TIL of a new disorder "Orthosomnia," wherein someone is so obsessed with getting good sleep that they actually lose sleep over it.

TIL of a new disorder

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  • mcjammi
    3 Month(s) Ago

    6 hours left, 5 hours left, 4 hours left.... 😩

  • guhbe
    3 Month(s) Ago

    A common cause of orthosomnia is being told about the concept of orthosomnia

  • CalamitySeven
    3 Month(s) Ago

    What about when you wake up on a weekend at 7am totally energized and ready for anything but then on a workday you wake up at 7 and you feel like shit and wonder if driving your car into a ravine isn’t a better option because maybe you’ll get lucky and go into a coma and get some sleep?

  • cutiefoodie
    3 Month(s) Ago

    I feel like I don't generally get the best sleep, but when I need to get up early or to be rested for something important, like a presentation or important meeting, I feel like this fits my bill.

    I'll go to bed early, maybe even take a melatonin, but I can't sleep. Then I worry about how stupid I'm going to look the next day with my lack of sleep at my big thing and can't sleep. Suddenly its 3 AM with 3 hours to go until the worst day of my life begins. Self-fulfilling prophecy.

  • Impossibru80
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Congratulations, you played yourself.

  • Knight-in-Gale
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Okay.

    What is the medical diagnosis for when a person is so tired & sleepy but when they lay their head on the pillow, the brain goes "Haha. Just kidding! Just a prank, bro."?

  • sonofsuperman1983
    3 Month(s) Ago

    They just released a paper showing how sleep trackers actually result in worse sleep. Possible due to this.

  • pr0digalnun
    3 Month(s) Ago

    As someone who’s dealt with orthorexia, I get it. There’s a point when being obsessively healthy is sick.

  • hal0t
    3 Month(s) Ago

    I think I might have some form of this disorder. I am so worried about waking up in the middle of the night to pee, so I stay up longer going to the toilet 4-5 times before actually falling asleep.

  • ArrowRobber
    3 Month(s) Ago

    "anxiety" > no it isn't that, that sounds so weak and insecure

    "orthosomnia" > oh! sleep disorders are sexy and rarer, I'll take it!

  • GlitchUser
    3 Month(s) Ago

    [slowly puts hand up]

  • RandomGreekPerson
    3 Month(s) Ago

    in layman's terms our brains are trolling assholes

  • tuliojp
    3 Month(s) Ago

    That happens to me every Sunday

  • esig0420
    3 Month(s) Ago

    douche bag brain

  • dubslies
    3 Month(s) Ago

    This sounds similar to what I had for months. I had a pretty bad couple weeks and was stressing out over work, and it left me so consistently tired that I started getting really anxious every night, wondering if my brain just wouldn't shut off and leave me with barely a couple hours of sleep or less, which completely kills my ability to work. Eventually the issue(s) I had to begin with was gone and I was just getting incredibly anxious about not being able to sleep....as I was trying to sleep. This went on for around 3 months.

  • elias_powerhead
    3 Month(s) Ago

    My wife has this one

  • harvy666
    3 Month(s) Ago

    The worst is when you know you have to sleep NOW if you wanna get up early cause a trip or some important shit.

  • partypat_bear
    3 Month(s) Ago

    holy shit this happens every time I have a "big day" ahead of me.. FML

  • False_Bee
    3 Month(s) Ago

    I have this. Its fucking my shit up.

  • unplugmyears
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Finally a diagnosis! I just thought I was good at sleep math.

  • [deleted]
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Can I get a diagnosis now? Thanks.

  • LunaWolfeX
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Isn't that the dang truth....

  • freudis2
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Not an official diagnosis

  • iamweirdasfuck
    3 Month(s) Ago

    My name is Yoshikage Kira. I'm 33 years old. My house is in the northeast section of Morioh, where all the villas are, and I am not married. I work as an employee for the Kame Yu department stores, and I get home every day by 8 PM at the latest. I don't smoke, but I occasionally drink. I'm in bed by 11 PM, and make sure I get eight hours of sleep, no matter what. After having a glass of warm milk and doing about twenty minutes of stretches before going to bed, I usually have no problems sleeping until morning. Just like a baby, I wake up without any fatigue or stress in the morning. I was told there were no issues at my last check-up. I'm trying to explain that I'm a person who wishes to live a very quiet life. I take care not to trouble myself with any enemies, like winning and losing, that would cause me to lose sleep at night. That is how I deal with society, and I know that is what brings me happiness. Although, if I were to fight I wouldn't lose to anyone.

  • jasontodd1995
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Happened to me last night. Since 1PM I was dead tired but kept going I knew if I took a nap I wouldn’t be able to wake up for jury duty. Waited till 10pm and slept.......for 2 hours and woke up. Wasn’t able to go back. To sleep no matter how I tried.

  • Freshlaid_Dragon_egg
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Soon as Pokemon Sleep releases we'll see an uptick in this disorder

  • NightShiftNurses
    3 Month(s) Ago

    This is literally whats been happening to me for the past few months. So hell bent on getting good sleep lying in bed trying and end up feeling like shit the rest of the day, just drained. All started after I abused alcohol after losing my job, body will never go back to "normal". Feels bad.

  • [deleted]
    3 Month(s) Ago

    I could see this being potentially linked to OCD

  • jamexxx
    3 Month(s) Ago

    I always assume that after a night shower and clean sheets I'm going to sleep great. I never do for some reason.

  • earthgarden
    3 Month(s) Ago

    TIL I have orthosomnia

    just kidding but I do think worrying about how much sleep I’m getting is one of the contributing factors

  • BLUNDETTO87
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Never thought I’d get diagnosed on Reddit like, fair play

  • pbuk84
    3 Month(s) Ago

    What's the name of the disorder I have, where I have to constantly tell people how little sleep I have had? I cringe everytime I catch myself mentioning it.

  • Thornblade
    3 Month(s) Ago

    I think I've conditioned myself into this. I have sleep deprived seizures so I agonize over getting my sleep

  • radishbooty
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Yeah, I think I have this. I used to stress about what time I would get home, what time I took a shower and brushed my teeth. I would start panicking when I saw the clock moving closer to “bedtime”. My adrenaline would end up keeping me awake. Then when I did finally fall asleep I would have nightmares about not getting enough sleep or waking up late. I’m medicated now, so I sleep fine these days. 🙂

  • kageookami64
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Me. I have apnea and insomnia and I worry about sleeping because I have a hard time anyway.

    Well, I'll be falling asleep on the couch, go to bed and instantly, wide awake. Sleep is awful.

  • kyvonneb03
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Omg I have this

  • rouges
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Finally a name to it. I hate it

  • mean-intellectual
    3 Month(s) Ago

    orthos means the right way in greek

  • kumera
    3 Month(s) Ago

    I knew my pain had a fancy name.

    😕

  • Derfunkity
    3 Month(s) Ago

    This just sounds like a common component of insomnia, in the context of modern technology. I don't think there's enough justification to call this a new disorder, it sounds like someone just made up a new word for it. I've done a lot of CBT-I (cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia) and one component of that (the cognitive part) focuses on these kinds of preoccupations with "adequate" sleep.

    For folks who are having these sorts of problems on a regular basis, multiple times per week, it may be helpful to find a CBT-I therapist. It's a short (usually 4-8 sessions) and pretty effective treatment, more effective than some medications in the long-term.

  • happycheetos
    3 Month(s) Ago

    LOL omg that’s so me

  • uber1337h4xx0r
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Is there a term for being unable to fall asleep because you have a fear of someone waking you up?

    Like... Recently I did a sleep apnea test. I hooked up a machine to myself, took about two hours to fall asleep. Fell asleep, then like three hours later, jolted awake. "Check breath sensor! Check breath sensor!"

    Fixed the breath sensor. "Breath sensor ok"

    30 seconds later: "check breath sensor!" and it wouldn't go away until a minute of fumbling and blowing into the breath sensor.

    It finally went away, but I couldn't fall asleep despite having another 2-3 hours of sleep available to me because I was afraid the thing would wake me up again. I gave up after an hour or so

    I also have this issue when I'm scared my family wants shit done (my parents are immigrants and refuse to learn English, and being asian, they have no respect for me and basically yell at me to wake up and immediately do their bidding. So when they're home, I get anxious and can't stay asleep.