National Sleep Foundation

Chapter 5: Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders


What is the prevalence of delayed sleep phase disorder (DSPD)?

The prevalence of delayed sleep phase disorder (DSPD) in the general population is unknown, but it is but is estimated at about .17 percent.  It is thought to occur most frequently in adolescents and young adults, with an estimated prevalence of 7 percent in this population.  
DSPS has been observed in between 6.7 and 16 percent of patients presenting to sleep disorders clinics with a primary complaint of insomnia.


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