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Don’t Like Sleeping

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A lot of people like to sleep, I don’t like to sleep, its not that when I am tired I cant sleep, its just that I don’t want to sleep. I would rather do things like watch youtube, play games, or just relax and read. So I guess I am asking is why do I just not like to sleep. When I was younger I couldn’t wait to get to bed and sleep and now I just want to do anything but sleep. Is that strange? Is there something wrong with me? This isn’t a recent development either. For the past 3 years, I’ve been like this.

Don’t Like Sleeping

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While some people need more sleep than others the chronic lack of sleep is referred to as hyposomnia. This is classified as a sleep disorder with many other identifying elements and features. To learn more click here.

It is also more specifically identified as a difficulty initiating and maintaining sleep. You can learn more about this here.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Don’t Like Sleeping

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2019). Don’t Like Sleeping. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 18, 2019, from
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