Everybody desires some extra sleep and rest but when this desire turns into obsession it is known as Clinomania. Clinomania is a psychological disorder in which individual has an excessive desire to remain in the bed for prolonged period of time sometimes even for several days and weeks. This condition is more severe in winter and snowy season. As we know anything in excess or out of limit is harmful for a person, Clinomania also have adverse effect on individual’s well being in several areas of life. In spite of these negative effects of clinomania the sufferer fails to resist the urge to remain in the bed.
Effects on Physical Health:
Staying in a bed for a longer time produces ill effects on persons physical health. Some studies suggest that there is unexplainable connection between excessive sleep and development of diabetes and heart disease. Being in bed and sleeping longer than usual can also cause headache, drowsiness and back pain. Furthermore being inactive in bed can also cause a person to weigh too much leading to obesity.
Effects on Psychological Health:
Clinomania also have negative impact on psychological well being of a person. It is noted that when a person suffers from Clinomania he is tend to experience irritability, frustration, distress and decreased concentration. Severe Clinomania can also result in impaired coping ability and memory loss. Though Clinomania do not cause anxiety and depression in people but it worsens the condition of patients suffering from anxiety and depression, moreover Clinomania also slowdowns recovery processes of these disorder.
Effects on Personal And Social Life:
Social and family life of clinomaniacs is often in danger as they priorities their desire to sleep over each and everything. As clinomaniacs avoid taking responsibilities they fail to fulfill Their duties as a parent, spouse or child. Furthermore clinomaniacs tend to be dependent on others for doing their work as they themselves resist leaving their bed. This causes distress among the family members living with them resulting in number of problems within the family. Clinomaniacs avoid social gatherings, parties and give no time to friends or social circles hence they fail in maintaining social relationships with people and they tend to have very few or no friends.
Effects on Occupational Life:
There is a negative correlation between Clinomania and occupational progress of an individual. If Clinomania struck a person at a younger age it also affects academic achievement and career life. Clinomaniacs who already have started their occupational life fail to maintain it as they do not fulfil job related responsibilities. Absenteeism and drop outs are common characteristics seen in people who suffer from Clinomania.
There is a range of possible causes for the condition, which includes unhealthy lifestyle, poor diet, preexisting depression and other psychological disorder. Treatment of clinomania is offered by health care professionals who provide a combination of pharmacological and psychological interventions. Furthermore change in lifestyle and healthy diet can also assist in the treatment of clinomania.