Erectile dysfunction?

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I wondered if I could ask for some advice here, as I am really panicking now. After struggling with my sleep for a long time but being overlooked due to the fact I have sleep apnoea (they thought it could just be that and my machine playing up) and then waiting ages for an appointment when they did listen to me, I have been diagnosed with Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome. This means that, unlike other people, my circadian rhythm doesn't work properly - most people could have a few nights staying up late and then go back to a normal routine when the weekdays come around. With DSPS, the circadian rhythm becomes inflexible, usually sometime around late teenage years or early adulthood, and gets stuck into a certain pattern, with it making you want to go to sleep sometime between midnight and 4am on average (mine annoyingly being 3-4am) and then waking up 8 hours later. If you try to sleep before then, it will not work and you become sleep deprived. I have been prescribed a light box, which will increase my serotonin levels in the morning, and melatonin to take at night as we slowly try to force my pattern backwards, but it will take a long time and one night away from treatment or one late night can mess it all up.

Anyway, the reason for this post is that I have been told categorically by the specialist at the sleep clinic that I cannot do morning exams and if I do then I will be going against medical advice, as I won't be at my best, will likely fall asleep and mess up my treatment plan. We do not know whether my pattern can even be forced into a 'normal rhythm', some can't and many give in to it and go for jobs that are flexible or do night shifts. Obviously, this isn't possible for me, I have three exams and all of them are 9am ones. I am in my third year, missed all of my classes this term due to this disorder and how tiring commuting is, but what can I do? The specialist said about taking the exams in the afternoon and that they would write a letter for me, but I doubt they can be changed at this short notice and I know they don't do history resits at the university I am with, as I remember enquiring last year (I have many medical problems). I am really panicking and no one is at the university right now, so wonder if anyone has any advice?
My husband is 33 years old man. He works about 45 to 50 hours within a week and has so much stress. I am seeing that he is experiencing some issues with maintaining an erection. As we both are not sure about it. I think Is it a case of Erectile Dysfunction or not? If yes, what to do? Any treatment.
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My husband is 33 years old man. He works about 45 to 50 hours within a week and has so much stress. I am seeing that he is experiencing some issues with maintaining an erection. As we both are not sure about it. I think Is it a case of Erectile Dysfunction or not? If yes, what to do? Any treatment.
Go to gp for advice?
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