Symptoms of Clinomania

Do you spend most of your time in the bed? Are you obsessed with your bed? Is spending time in the bed is your only favorite pass time? If your answer is yes you may probably be suffering from Clinomania. Clinomania is a kind of mental disorder where the desire to be in the bed is excessive and uncontrollable. Following are some symptoms of clinomania which will help you understand it better.

  • Clinomaniacs spends most of the time in their bed.
  • They love their bed, and other things associated with bed.
  • They always find it difficult to keep themselves away from their bed.
  • People who suffer from clinomania find difficulty in getting up in the morning.
  • If they leave their bed they constantly think of getting back to it.
  • Clinomaniacs prioritize sleep over every responsibility.
  • They often talk about how sleeping and resting in the bed gives them pleasure.
  • They experience feeling of contentment and joy when they are in bed.
  • People often see them as bed lovers.
  • People having clinomania are emotionally attached with bed and related objects.
  • Being in the bed and inactivity results in physical problems and sometimes obesity in them.
  • They refuse to take any responsibility just because they cannot sacrifice their sleep.
  • Family relationships tend to be weak because of their sleepy behavior.
  • Whenever they face any difficulty in their life they return to their bed for comfort.
  • Stress, sadness, disgust or tension can often trigger their desire to be in bed.
  • Occupational life of clinomaniac is often in danger because they tend to take long breaks and fail to reach their work place on time.
  • Bed is their whole and sole friend and lover.
  • Victims of clinomania get disturbed and distress when their desire to be in the bed is not fulfilled.
  • They often indulge in activities that do not demand them to leave their bed.
  • Clinomaniacs prefer to be lonely in their bed instead of going out with friends and family.
  • They have very less social contacts as they do not go out of their home.
  • Their favorite hobby is to spend time in their bed.
  • People with this disorder do not find any worldly matters important and worthy enough to sacrifice their desire of sleep.
  • They often express that they are tired or sick so that they can get back to their comfort zone.
  • These desires and urges to sleep are unintentional and hence there is no hidden intention of running away from work and responsibility.
  • Clinomaniacs understand their inability and consequences of their inactivity but they find themselves helpless to their urges.

People who suffer from these symptoms need to take medical help from psychology professionals. There are many therapeutic procedures which can help these people, reduce their symptoms. Change in diet and lifestyle can prove beneficial to some extent. Exercise, meditation, yoga and mindfulness can bring significant change in one’s life. Thus with awareness and treatment clinomaniacs can gain control over their desires and enjoy their social and personal life.