Help! I am a Clinomaniac!

Are you a Clinomaniac?

If you are a clinomaniac, I know exactly how you feel because I have been a clinomaniac myself in my days as a college student in the past. I remember waking up at 7:30 am, knowing that I had classes at 8:30 am. But instead of dragging myself off the bed and getting into the shower, I made excuses for myself just to get an extra hour or two of sleep. Gosh, I missed so many classes because of that and was reprimanded on several occasions by the teaching staff. I hated that, but still couldn’t help myself by staying in bed when I knew full well that I shouldn’t.

If you are a clinomaniac, help is at hand. I am going to tell you how to get rid of the condition because I have been able to shake it off myself. It would require a great deal of effort, persistence, and determination on your part, but with the right psychological counseling and medication, you can get yourself cured of the clinomania forever – just like I have.

First, let’s get started with the basics.

Clinomaniac Definition

A Clinomaniac is someone who suffers from clinomania or Dysania. It’s a psychological condition, not dissimilar to anxiety disorders such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Depression. Clinomaniacs have an obsession with their bed and it’s very difficult to drag them away from it.

Is there a cure for Clinomaniacs?

Yes, of course. Clinomania can be treated through psychological counseling by a trained psychologist. When I had clinomania, there really wasn’t much information about the condition out there and most psychologists weren’t really familiar with it. So I was often given medication for other disorders, such as chronic fatigue syndrome and depression, even though I didn’t have either of them. Making the right diagnosis is the key here. If your condition is detected in time, you will be given medications such as serotonin supplements to help you overcome the disease.

What else should Clinomaniacs do to get better?

Apart from seeking treatment from a qualified psychologist or psychiatrist, you can do a lot to overcome the condition, such as…

#1: Adopt regular sleeping habits– Don’t delay going to bed. If you have scheduled 10 pm at night as the time to go to sleep, stick to it at all costs. Don’t watch TV or browse the internet beyond your bedtime. And set up the alarm clock at 6 pm – enough to give you 8 good hours of sleep. Make sure you get up and don’t make any excuses not to.

#2: Have a fixed routine– Be regular with your habits and adopt a regular morning routine. As human beings we are creatures of our habits, we hate it when even one thing is out of place. Make a list of the things to be done in the morning and stick to the list. Don’t allow sleep or your desire to be in bed to get in the way.

#3: Prepare a sumptuous breakfast– The breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Make sure that you have a healthy and wholesome breakfast, both tasty and nutritious. Have all the eggs you like, or toast, bacon, pancakes, biscuits, and gravy. Indulge yourself!

#4: Drink water, lots of it– It is important that you should stay hydrated throughout the day. Have 12 glasses of water. This will cleanse your body and remove all the toxins.

#5: Have caffeine– It’s a good thing to have coffee when you are suffering from clinomania. Coffee contains caffeine, which keeps you wide awake for the rest of the day.

#6: Exercise regularly– Make it a point to get at least 30 minutes of exercise in the morning. Do pushups, squats, pull-ups and other bodyweight exercises. Lift weights. If that’s too much for you, just go on a quick morning run or a brisk walk. That will wake you up for sure and keep you energetic for the rest of the day. And have a great shower after exercising – there’s nothing as pleasing as a warm shower after an intense physical activity.

I hope you find these tips useful. If you are a clinomaniac, don’t worry about it; take positive action and get yourself cured of the condition.