Noctiphobia is the fear of the night. The origin of the word nocti is Latin (meaning night) and phobia is Greek (meaning fear). Noctiphobia is considered to be a specific phobia, which is discussed on the home page.
Causes of Nocttiphobia
Causes, like symptoms, will vary from person to person. Some people can also develop phobias with no direct cause at all. Most often, though, phobias are caused by a trauma
which usually occurs during childhood.
Symptoms of Noctiphobia
Those who truly possess an excessive fear of having an accident will often exhibit some of the following symptoms:
- Excessive sweating
- Dry mouth
- Being overly cautious
- Heart palpitations
- Inability to speak
- Becoming angry
- A feeling of detachment from reality
- Uncontrollable shaking
- Feelings of unsteadiness