delayed sleep phase syndrome


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delayed sleep phase syndrome

A sleep disorder characterised by the inability to fall asleep for several hours after going to bed. Often related to abuse of alcohol or sleeping pills, the condition may respond to bright light therapy administered several hours before bedtime.
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Data from more than 100 individuals aged older than 25 years with delayed sleep phase syndrome and 60 well-matched controls with normal sleep phases who were recruited for the University of California, San Diego, Night Owl Research Study show that DSPS and depression do frequently occur together, said Dr.
Kass, reasons for lack of sleep in children can include problems such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Restless Legs Syndrome, Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome and narcolepsy.
Examples include shift worker sleep disorder, delayed sleep phase syndrome, and jet lag.
Delayed sleep phase syndrome or night owls find themselves unable to fall asleep 8 hours before they want to get up, leaving them drowsy in the morning and alert in the evenings.
Of the 32 patients in the study, 28 were diagnosed with sleep onset insomnia, 5 had delayed sleep phase syndrome, 4 had sleep-maintenance insomnia, and 2 had a sleep-wake cycle disruption.
H, 26, of Treorchy, Rhondda, has Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome.
This treatment can also help those with delayed sleep phase syndrome (DSPS), a persistent condition that results from a misalignment between a person's internal biological clock and the external social environment.