insomnia


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in·som·ni·a

 (ĭn-sŏm′nē-ə)
n.
Chronic inability to fall asleep or remain asleep for an adequate length of time.

[Latin īnsomnia, from īnsomnis, sleepless : in-, not; see in-1 + somnus, sleep; see swep- in Indo-European roots.]

insomnia

(ɪnˈsɒmnɪə)
n
chronic inability to fall asleep or to enjoy uninterrupted sleep.
[C18: from Latin, from insomnis sleepless, from somnus sleep]
inˈsomnious adj

in•som•ni•a

(ɪnˈsɒm ni ə)

n.
difficulty in falling or staying asleep, esp. when chronic.
[1685–95; < Latin, derivative of insomn(is) sleepless =in- in-3 + somnus sleep]
in•som′ni•ac`, n., adj.

insomnia

Difficulty in falling or staying asleep. It can be caused by stress, drinking too much coffee, or taking too little exercise, or it may be a symptom of a physical or mental disorder.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insomnia - an inability to sleep; chronic sleeplessness
sleep disorder - a disturbance of the normal sleep pattern
hypersomnia - an inability to stay awake

insomnia

noun sleeplessness, restlessness, wakefulness For some people, insomnia is a chronic affliction.
Related words
adjective agrypnotic
Translations
أَرَقٌأرَق
nespavost
søvnløshed
unettomuus
nesanica
svefnleysi
不眠症
불면증
blogai miegantisnemiga
bezmiegs
besanicanesanica
sömnlöshet
โรคนอนไม่หลับ
chứng mất ngủ

insomnia

[ɪnˈsɒmnɪə] Ninsomnio m

insomnia

[ɪnˈsɒmniə] ninsomnie f
to suffer from insomnia → souffrir d'insomnie

insomnia

insomnia

[ɪnˈsɒmnɪə] ninsonnia

insomnia

(inˈsomniə) noun
inability to sleep. She takes sleeping-pills as she suffers from insomnia.
inˈsomniac (-ak) noun, adjective
(of) a person who suffers from insomnia.

insomnia

أَرَقٌ nespavost søvnløshed Schlaflosigkeit αϋπνία insomnio unettomuus insomnie nesanica insonnia 不眠症 불면증 slapeloosheid søvnløshet bezsenność insónia, insônia бессонница sömnlöshet โรคนอนไม่หลับ uykusuzluk chứng mất ngủ 失眠

in·som·ni·a

n. insomnio, desvelo.

insomnia

n insomnio
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Ah, Makar Alexievitch, how weary I am--how this insomnia tortures me
A waiter approached for orders and it was then, in relation to my order for coffee, that the absolutely first thing I learned of Captain Blunt was the fact that he was a sufferer from insomnia.
They will be only turning us out in the small hours, to go home and face insomnia.
They would get to bed before the stable folk, but insomnia is the curse of their sex and our profession.
For the first time Martin's glorious sleep was interrupted by insomnia, and he tossed through long, restless nights.
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I knew, for one thing, that he suffered from insomnia, and that is no light affliction.
From this time for many years his life was a painful struggle, a struggle to earn his living, to make a place in the world, and to find himself in the midst of his spiritual doubts and the physical distress caused by lifelong dyspepsia and insomnia.
Certainly there was something hardly human about the colonel's wolfish pursuit of pleasure, and his chronic resolution not to go home till morning had a touch of the hideous clarity of insomnia.
This that she saw nightly was an older mother, broken with insomnia and brave with sorrow, who crept, always crept, a pale, frail creature, gentle and unfaltering, dying from lack of sleep, living by will, and by will refraining from going mad, who, nevertheless, could not will sleep, and whom not even the whole tribe of doctors could make sleep.
The last particle of his nervous force had been expended in the wonders and agonies of this day full of surprising failures coming at the end of a harassing month of scheming and insomnia.
Recent research at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society suggest that more than a third of people in Wales with insomnia are buying sleeping remedies without seeking proper health advice.