What is the difference between insomnia and delayed sleep phase disorder?

Scott M. Leibowitz, MD
Sleep Medicine

Insomnia is the difficulty of falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep and difficulty falling back asleep. DSPD has nearly the same symptoms, but with DSPD a person does not sleep at conventional times. Watch this video from Dr. Scott Leibowitz to better understand the differences between insomnia and DSPD.

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