Delayed sleep phase syndrome

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What is delayed sleep phase syndrome?

Delayed sleep phase syndrome is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder, a chronic disorder of the timing of sleep, peak period of alertness, the core body temperature rhythm, hormonal and other daily rhythms, compared to the normal population and relative to societal requirements.

Common symptoms reported by people with delayed sleep phase syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with delayed sleep phase syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
6
Treatment name(s)

(Dexedrine)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
fatigue (3) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ritalin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Paxil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(5 HTP TR)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with delayed sleep phase syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with delayed sleep phase syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Perceived effectiveness
for delayed sleep phase syndrome (2 evaluations)
Side effects
nightmares vivid nightmares
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Dexedrine)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
increased appetite
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (3) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
headaches
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drug interactions
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ritalin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Paxil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
apathy inability to experience pleasure (anhedonia) 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(5 HTP TR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with delayed sleep phase syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has delayed sleep phase syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 21
30s 52
40s 30
50s 28
60s 18
70+ 6
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 61
20-29 years 14
30-39 years 8
40-49 years 7
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

68% Female
32% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 69
Not Diagnosed 42

These charts show data from delayed sleep phase syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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