Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome
By Anonymous August 15, 2010 at 4:06 am 4,172 16 4
Im new to the site I have Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome. Just wanted to talk to others I'm kinda having a hard time accepting there is no cure and that the treatments are somewhat useless I'm trying really hard to get past it but now I know why Im so tired all day I badly want to fix it. Society looks down on me for not sleeping their hours and I have lost a friend to my diagnosis she says she doesn't believe in it and it is just a way for me to get away with sleeping whenever I want and I should be assimilating to society and not the other way around. I have been living like this since I was 12 I wasn't partying all night or staying up all night for the fun of it in fact my mum would have all us kids in bed by 7:30pm OR ELSE. Reading the info on the net its as if the writers are saying its the individuals fault for having late nights. I find it hard to believe I caused my circadian rhythm to shift on my own. Ive had people even doctors tell me "just go to bed earlier" they don't believe me when I tell them that doesn't work for me. I have tried hard for 20 years doing all the things the doctors, therapists, books, friends and family and anyone else has suggested (I can get pretty much zen when I meditate). I feel like I'm just lazy I cant explain my sleep disorder and when I try I get the same look, the "your just lazy look". It hurts and I thought getting a diagnosis would help but it doesn't. Is there any one who can tell me this is not my fault? I'm blaming myself for it. how do you accept this sort of thing? and how long does it take?