There are several symptoms that are characteristic of persons suffering from clinomania (dysania).
These symptoms may manifest themselves in other sleep disorders such as sleep apnea.
I will be discussing the following symptoms in relative detail and explain how they manifest themselves in person suffering from clinomania.
Restlessness During Sleep
Persons suffering from clinomania often report restlessness when trying to sleep. This restlessness may be symptomatic of other sleep disorders such as insomnia or sleep apnea. It’s pretty obvious how this restlessness could lead to dysania. If a person isn’t getting enough sleep his body will still feel tired and drowsy as its rest requirement quota isn’t met. Sometimes these persons can only sleep for an hour at a time before waking up. There are also individuals who although asleep are easily awakened by slightest noise or disturbance. These light sleepers have a difficult time entering REM sleep for any significant length of time and are essentially on the edge between sleep and wakefulness. Restless sleep will lead to lack of energy during the day leading to an inability to complete task with any level of efficiency. This is the next symptom that we will be discussing.
Sleepiness or Lack of Energy During The Day
Another very common symptom of clinomanaics is lack of energy during the daytime. Most normal people who have had their required quota 7-8 hours of sleep at night will have enough energy to carry them through the day. It’s not so with the average clinomaniac. They often feel drained and tired akin to how someone who has just worked a ten hour shift at work may feel. This lack of energy makes it difficult for the clinomaniac to complete routine tasks especially those that would require some physical exertion. Vitamins that give an energy boost are often recommended for such persons.
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (Hypersomnia)
Hypersomnia is a defined as the requirement for excessive sleep relative to the average hours of sleep required by the average individual. Sufferers of this disease are often unable to feel refreshed after a normal sleep cycle and hence they often fall asleep during the day.
They will often fall asleep on the job while working, on the toilet, on the bus to and from work and in rare cases they may even fall asleep behind the wheel. The last possibility is obviously a very scary one because of its obvious implications. This is the very reason why it’s important to have this conditioned addressed as quickly as possible.
Irritability is probably a symptom of thousands of psychological conditions and clinomania is no exception. It’s probably more of an effect than that a symptom, however it’s circular. Lack of sleep will cause irritability and that irritability is also a symptom of clinomania. A person demonstrating Irritability alone is not enough to diagnose someone with clinomania as is true for most of the symptoms discussed here. However if you or someone is showing a combination of these symptoms then chances are you or that person has this condition.