How many of you suffer from DSPS (Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome)?Watch
Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS), also known as Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPD), is a neurological sleep disorder in which a person's sleep/wake cycle is delayed with respect to the external day/night cycle. The person is unable to fall asleep until the wee hours, typically somewhere between 2 am and 6am, and sleeps correspondingly longer in the daytime, often well into the afternoon.
Forcing myself to wake up at socially acceptable times now leaves me either half-asleep for the whole day, or with a migraine and neither of those things happened at school, when I could happily get by on a few hours' sleep...
I have even tried this a few times, most times it helps for a week or two but then it just falls apart. My last attempt doesn't seem to have worked at all! I'm beginning to wonder if it would worth seeing how my melatonin levels vary throughout the day, but I'm not completely sure how I could test it myself, or if it would even be useful. What exactly could I do if it turns out my melatonin peaks at some crazy time?