazadone and Seroquel in the past because my sleeping at night problem is is so severe. These medicines just make me groggy for a week, being I am not schizophrenic or any other of the diagnoses match for these drugs.

I have tried melatonin, over the counter sleeping pills and wine. None of this has worked.

I am 38 years of age. I just discovered this diagnosis (DSPD - delayed sleep phase disorder) after years of research on my nocturnal state.

I am happy for those who this has worked for (sleeping pills, light therapy). I am just accepting myself at this point due to the frustration of believing there's something wrong with me and it at times being a deal-breaker for committed intimate relationships.

I do not have a drug problem which has been suggested a couple of times by strangers in casual conversation (embarrassing), although all the sleeping pills I was taking at one time, I suppose I did have one. Just kidding.

I am just happy and hopeful more people come across this awareness who have struggled since childhood like myself.

Oh yeah, my experimentation with light therapy has not changed my clock. I hope again this works for others!

Thanks for letting me post.

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