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Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS)

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What is Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome? Definition
What is Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome? The Definition of Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome: Also known as delayed sleep-phase disorder (DSPD) or delayed sleep-phase type (DSPT), this syndrome is a circadian rhythm disorder where a person's sleep/wake cycle is delayed compared to what is considered a normal sleep cycle.

Sufferers typically go to bed very late and have difficulty getting up in the morning. This sleeping disorder is similar to Jet Lag.

What are Circadian Rhythms? Definition
What are Circadian rhythms? A circadian rhythm is a 24-hour cycle which effects the biological or behavioral functions. Circadian rhythms relate to the internal biological clock that helps coordinate physiological processes related to the 24-hour light/dark cycle. These biological rhythms and the internal "clock" influences when, how much, and how well people sleep.

Alternative Names for Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS)?
Other names or references to Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome include:

  • Delayed sleep-phase disorder (DSPD)
  • Delayed sleep-phase type (DSPT)
  • Circadian rhythm sleep disorder

Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome Symptoms
What are the symptoms of Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome? What are the effects? The symptoms of Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome include the following:

  • Sleep onset insomnia
  • Unable to sleep until early in the morning
  • Difficult to wake up in the morning
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Fatigue

Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome Causes
What are the causes of Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome? The causes of Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome may include the following:

  • A disorder of the body’s timing system - the biological clock

Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome Treatment / Remedies / Medication / Cures
What is used as a treatment, remedy, cure or medication for Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome? The following info is not a substitute for a medical assessment or diagnostic procedure, but serves as a useful guide to help focus future discussions. The Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome Treatment / Remedies / Medication may include the following:

The sole purpose of the article on a sleep disorder such as Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome is to act as a reference guide to provide useful information regarding sleeping problems. It is not intended to be used to diagnose or treat Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome or as a substitute for obtaining professional medical advice. Please remember that if you are in any doubt about your health please consult your medical practitioner immediately.

This information regarding sleep and sleeping disorders is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Dream disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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