Let’s be clear – there’s nothing more important to your health and well-being than a good, sound sleep. You must make it a point to sleep for at least 7 to 8 hours every day.
If you find yourself wanting to sleep all the time; if are overwhelmed with a desire to sleep on and on and cannot get out of bed no matter how hard you try – okay, you have a problem.
Here are some of the frequently asked questions on Dysania.
A problem called Dysania.
What is Dysania?
Dysania sometimes referred to as Clinomania, is an anxiety disorder or a psychological condition where a person finds it impossible to get out of bed and wants to continue sleeping.
Those who have Dysania have this strong urge to be in bed throughout the day, even after they have slept for 8 to 10 hours or more.
Is Dysania a Real Condition?
Well, to be honest, not a lot of people have really heard of this condition. It is not formally recognized by psychiatrists. You can’t really tell your manager that you have Dysania and so cannot turn up for work on time – you would be laughed out and probably lose your job as well.
But Dysania is for real. It is a condition associated with depression. In fact, one of the symptoms of depression is that the person finds it hard to get out of bed in the morning. They feel drowsy and unenthusiastic about going to work even after having slept for 8 to 10 hours at night.
How Do I Know If I Have Dysania? And Should I Worry About It?
Well, let’s address the elephant in the room first. You’re not going to die from Dysania or Clinomania. This is not a deadly condition by any means. There are a number of disorders that are far worse than Dysania.
I mean, you’re not going to face any sort of physical harm by staying in bed all day long. However, you will most likely lose your job, your partner will hate you for it, and your friends will wonder what’s wrong with you. Is that a risk that you’re willing to take?
Dysania is a form of depression and it can play havoc with your personal and financial life. Trust me, if you have this condition, you must take treatment for it as soon as possible.
But What If I Want to Stay in Bed Because I am Tired?
Okay, we get that. There is nothing wrong with staying in bed if you had worked all night long and are exhausted. Perhaps you had a major argument with your partner the night before and want to sleep for a few hours more to get over it. That’s fine.
Indeed, most of us struggle to get up when the alarm rings. Children are the worst at this –if you are a parent you would know how hard it is to rouse kids from their sleep and send them off to school. But while they may whine and complain, they eventually wake up.
But people with Dysania suffer from panic attacks or anxiety attacks at the thought of waking up and getting off the bed. They find it difficult, exhausting, challenging and frustrating to get off the bed. They feel stressed, overwhelmed and dejected whenever someone tells them it’s time to wake up and get to work.
As you can see, Dysania is different from being tired or physically exhausted. It is a debilitating psychiatric condition and has to be treated by a proper psychiatrist or psychologist.
How is Dysania Different from Depression?
Dysania is not the same as depression, although it is closely linked to it. Those who suffer from Dysania may or may not be depressed. They don’t feel any sort of physical exhaustion or tiredness, as those with depression do.
They just find it hard to get off the bed and get on with their day to day activities. They have this deep, obsessive relationship with their bed which is hard to shake off.
Sure, some people who suffer from Dysania feel depressed. But that doesn’t mean everyone does. Dysania is certainly a less severe condition than depression.
Can Dysania be Cured?
There is no perfect cure for Dysania as such. The first thing to do is to talk to a psychiatrist. The therapist or psychiatrist will diagnose your condition and find out if you are suffering from depression. In that case, the treatment will be different.
If you are only suffering from Dysania – which is a less severe condition, the psychiatrist will suggest other measures. They will give medications such as serotonin supplements, which are known to help people overcome this condition.
Serotonin influences how the brain functions and wake you up after 7-8 hours of good sleep. You will feel fresh, happy and enthusiastic about the rest of the day and can’t wait to get to work or school.
Apart from that, it is important that you should practice a healthy lifestyle: Exercise regularly, eat good, wholesome meals and avoid alcohol. Good luck!