Hello — not asking for a DX, but merely for general opinions. My problem is that I sleep very well at the wrong time of day. I naturally fall asleep anywhere from 4AM to 6AM, and stay asleep until about 1PM to 3PM. I have tried moving my bedtime backwards in small increments. No luck. My pulmonologist suggested moving forward an hour every two weeks until I was sleeping at night. Again, no luck.
I have been this way all my adult life (I’m 60), and have always been able to work on my own schedule. The same pulmonologist mentioned “Delayed Phase Sleep Syndrome,” and said I might be one of the many who have this. So here’s where I’d love your opinion: is this a for-real syndrome, or just the new disease-du-jour?
(To be comprehensive, I need to mention that I have several diseases that cause great fatigue — Sjogren’s Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease since 1974, and bronchiectasis with DLCO of 55-65. And, most of my medications cause drowsiness or sleepiness of some sort. Exercise is difficult, but I do try. Some days are better than others.) Thanks!