Definition of insomnia in English:

insomnia

noun

  • Habitual sleeplessness; inability to sleep.

    • ‘So you need to get checked out by a good doctor who knows something about sleep and insomnia.’
    • ‘Fact sheets are on topics such as restless legs syndrome, insomnia, and sleep apnoea.’
    • ‘Lack of sleep caused by insomnia is linked to accidents both on the road and on the job.’
    • ‘Chronic insomnia occurs most nights and lasts three or more weeks.’
    • ‘Experts say that lack of sleep may cause insomnia in children as well as chronic diseases.’
    • ‘Sedative drugs taken at higher doses can often act as hypnotics in those suffering from insomnia.’
    • ‘Symptoms and general pathology covered problems such as pain and insomnia.’
    • ‘Too much food also leads to poor sleep patterns, insomnia and weak nerves.’
    • ‘People with fibromyalgia appear to be more likely to have sleeping problems, such as insomnia, than usual.’
    • ‘Diagnoses ranged from anxiety, insomnia, and depression to psychosomatic disorders.’
    • ‘Other end points of interest were prevention of headache, nausea, insomnia, and dizziness.’
    • ‘The most common side effects, however, are relatively minor, with insomnia and dry mouth the commonest.’
    • ‘Depression and anxiety are the two most frequent psychiatric causes of insomnia.’
    • ‘Maybe you suffer from insomnia and barely sleep a wink every night.’
    • ‘I suffered from insomnia last night and slept in fits and spurts throughout the day.’
    • ‘Caffeine has been linked with an array of health issues including insomnia, anxiety and stress incontinence.’
    • ‘A lot of people with insomnia have something called sleep state misperception.’
    • ‘True insomnia, the inability to get to sleep or maintain sleep is actually fairly rare.’
    • ‘Now stress and anxiety are obvious factors in causing insomnia but insomnia is insidious.’
    • ‘Stress can also lead to insomnia, and poor health is just one side effect from lack of sleep.’
    sleeplessness, wakefulness, restlessness
    inability to sleep
    watchfulness
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Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin, from insomnis sleepless from in- (expressing negation) + somnus sleep.

Pronunciation:

insomnia

/inˈsämnēə/