xlv. Some helpful links

24 August 2009 at 19:27 | Posted in Circadian rhythm | Leave a comment
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Mailing list / support group

Forums, some more helpful than others, my favorites at the top:

  • TalkAboutSleep is a message board with many categories including “Circadian Rhythm Disorders”. 
  • SleepDisorderChannel is another active message board with many categories, this one including “Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome”. 
  • BrainTalk is less specific (lots of neurology problems) and less active; scroll way, way, way down to “Sleep disorders” in the alphabetical list. 
  • SleepNet has forums on sleep problems, not specifically circadian. 
  • Facebook has several DSPS groups.

 (In general, anyone may read these forums, while registration is required to post.)

→  Sites with information:

  • DSPSinfo.org is a page by and for people with DSPS.  It aims to be neither too pessimistic nor too optimistic.  See also the links at the bottom of that page.
  • Su Laine Yeo is the oldie but goodie!  The oldest DSPS information on the internet.
  • Busting myths surrounding Delayed Sleep contains a long list of links, many of them great! 
  • Night Owl Network is for and about the normal night owls, with, among other things, an article showing these survey results, very approximately:  25% evening people, 15% morning people and  60% intermediates.
  • The B-society is the English language version of a Danish organization working for recognition of the evening chronotype, not specifically DSPS.   Little activity lately.
  • See also these and other articles on Wikipedia .  Here listed alphabetically:  Chronotype, Circadian rhythm, Circadian rhythm sleep disorder, Delayed sleep phase syndrome, Melatonin, Non-24-hour sleep-wake syndrome, Phase response curve, Sleep medicine

 Posts on other blogs:

  • How I Learned To Live With DSPS is a stand-alone post on an otherwise business blog.  Good description of the disorder and well-written, for example:  “I felt like one of those 7 foot basketball players where doorways and airplanes seats never fit you. The world was just not designed for me.”
  • Defeating Non-24hr syndrome tells, in believable detail, how one person has beat Non-24 and the 15 rules necessary to maintain diurnality.  With bibliography.


  And do let me know of

any other good sites

that I may have missed, please!


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