View Full Version : Genetic test for those with some sleeping disorders.


theta
06-07-08, 01:35 PM
"Test offers a genetic excuse for laziness"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/earth/2008/06/06/scilazy106.xml

The test can reveal the activity of a number of different genes that control the "natural" pattern of wake and sleep - the circadian rhythm.

Interesting I allways tell myself I'm living a circadian nightmare. Its impossible to maintain a 24 hour cycle. If I force myself I end up a zombie.

Just noticed a sleeping subforum so this should be moved there.

QueensU_girl
06-07-08, 01:59 PM
Interesting how the article only posits two explanations for awakening problems: genes or laziness.

It doesn't mention sleep disorders. ;)

I find MOST reporters and journalists are often very SIMPLISTIC in how they explain and attribute cause and effect, in regard to health topics.

QueensU_girl
06-07-08, 01:59 PM
re: #1

Do you have Delayed Phase Sleep Onset, THETA? (e.g. work on a 24+ hr 'clock')

theta
06-07-08, 08:12 PM
re: #1

Do you have Delayed Phase Sleep Onset, THETA? (e.g. work on a 24+ hr 'clock')

I think I must. I want to go to sleep later everyday. I can and have forced myself to wake up at a precise time but I feel very tired all day fighting to stay awake. When I worked a job I was tired at the end of the day and could wake
up without an alarm clock on time but still slept 16 hours a day on weekends.
So I had some massive sleep deficits I figured.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delayed_sleep_phase_syndrome

Yeah everything I read about it suggest thats precisely my problem.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-24-hour_sleep-wake_syndrome

That sounds closer.

Most cases that have been reported in the medical literature have occurred in blind patients. Sighted people with non-24 hour sleep-wake disorder do exist, but are much more rare and the etiology of their circadian disorder is less well understood

reesah
06-08-08, 08:07 AM
haha I don't need an excuse, I've got a reason....I felt like sleeping in


no really though, this might be good...I usually can't sleep. I fall asleep later and later every night. right now I'm up to 7 AM. I wake up around 5 PM. This sucks because I work at 5 PM haha....by next week I will be getting up on time again. I usually have to take a few days off each month for my "insomnia".

I always feel terrible befroe noon, though, no matter when I go to bed.

theta
06-08-08, 12:25 PM
I've tried melatonin in the past. But I have read a vey large dose range and precise timing of it is rather difficult. Might try it agin at higher dose.