The idea of impulse spending and hoarding go hand in hand, and offer great coverage for reality television. Impulse spending can lead to hoarding very quickly and unnoticed. Some people cannot deny a good deal, so they spend and buy a lot of items, Eventually those items add up and there becomes a situation where they just have too much stuff. Even if they realize this, impulse spending does not just go away. This allows for the situation to escalate as shown on televisions shows that exploit these disorders.
Hoarders are more susceptible to loss of sleep or trouble falling asleep. This is mainly seen to be the result of the comfort level. When a room has more clutter it becomes less comfortable. Hoarders who struggle with every day functions in result of their disorder should not be in the condition of a room that is unorganized because their brains are not compatible with allowing a comfortable sleep given their surroundings.
The hoarding of animals might need to be considered a separate disorder from simply hoarding. Often, people are aware of their problems. Also, they do not always live in homes piled with garbage or possessions. Some animal hoarder's predicaments are strictly due to crowded living conditions or unsanitary living conditions due to the abundance of animals.
The author of the article explains how the television show "Hoarders: Buried Alive" does not accurately portray the actuality of hoarding disorder. She refers to the show as "exploitainment" because the show gets more the reaction of humor than actually educating people on the disorder. Also, the show displays their hoarders as dysfunctional and filthy, but in reality they are typically highly functioning individuals in society.
The hoarding of multiple animals is normally seen as just inhumane and filthy, but this article displays it is more than just that. Hoarding of anything, including animals is considered to be a psychological disorder. Not too many severe cases of animal hoarding have been reported, so there is a smaller size of study on the topic. Nonetheless, within the researched cases there have been seen nothing but negative effects on the health of the human as well as all of the animals.