Wednesday’s Word (#24)

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This week has been rough my friends, as you can possibly tell from my lack of writing or need to just get the final day of the 30 Day Writing Challenge over yesterday. The weird weather fluctuations–or something–has messed with me and I haven’t slept well all week. I figured it was only fitting that today’s word relate in some way.

I give you…


Dysania
/daɪˈsiniə/
n. The state of having a hard time waking up and getting out of bed in the morning (as defined by The Free Dictionary)

I don’t know about you but that perfectly describes me over the past week. When you can’t fall asleep or spend half the night lucid dreaming, it takes its toll on your interest in waking up. It seems like the term, also called Clinomania, is used to describe a type of anxiety disorder as well. According to the Psych2Go.net:

Clinomania, from the Greek ‘clino’ which means bed and ‘mania’ meaning addiction is literally an addiction to bed. It causes sufferers to find it extremely difficult to get out of bed in the morning. They have an overriding need to be in bed regardless of their responsibilities in the outside world. They wake readily enough however they find the task of rising from bed extremely difficult.

I’m not saying that I actually have this anxiety disorder, but I’ll almost always take an extra 5-30 minutes of sleep [or more, let’s be honest] whenever I can get them. I think this drove my mom nuts when I had to get up for school. It’s still kind of silly: what is that five minutes really going to accomplish? And yet… [hits the snooze button again]

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