Insomnia meaning

ĭn-sŏm'nē-ə
Insomnia is defined as an ongoing inability to sleep or stay asleep.

When you have trouble falling asleep even though you are tired, this is an example of insomnia.

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Chronic inability to fall asleep or remain asleep for an adequate length of time.
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Chronic inability to fall asleep or remain asleep for an adequate length of time.
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Chronic inability to fall asleep or remain asleep for an adequate length of time.
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The inability to sleep. If you suffer from it, the solution is to look up all the terms under "standards" in this encyclopedia. Dozing should occur shortly. If that does not work... well, at least you will become the computer guru on your block!
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A sleeping disorder that is known for its symptoms of unrest and the inability to sleep.
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Abnormally prolonged inability to sleep, esp. when chronic.
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Origin of insomnia

  • Latin īnsomnia from īnsomnis sleepless in- not in–1 somnus sleep swep- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin in- (“without”) +‎ somnus (“sleep”) +‎ -ia.
    From Wiktionary