28. Fear of Sleep (Somniphobia)
This phobia has been reported to cause extreme fear and anxiety right around when your bedtime is approaching. Somniphobia is the fear of sleep or falling asleep and can be triggered when having frequent episodes of sleep paralysis or nightmare disorder. This phobia is often called by other names such as hypnophobia, clinophobia, sleep anxiety or sleep dread.
29. Fear of Cheese (Turophobia)
This one would kill us. Seriously. If we couldn’t have cheese… well… that’s a huge fear in itself.
As with a lot of the phobias on this list, sufferers of turophobia usually associate cheese with a traumatic memory. Some may fear one type of cheese while others may fear cheese altogether.
OUR FINAL UNUSUAL PHOBIA. Next up, you’ll find the final entry in our list of unusual phobias. But before that, here are some ways to get over them.
Unusual Phobias — How to Get Over Them
The experts say there are ways to overcome even your most debilitating phobias.
For more mild anxieties, take a deep breath and then visualize what it is that scares you. Spend time every day mentally picturing your phobia and then soothing your fear with a positive statement like “This can’t hurt me” or “Everything is going to be fine.”
Serious phobias like the ones listed above are going to require more intense therapy treatments like using medication or doing Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). CBT is a popular therapy because you learn healthier thought patterns that eventually replace anxiety-causing thoughts of your phobia. This treatment may include hypnotherapy or exposure therapy. This is where the patient is exposed, in tiny increments, to the source of their anxiety until they’re able to overcome it.
And now, the final phobia you’ve been waiting for…