I was introduced to his word from His Royal Foxiness only yesterday. It is apparently the state of finding it difficult to get up in the morning. Heh. If this is a real disorder then I and just about everyone I know “suffers” from it.
There may also be an element of alcohol involved, as the Urban Dictionary further defines “dysania” as the “state of finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning after a hangover.”
However, after failing to find a mention of this supposed disorder on Wikipedia or the online dictionary I regularly use, I’ve come to the conclusion that “dysania” is not a real disorder.
Someone, somewhere, just made it up.
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Well the Urban Dictionary definition shows why he was familiar with the term at any rate….. 😉
Hahaha…my thoughts exactly.
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Dysania (or Clinomania) is actually a type of anxiety disorder. Usually those with depression also suffer from Clinomania, although not everybody with Clinomania is depressed. It’s not just finding it hard to get out of bed. I have it and I have stayed in bed despite my responsibilities before. I missed exams in University. I blew off seeing friends. I get up and within 10 minutes I’m back in bed. It’s hard to describe the feelings that come with it to those who have never had it, and certainly to those who believe it’s made up. It’s an obsession. And it’s real.