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Trying To Fix My DSPS Because I'm 100% Sure I Have It!

by Rose Jones
(Pinson, AL, United States)

I have been looking for years to figure out what is wrong with my sleeping patterns. I lost a job in 2009 and it was probably because I had this problem with DSPS and it wasn't getting any better but worse. To this day even, I am worse than I have ever been.

I think I have had this problem since I was a kid. I also am on depression medication and sometimes have a long phase of depression and then like I'm manic every once in a while. I am going to try these ideas to see if I can get myself cured.

Sometimes I am so awake in the early morning hours and can't go to sleep. If I take a sleep aid, it makes matters worse because I have a problem with my digestive system and my food takes longer to digest (motility problem). The sleep aid is delayed and then I can't get up at all. I can actually sleep all day after taking one of those sleep aids. Then the vicious cycle continues of not being able to sleep at night. I've also tried Ambien and Trazadone also with a terrible hangover in the morning and it is so hard to rise in the morning.

I think I have so much sleep debt now that it actually affects some of my processes in my body. I am going to try these ideas you have and keep it up for a while. I am saving this website as a favorite and will comment how things are working out later.

I'll explain it this way, sometimes I don't feel like I ever get rested, I thought I had adrenal fatigue. You know what is funny, I probably do have it because of not getting the rest needed. I was also diagnosed with PLMD (Periodic Limb Movement Disorder) and they gave me medication to help it, but I wake up so groggy I can't get awake.

I am tired of not getting adequate rest and not feeling tired but alert. Tonight is day 1 and I am opening my blinds so that the sun can shine in on me and help wake me up. Then I will go from there. Tomorrow I am restoring the alarm clock in the bedroom :) Thanks so much for your advice. God Bless You!

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