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delayed sleep phase patternnoun [S]

uk   /dɪˌleɪd ˈsliːp feɪz ˌpæt.ən/  us   /dɪˈleɪd ˈsliːp ˌfeɪz ˌpæt̬.ərn/ specialized
a ​situation in which someone ​fallsasleep and ​wakeslater than most ​people: Delayed ​sleepphasepattern can ​causeproblems with ​schooling and ​work.
(Definition of delayed sleep phase pattern from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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