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Online Clock Shares New Research Explaining Why People are Afraid of the Dark
Date:4/11/2013

(PRWEB) April 11, 2013

Recently, OnlineClock.net hired researchers to investigate the subject of the fear of darkness. The site published the results of the investigation through the use of static information graphics. Tom Churm, owner of OnlineClock.net said, "Many people are afraid of the dark, and I wanted to publish some solid information on the site so that it would give our visitors the opportunity to compare facts with beliefs. Some people fear the darkness so much that they literally lose sleep over it."

According to the experts, sometimes people experience a phobia associated with darkness. The name of the phobia that describes the fear of darkness is known as achluophobia. Although most people don't have a phobia of darkness, many do become apprehensive about it in certain situations.

Online Clock's infographic at http://blog.onlineclock.net/fear-of-the-dark-infographic/ shows that many experts believe that the basis for the fear of darkness is genetically encoded. Researchers state that our ancestors were afraid of the dark because they feared being attacked by nocturnal predators. It is thought that this fear was simply passed on through human ancestry. Although the senses of other nocturnal creatures have evolved to compensate for lack of light, humans remain helpless in the dark.

Tom Churm commented, “There are many people who believe that this fear is unwarranted. However, in one study of lion attacks in Tanzania, most of the attacks occurred at night. This would indicate that our primitive ancestors had solid reasons to fear the darkness. After all, who wouldn't fear being a lion's next meal? Fortunately, men have evolved; they no longer sleep in open areas that can be accessed by wild animals. It seems that the fear of darkness persists, and it begins at a very young age for most people.”

Online Clock’s researchers also found that children are not alone in their fear of darkness. Five percent of adults are afraid of the dark. A recent study by Ryerson University indicated that adults who don’t sleep well are more likely to be afraid of the dark. The study examined 93 men and women, and revealed that 46 percent of poor sleepers were afraid of the dark.

The information graphics on the website make the statistical data concerning the fear of darkness very easy to understand, and relate it back to the important issue of getting a good night’s sleep. The site has been informative for visitors who wish to discover useful information about sleep and time related subjects.

According to Mr. Churm, "It is not the dark that people should fear. They should fear losing valuable sleep time." OnlineClock.net is known for publishing information regarding the importance of a full eight hours of sleep each night on the site's blog. This new information concerning the fear of darkness can help to ease the minds of people who are experiencing anxiety when the lights go out. After reading these information graphics, visitors will find that there really is no need to fear anything that goes bump in the night.

About OnlineClock
Online since March 24th, 2006, OnlineClock.net is the world's original web-based alarm clock. Online Clock strives to be the number one network for the simplest and most useful online clocks, timers and time tools. For more information on the various online alarm clocks offered for free by OnlineClock, please visit http://onlineclock.net/about/.

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