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Introduction: DSPS

Description of DSPS

DSPS (medical condition): Delayed sleep phase syndrome is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder, a...more »

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Delayed sleep-phase syndrome:
  »Introduction: Delayed sleep-phase syndrome
  »Symptoms of Delayed sleep-phase syndrome
  »Causes of Delayed sleep-phase syndrome
  »Treatments for Delayed sleep-phase syndrome

DSPS as a Disease

DSPS: Another name for Delayed sleep-phase syndrome (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Delayed sleep-phase syndrome
  »Symptoms of Delayed sleep-phase syndrome
  »Causes of Delayed sleep-phase syndrome
  »Treatments for Delayed sleep-phase syndrome

DSPS: Related Diseases

DSPS: DSPS is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of DSPS

Some of the causes of DSPS are included in the list below:

  • The precise medical cause of DSPS is unknown
  • DSPS often occurs in patients who experience head trauma or serious illness
  • Lifestyles that allow alternative sleep-wake patterns (e.g., work-at-home jobs, computer programming, artistic careers) may help sustain DSPS, rather than to shape the disorder

Symptoms of DSPS (Delayed sleep-phase syndrome)

Some of the symptoms of DSPS incude:

  • Difficulty getting to sleep
  • Late night insomnia
  • General lack of energy in the morning
  • Increased energy late at night
  • Increased energy in the evening

Treatments for DSPS (Delayed sleep-phase syndrome)

Treatments for DSPS (Delayed sleep-phase syndrome) include:

  • Light therapy, chronotherapy, acupuncture, melatonin supplements
  • Light therapy
  • Chronotherapy
  • Melatonin taken an hour or so before usual bedtime may induce sleepiness
  • Modafinil

Treatment of DSPS: For more treatment information about DSPS, see treatment of Delayed sleep-phase syndrome (DSPS)

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