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Is sleeping late bad for you? Feel weak, tired, dizzy

Is sleeping late bad for you? I want to find that out since even though I get my 6-8 hours of sleep and sleep late to about the time of 2-4am I feel weak, tired, and at times dizzy from walking which I find odd. Also I ve been sleeping late for about 2 or 3 Months now and I want to know if that is really bad for me to stop immediately. Another thing is, would there be some over the counter medications I can take to not feel tired so I can recover while sleeping early instead of sleeping late.
Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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Dear dcsteel1989
you appear to be sleeping with delayed sleep phase syndrome. There is a treatment for the same by using light therapy and the treatment is gradual and not by medicines. Also the sudden precipitation of the syndrome needs evaluation. Please consult a sleep specialist for your problem. Hope this helps.
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Is sleeping late bad for you? Feel weak, tired, dizzy

Dear dcsteel1989 you appear to be sleeping with delayed sleep phase syndrome. There is a treatment for the same by using light therapy and the treatment is gradual and not by medicines. Also the sudden precipitation of the syndrome needs evaluation. Please consult a sleep specialist for your problem. Hope this helps.