Friday, February 10, 2012

Hypnophobia: The Fear of Sleep or Being Hypnotized

Hypnophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of sleep or of being hypnotized. It is closely related to Somniphobia, the fear of sleep.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Hypnophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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