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What's the name for a phobia of not being able to sleep?

Asked by monsoon (2510points) May 27th, 2008

Somniphobia is a well-known phobia of sleeping, but I (and a few others from this post) described a fear of not being able to sleep. I tried googling “insomniphobia”, but that returned all, well, non-scholarly results.

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monsoon's avatar

Look at my notes under the question.

Thanks though.

Derick's avatar

About the closest thing I know of to what you describe is kopophobia – the fear of becoming fatigued or tired. While not exactly what you’re asking about, it may be the closest thing to a fear of not being able to sleep.

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