What is Dysania?
Dysania is a state of finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning. Another terminology for Dysania is called Clinomania. Clinomania is an excessive desire to remain in bed or morbid sleepiness.
We have all experience either Dysania or Clinomania at least once in our lives where some days all you want to do is remain in bed and just sleep. You have no interest in getting up, or getting on with everyday life. Many can sleep for 12 – 18 hours straight a day. It has not yet been recognised as a valid reason for not showing up to work on time or late to special events or family gatherings.
Plenty of people experience tiredness, laziness, apathetic or even exhaustion when the alarm goes off in the morning, but people with Dysania often experience anxiety and not want to get out of bed. It has not yet diagnosed as a sign of mental illness/disorder but for those who think they suffer from Dysania needs to identify the difference. Dysania is classified as an anxiety disorder.
If you find it difficult, tiresome, frustrating or challenging to get out of bed, then you probably just like everybody else. However, if you experience anxiety, stress, or feel overwhelmed then it’s probably a sign to go and talk with your doctor so that they can identify and find possible treatment or coping options.
Is there a cure for Dysania?
There is no scientific cure for Dysania just yet but there are some suggestions for treatment of coping with Dysania. Treatment such as; downloading sleep cycle app which can link to an Apple Watch or Fitbit like watches to identify your sleeping habits and which part of your sleep is deeper than the rest or which part of your sleep do you seem to be restless. By downloading sleep cycle apps, it can help wake you up during the lighter cycles of sleep leaving you feeling less tired. It will trigger different types of alarm to slowly wake you up.
Another solution is to go to bed earlier so that your body gets enough sleep (6-8 hours). If you have to be at work at a certain time (including travel time) or an event, make it a priority to go to bed early and set your alarm for that specific time and repeat even on weekend so that your body clock with slowly readjust itself.
To be diagnose with Dysania is a rare though legitimate condition. Do you or know someone that suffers from Dysania? It’s time to take action and seek help.