We all love sleep, don't we? Of course we do. We wouldn't be here otherwise! So today, for all the sleep lovers out there, we are compiling a bunch of fancy terms that describe sleep and other cozy sleep-related things that many of us may not know of. Some of these can get pretty serious, but others sure apply to a lot of us, when we would all just rather stay in bed than... do anything else, really.
Without further ado, let’s expand our vocabulary.
Dysania – (n.) trouble with getting out of bed in the morning. While at times a no-joke, anxiety-related condition, dysania in its light form is experienced by folks all over the world. AKA: "My bed is so warm and it's so cold out" and "Who invented a mattress so comfortable that I'd rather skip work today?!" Totally been there.
Clinomania – (n.) an excessive desire to stay in bed. Pretty much the same as dysania. When do you ever not consider staying in bed? It's so cozy. Zzz.
Hypersomnia — (n.) excessive sleepiness. Especially on weekday mornings. In winter. Who set this alarm clock so early? Why won't my dog leave me alone right now?
Post-Prandial Drowsiness – (adj. + n.) “sleepiness that occurs after a meal, usually lunch”, according to SleepBetter.org. Fancy way of saying “food coma”, am I right?
Sleep Inertia – (n.) feeling groggy and/or sleepy longer than 10 to 20 minutes after waking up. According to this definition, the whole population of North America experiences sleep inertia daily. Mostly while standing in line at Starbucks.
Soporific – (adj.) resulting in or tending to cause sleep. See also: chamomile tea, Eyri mattresses, the sound of rain, Bob Ross painting tutorials.
And last but not least...
Nap – (n.) a short sleep episode during routine wakefulness. AKA: The best thing ever.