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SOMNIPHOBIA

Can people be too scared


to sleep?
What is Somniphobia?

 Somniphobia is an uncommon sleep disorder. The word is


derived from Latin with “somnus” meaning sleep and “phobos”
meaning fear.

 Somniphobia is the fear of going to sleep usually for young


adults.

 Those who have frequent nightmares are at greater risk.

 If as a child you had numerous nightmares, night terrors or


even walked in your sleep, then as an adult you certainly could
have developed somniphobia.

 When people with somniphobia do not get adequate sleep, they


put their body and mind at risk for a host of life-threatening
conditions.
Symptoms

 For the most part, people with somniphobia start to experience the majority of
his or her symptoms as the hour draws near toward a traditional bed time.

 Symptoms include :
 Shortness of Breath
 Headaches
 Panic Attacks
 Drowsiness
 Daytime fatigue
 Reduction in memory
 Reduced mental performance, awareness and control
 Mood Changes
 Irritability
 Anxiety
 Increase in common illnesses e.g. colds or flu - feeling generally 'run
down'
 Low energy levels
Causes

NIGHTMARES

TRAUMATIC
EVENTS

ANXIETY
Night Hag

 It is a fantasy creature from the


folklore of various peoples which
is used to explain the
phenomenon of sleep paralysis.
 Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon
during which a person feels a
presence of a supernatural
malevolent being which
immobilizes the person as if
sitting on his/her chest or the
foot of his/her bed.
However…

 Today, science can pretty much explain how sleep


paralysis occurs. It happens when your brain and
your body are out of sync for instance when you’re
sleeping.

 When your brain wakes up before your body fully


shakes off the effects of sleep, the result may be a
brief spell of paralysis, and an inability to talk or
move. Sometimes, it’s accompanied by the touch of
dreamland, or feelings of helplessness, a sensation
of doom, or terrifying hallucinations and the
haunting feeling that there’s something lurking in
the shadows.
Prevention

 According to clinical
research, you may be able
to minimize the episodes of
sleep paralysis by following
good sleep practices such
as:

 Get enough sleep


 Reduce stress
 Exercise regularly (but
not too close to
bedtime)
 Keep a regular sleep
schedule
THE END…
NOMOPHOBIA
• IS ALSO KNOW AS (NO-MOBILE-PHONE-PHOBIA)
• FEAR OF BEING WITHOUT MOBILE PHONE COVERAGE
COMPONENTS OF NOMOPHOBIA
• NOT BEING ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH PEOPLE
• LOSING CONNECTEDNESS IN GENERAL
• NOT BEING ABLE TO ACCESS INFORMATION
• GIVING UP ON INCONVENIENCE
ANTHROPOPHOBIA OR ANTHROPHOBIA

- INTERPERSONAL RELATION / SOCIAL PHOBIA


- FEAR OF PEOPLE
- SHY AND TIMID
-AWKWARD AND UNEASY
-SPEND TIME ALONE
-DIFFICULTY IN GOING TO PLACES