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Somniphobia or insomnia??? - July 20th 2012, 08:13 AM

First just in case no one knows what somniphobia is, it's when you have a fear of sleeping. (just in case)
So I've always had nightmares...but they don't really scare me anymore, I've grown use to them. But I have realized that I am ALWAYS thinking about my dreams and trying to figure them out and so on. I have a pretty good memory so I can remember at least 50% of my dreams...and they can be triggered by anything. Sight, smell even a person or a word...it drives me insane.
Anyways back to the question...I don't like sleeping now, I normally like to stay up most of the night and then sleep from morning to midday...which normally makes me really tired all the time. I can force myself to sleep but it could take hours before I would actually sleep...so my question is, does that sound like insomnia or somniphobia? Or maybe both? I know y'all aren't doctors but just wondering if any of y'all experience this. Anything helps, thanks.



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Re: Somniphobia or insomnia??? - July 20th 2012, 10:11 AM

This depends. Are you afraid of sleeping itself, or the dreams while you sleep? These are two very different matters.
If you tell me a dream I can tell you the meaning, too. (Im a dream interpreter)
   
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Re: Somniphobia or insomnia??? - July 20th 2012, 10:14 AM

Well its kind of both, something weird happened twice when I was sleeping...and it seemed like I nearly died so I'm afraid that may happen again. But I'm also afraid of my dreams in a way because of what there 'showing' me. So basically both. And I'm a dream interpreter as well, it's just that some of my own dreams are hard to crack lolz I'm better with other peoples dreams then my own I:



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Re: Somniphobia or insomnia??? - July 20th 2012, 10:22 AM

Hm...dont be too afraid of what dreams are doing. Sometimes they are simple reminders that everything is ok.
Can you explain that moment or two when you felt likke you were going to die? But only if you're comfortable with it!
   
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Re: Somniphobia or insomnia??? - July 20th 2012, 10:23 AM

I'll PM you...it's err interesting lol



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