The Psychology of Clinomania

It seems that many persons who display symptoms of clinomania may not be simply lazy after all. It turns out their brain has a major role to play in their desire to stay in bed all day.

Clinomania like all anxiety disorders is classified as a mental condition. All mental conditions emanate from the brain. The question is this; what are the changes in the brain that lead people to develop this condition? In this article we will delve into the relationship between Clinomania and the brain. We will be discussing the psychological conditions that lead people to develop this disorder.

One important point to note is that the fact that clinomania is a psychological condition it means that it can be cured. This means that there is hope for you rabid clinomanaics out there.

Like most anxiety disorders the following neurotransmitters have been found to play a very significant role. The neurotransmitters called serotonin and GABA are very important where sleep regulation is concerned.

Serotonin
Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter that regulates your sleeping cycle. Abnormally high serotonin levels can lead to sleep disturbances which can lead to clinomanic type experiences. Abnormally low serotonin levels can also lead to sleep disturbances so it is definitely important that normal levels of serotonin are constantly maintained in the brain, This can be achieved by reducing stress as this can be a great contributor to lowered serotonin levels in your brain. Reaction to certain drugs can lead to abnormally high serotonin levels as well as a potentially life threatening condition called serotonin syndrome.

GABA (Hamma-Aminobutyric Acid)
This amino acid is the primary neurotransmitter that is responsible for inducing sleep. Its classified as an inhibitory neurotransmitter, it suppresses excessive brain activity, it also helps to calm the body and prevent you from getting over excited but in the mode for sleep. Given the importance of this neurotransmitter in preparing your body for sleep, if abnormal levels of GABA are present in the body it will also lead to clinomanic symptoms. Restlessness being the most common one.

It is important that any diagnosis done is carried out by a certified health professional that specializes in this field. If you are diagnosed as having an abnormal level of sleep related neurotransmitters there are certain medications that you can take that will return your seronotnin and GABA levels to normal thereby curing you of your clinomania.