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I have Delayed Circadium Rhythm Disorder, or Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome, and one of the sleep docs I went to advised me to just give in to it and adjust my life around it. Although I have to admit that I DO enjoy staying up real late, I don't like sleeping my life away when I have to sleep until noon in order to have enough sleep!

I'm planning on buying the Apollo light and starting treatment soon, but I'm wondering if there's anyone out there just giving in to this frustrating disorder? I don't have to work, but I'll bet a lot of night workers have it.

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Left to my own devices

(not so much,anymore)

I'll stay up until daylight

sleep a couple hours

caffeine my way to dark

bingo!

unless I dope-up

I won't sleep more

than two hours at a time

I'm up wandering around

even on everyones

normal cycle

"Go to bed,damnit"

'course there's the times I can sleep for a week ;)

Shrug.

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I'm feeling you Mellow.  I'm still trying to find a way to live in the 8-6 world.  I'll go through periods where I can go to bed at "normal" (10 pm-midnight) hours, but then I'll go through long periods (like now) where I can hardly go to bed before 4. (like now)

I did completely turn myself to the bed around 4-5 AM and awake at 2 PM or so for about 10 months.  It worked for that particular period of my life but I wasn't going to school and I wasn't working.  Since I've found I feel better when I'm on a stable bed between 11-1 and wake between 7-9.  I actually had a job recently where I worked from 7:15-6 and felt good about having that day length.  But then I had a breakdown in May....so maybe I'm not the best example ;)   I think the two are unrelated though.  Good luck :)

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Thanks, guys. They say that with this sleep disorder, you either sleep too much or not enough. That is TOTALLY true for me!

Recently I am having trouble getting up. I think that it is a bit of depression, and "escaping." I just want to escape the world for as long as possible!

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I am sort of giving into it right now, since I don't have a job.  I have NEVER been able to go to sleep at a "normal" time, even as a child. What I try to do is just go to sleep a little bit earlier each night.  Whenever I try sleep deprivation it seems to backfire on me.  I really don't want to rule my life though.  I'd rather not work at night.

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I have had some very consistent and chronic problems with delayed sleep myself (which may have alot to do with my other MI diagnoses, but has been consistent through whatever phase I have been in).  Just as a warning; I did buy a sun lamp (not Apollo, I can't remember the brand right now)... and all I ended up with was the most expensive reading and task lamp I ever bought. ;) It really didn't do anything for me (although it was nice to have an excuse to just sit and read under a lamp for awhile) 

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