Why this blog
Delayed sleep-phase syndrome is a chronic circadian rhythm disorder. Those of us who have DSPS can’t get to sleep at a “reasonable” hour, and we can sleep through any number of alarm clocks in the morning. Some “grow out of it” by age 20 or so; the rest of us deal with it all our lives.
Until we are aware that there is such a thing, we are inclined to believe what “they” say about us: lazy, undisciplined, inconsiderate and more. It is a revelation to learn that we have a medical diagnosis: it’s not all our fault!
This blog’s mission is to inform about DSPS based on what I’ve learned since diagnosis. If I can reach people who have DSPS and their families, I may be able to save them years and decades of physical suffering and mental anguish.
If something’s unclear, ask! If you doubt my info, or, heaven forbid, find something directly wrong, please tell me. If your story would be interesting to my readers, please tell it. If you know more than I do, please help us all out.
The blog is written more or less like a book, from beginning to end; see the Table of Contents page. The posts are numbered and each post is linked by its number in the Table of Contents.
The blog started out on Yahoo360Beta and was moved to WordPress in June 2009.
I am not a doctor. No doctor treats patients anonymously on the internet anyway. Nothing here is to be taken as medical advice.