Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome
So I just found out that what I thought was just a (very) bad habit turns out to have a clinical name: Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome
DSPS is essentially when you go to bed super late (or super early if you think 5 a.m. is a good time to get up) and sleep in embarrasingly late. Like 1 p.m. or even 2 p.m. I have always been an "owl" and not a "lark," even as a child, but now, with COVID-19, what's the rush in waking up?
It's just that, when I am now forcing myself to only drink decaf and setting the alarm at noon, I know something is seriously off kilter. I rarely get out in the daylight and am thinking maybe it's time to get another dog. (I live on the 9th floor now so that's not an easy thing to do.) Our condo gym and, more to the point, my beloved indoor pool are both closed. I have a mini-trampoline but that's not the same as a serious workout.
I sleep like a log BTW and, according to my fancy watch, have very regular sleep patterns throughout.
But seriously, breakfast oatmeal at 3 or 4 in the afternoon? Dinner at 10?
Bet I end up the latest poster on this site. Or are there others out there?