Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night petrified that you’re not getting enough sleep? If so seek help.
There is however a reason for your bizarre phobia you according to Dr. Michael Breus a sleep specialist who claims that humans tend to be frightened of not getting enough sleep.
Thankfully there’s a simple trick to get over this phobia that you never knew you had, don’t check the time when you wake up, The Mirror reports.
According to Dr Breus most people have an irrational fear of not getting enough sleep because they’re worried that won’t be able to function.
So if people wake up in the early hours their first instinct is to try and find out how long they’ve got until the alarm goes off and their forced to drag themselves out of their pit.
By checking the time though all you’re doing is stressing yourself out. Instead you should just relax to prevent yourself getting anxious by clearing your mind and letting yourself drift back off to the land of nod.
Of course there are actually a lot of things you shouldn’t do it you wake up in the middle of the night; drive to Dundee in bare feet for example, but we’re not experts in sleep so what do we know.
In fact thinking about it they say it takes 10,000 hours practise to become an expert in something and some basic maths shows we’ve got tens of thousands of hours experience so we are in fact experts.