Hypnophobia is defined as an abnormal, persistent and unwarranted fear of sleep or being hypnotized.
Every year, hypnophobia is causing distress in countless people.
Most hypnophobia therapies take months or years and sometimes require the patient to be exposed repeatedly to their fear. Therefore it makes the condition even worse.
Hypnophobia can be eliminated with the right treatments and just twenty four hours of commitment is required by the hypnophobia patient.
Hypnophobia, known as fear of sleep and fear of being hypnotized can significantly impact the quality of life. It can cause panic attacks and keep you apart from loved ones and business associates.
Causes of hypnophobia:
Hypnophobia is created by the unconscious mind as a protective mechanism. There was likely an episode linking sleep or being hypnotized at some point in your past. The condition can be triggered by movies, television or seeing someone else experience trauma.
The unconscious mind thinks that everything is dangerous. Attaching emotions to situations is the prime factor. Some patients experience it almost all the time and some people in response to direct stimuli.
Symptoms of Hypnophobia:
- Rapid breathing
- Shortness of breath
- Over feelings of dread
- Irregular heartbeat
The symptoms may be different for different patients and they experience the symptoms in their own way. There are many drugs prescribed for hypnophobia.
The side effects and withdrawal symptoms can be severe. The drugs cannot completely cure hypnophobia. They can temporarily suppress the symptoms.
Living with hypnophobia:
How much it costs to your health, family and career when you live with hypnophobia? If you avoid this issue, you are keeping yourself to live in fear, missing priceless experiences and living a life that is just fearful.
Living with hypnophobia means you can never concentrate on your house work, job work and cannot give your best. The opportunities are lost due to poor performance. Hypnophobia costs hundreds and thousands of dollars over your lifetime it also costs your health and well-being.
In hypnophobia treatment, the practitioner will teach you to get back the control of your emotions and overcome your hypnophobia. You can train your unconscious mind to connect different, positive feelings to the stimuli that triggers the phobia. You can stop the root cause of hypnophobia.