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Somniphobia Symptoms, Remedies and Causes

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What is Somniphobia? Definition

What is Somniphobia? The Definition of Somniphobia: Somniphobia is an abnormal fear of sleep which is also referred to as Hypnophobia. A sleep disorder causing Sleep Deprivation. Like all phobias, the fear isnít usually rational although it can be caused by Nightmares.

Alternative Names for Somniphobia?
Other names or references to Somniphobia include:

  • Hypnophobia

Somniphobia Symptoms
What are the symptoms of Somniphobia? What are the effects? The symptoms of Somniphobia include the following:

  • 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

Somniphobia Causes
What are the causes of Somniphobia? The causes of Somniphobia may include the following:

  • Nightmares
  • Anxiety

Somniphobia Treatment / Remedies / Medication / Cures
What is used as a treatment, remedy, cure or medication for Somniphobia? The following info is not a substitute for a medical assessment or diagnostic procedure, but serves as a useful guide to help focus future discussions. The Somniphobia Treatment / Remedies / Medication may include the following:

  • Try to eliminate Nightmares
  • Reduce Stress and anxiety

The sole purpose of the article on a sleep disorder such as Somniphobia is to act as a reference guide to provide useful information regarding sleeping problems. It is not intended to be used to diagnose or treat Somniphobia or as a substitute for obtaining professional medical advice. Please remember that if you are in any doubt about your health please consult your medical practitioner immediately.

Facts about Sleep and Nightmares
Some interesting facts about sleep and nightmares are as follows:

  • Fact 1: Nightmares are frightening or disturbing dreams that people have during REM sleep.
  • Fact 2: Nightmares are different from night terrors, which are extreme panic attacks during non-REM sleep.
  • Fact 3: People who have more nightmares tend to be open, sensitive and trusting
  • Fact 4: Everyone experiences nightmares
  • Fact 5: Nightmares are more common at certain ages, and at certain times
  • Fact 6: Five minutes after the end of the dream, half the content is forgotten. After ten minutes, 90% is lost
  • Fact 7: Nightmares are common in children, typically beginning at around age 3 and occurring up to age 7-8
  • Fact 8: Following a nightmare, heart rate and blood pressure are elevated, and residual anxiety may interfere with the ability to return to sleep

This information regarding sleep and sleeping disorders is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Dream disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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