How To Get Rid Of Fear Of Sleep?
Fear of sleep also known as somniphobia is a condition of sleeplessness or having problem in sleeping. The underlying causes of such a condition includes unwarranted stress or tension, noises and commotion all around, late night working and non-stop traveling from one place to the other.
Sleep is necessary for your overall physiological well-being. Therefore, if you have fear of sleep then everything in your life is sure to get upset. Sleep gives you the energy for proper living throughout a stressful day.
As long as you are awake, you are working and when your work, you remain under pressure. With sleep, this pressure is released, whereas with fear of sleep you are even more pressurized, which at length causes psychological abnormality.
Most people nowadays complain that they don't have enough sleep to stay both psychologically and physiologically sound and healthy. Either they don't have enough time to sleep or they are not able to sleep properly due to some reasons.
Nowadays, life is too fast and to keep pace with this fastness your nerves become over conscious and this in turn causes immense sleep problem. Long working hours causes problem in your normal existence.
You don't even have the time to eat a proper diet and this too contributes a lot in causing fear of sleep.
Insomnia is the prime cause for somniphobia. As part of this particular phobia, you may experience a fear of going to bed or sleep, you feel extremely anxious before the bedtime and you even suffer from panic attacks and increased anxiety.
Some people are even afraid of dying in sleep. They feel that if they close their eyes and go to sleep then something bad might happen to them and they are never to wake up again.
Some common symptoms of somniphobia
- Excessive sweating
- Feeling sick
- Dry mouth
- Heart palpitations
- Fear of madness or losing psychological balance
- Full blown anxiety attack
- Inability to think and speak clearly
- Moving far apart from reality in life
How can you combat fear of sleep with self help NLP techniques
According to the basics of self-help NLP techniques, you suffer from sleep phobia or somniphobia when the program or the “constructs” which you have created in your mind does not work so well.
With NLP self help procedures the construct of your mind is revealed and reprogrammed so that fear of sleep is minimized and successfully eliminated when required.
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Posted by Jan Heering
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