Somniphobia - Fear of Sleeping
Sleep is a basic necessity to survive just like eating, drinking and breathing, with most people showing cranky or irritable symptoms before being up twenty-four hours. However, there are some people in the world who suffer anxiety disorders related to sleep, including Somniphobics, who have a fear of sleep. Related to the fear of the unknown, sufferers of Somniphobia are terrified of what might happen if they fall asleep. Those who have this phobia often avoid sleeping as long as they can, showing signs of daytime fatigue and drowsiness, irritability and mood swings. Sleep deprivation, through animal research, shows that death could occur, but no human being is known to have died from lack of sleep.