I have a phobia of being awake too long. Anyone else? Anyone?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Do you have this fear?
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    Yes : (12 votes)
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  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Yeah, that’s pretty weird. I have issues sometimes with sleep, and I do find that worrying about insomnia causes insomnia, but I don’t have a phobia about waking up too early. Actually, I don’t nap at all because I don’t want to have a hard time going to sleep at a normal hour.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

    @IheartUFC:  I won’t take medication for my anxiety either, but there is an all natural “medicine” that you can get at whole foods that I swear by. It’s called Bach’s Rescue Remedy and it’s absolutely changed my life. I only take it when I really need to, but it helps me to calm down enough to push myself through the anxious moments, rather than taking a pill every day that numbs me to everything. I know that won’t help right now, but maybe you could get it for the next time you feel like this? 

    Post # 5
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Well.. I guess you’re lucky you don’t have a regular job. I have to get up at 6 to get to work for 7:30 sooo yeah. I’d kill to sleep in til 8:30 every day!!

    I would, like with anything, take baby steps. Try to go an extra 30 min per day without napping and see how it goes.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    this sounds like a … intense anxiety problem.. I would maybe … see someone about it :S

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Legit, this is an issue that requires CBT. We refer people for these issues so, so often. 

    Post # 9
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Yeah…not sure what your aversion to medication is, but this sounds like a legit medical concern. I would think a small dose of xanax would really be helpful….

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Yikes, nope.  I’m a pretty good sleeper and literally never have trouble going to sleep at night.

    However, I HATE naps!  I hate waking up and feeling so out of it, and I hate “losing” several hours of the day.  (Even though I have no problem with sitting on my ass watching a movie or something equivalent.)  So even if I only slept 4 or 5 hours the night before, I’ll stay up til bedtime rather than take a nap.  Maybe I’ll have to get used to them if I have kids though…

    Poor you – sounds like you should talk to someone about your anxiety, if you don’t already?

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    @IheartUFC:  people may not have THIS exact fear, but I guarantee everyone has some weird ass hangup – you’re definitely not alone.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

    @lolot:  +1

     

    @IheartUFC:  You’re not alone. I have anxiety (in the form of emetophobia), and I have a serious fear of whales. Like, I won’t ever go to sea world, and just looking at the fake whale tail or a cruise ship freaks. me. the. fuck. out. I hate it. 

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    @IheartUFC:  why won’t you take medication for it? I also have anxiety but taking something helps tremendously

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