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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Large amounts of strong coffee can cause insomnia and, in extreme cases, palpitations and irregular heartbeats.
▪ You may wonder why sleeping pills and tranquilizers are on a list of drugs that can cause insomnia.
▪ This, experts tell us, upsets the body rhythm and can cause insomnia.
▪ In low doses, ephedrine speeds up the body, causing restlessness, insomnia, and nervousness.
▪ Also, a medication that causes drowsiness in one Individual may cause insomnia in another.
▪ How each of these causes maintenance insomnia is fully explained later in this book.
▪ However, many of us lead lives that lack regularity and rhythm, and this can cause insomnia.
▪ He was suffering from insomnia and hypertension.
▪ One was written for a woman who said she suffered from insomnia and lower back pain.
▪ Why should I be the only one suffering from insomnia?
▪ Undoubtedly suffers from insomnia and when he does sleep his dream life must be productive, distorted, and possibly frightening.
▪ He suffered from insomnia and was taking barbiturates.
▪ From the first week I started suffering from insomnia.
▪ a cure for insomnia
▪ He suffered from insomnia and was taking sleeping pills each night.
▪ I'm an incurable insomniac so I get a lot of my work done while the world sleeps.
▪ My mother was alarmed by my fits of weeping and chronic insomnia.
▪ Working outdoors all day certainly did wonders for my insomnia.
▪ A trained and skilled practitioner can tailor a session to treat insomnia by reducing muscular tension and promoting relaxation.
▪ He was suffering from insomnia and hypertension.
▪ In small amounts it can act as a stimulant, in larger doses causing hyperactivity, headaches and insomnia.
▪ It is important for people who are sixty years and older and are experiencing insomnia to be screened for depression.
▪ One was written for a woman who said she suffered from insomnia and lower back pain.
▪ The doctor advises that insomnia with resultant irritability and even mild depression may occur.
▪ Why should I be the only one suffering from insomnia?
▪ You may wonder why sleeping pills and tranquilizers are on a list of drugs that can cause insomnia.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Insomnia \In*som"ni*a\, n. [L., fr. insomnis sleepless; pref. in- not + somnus sleep.] Lack of sleep; inability to sleep, especially when chronic; wakefulness; sleeplessness.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1620s, insomnie, from Latin insomnia "want of sleep," from insomnis "sleepless," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + somnus "sleep" (see Somnus). The modern form is from 1758.


n. A sleeping disorder that is known for its symptoms of unrest and the inability to sleep.


n. an inability to sleep; chronic sleeplessness [ant: hypersomnia]


Insomnia is a sleep disorder where people have trouble sleeping. They may have difficulty falling asleep, or staying asleep as long as desired. Insomnia is typically followed by daytime sleepiness, low energy, irritability, and a depressed mood. It may result in an increased risk of motor vehicle collisions, as well as problems focusing and learning. Insomnia can be short term, lasting for days or weeks, or long term, lasting more than a month.

Insomnia can occur independently or as a result of another problem. Conditions that can result in insomnia include psychological stress, chronic pain, heart failure, hyperthyroidism, heartburn, restless leg syndrome, menopause, certain medications, and drugs such as caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol. Other risk factors include working night shifts and sleep apnea. Diagnosis is based on sleep habits and an examination to look for underlying causes. A sleep study may be done to look for underlying sleep disorders. Screening may be done with two questions: "do you experience difficulty sleeping?" and "do you have difficulty falling or staying asleep?"

Sleep hygiene and lifestyle changes are typically the first treatment for insomnia. Sleep hygiene includes a consistent bedtime, exposure to sunlight, a quiet and dark room, and regular exercise. Cognitive behavioral therapy may be added to this. While sleeping pills may help, they are associated with injuries, dementia, and addiction. Medications are not recommended for more than four or five weeks. The effectiveness and safety of alternative medicine is unclear.

Between 10% and 30% of adults have insomnia at any given point in time and up to half of people have insomnia in a given year. About 6% of people have insomnia that is not due to another problem and lasts for more than a month. People over the age of 65 are affected more often than younger people. Females are more often affected than males. Descriptions of insomnia occur at least as far back as ancient Greece.

Insomnia (novel)

Insomnia is a novel written by Stephen King and first published in 1994. Like It and Dreamcatcher, its setting is the fictional town of Derry, Maine. The original hardcover edition was issued with dust jackets in two complementary designs. The first is pictured on the right; the second has the white and red colors reversed.

Insomnia (disambiguation)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder.

Insomnia may also refer to:

Insomnia (soundtrack)

Insomnia is the soundtrack album for the 1997 Norwegian film Insomnia, which was composed by ambient artist Biosphere. The tone of the album is much darker in places than Geir Jenssen's earlier work, such as in the tracks "Field" and "Quay".

Insomnia (2002 film)

Insomnia is a 2002 American psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan, and starring Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Hilary Swank. It tells the story of two Los Angeles homicide detectives investigating a murder in an Alaskan town. A remake of the 1997 Norwegian film of the same name, Insomnia was released on May 24, 2002, to critical acclaim and commercial success, grossing $113 million worldwide. To date, this is the only film that Nolan has directed without receiving at least a share of one of the writing credits, even though he wrote the final draft of the script.

Insomnia (1997 film)

Insomnia is a 1997 Norwegian thriller film about a police detective investigating a murder in a town located above the Arctic Circle. The investigation goes horribly wrong when he mistakenly shoots his partner and subsequently attempts to cover up his bungle. The title of the film refers to his inability to sleep, the result of his guilt (represented by the relentless glare of the midnight sun). Insomnia was the film debut of director Erik Skjoldbjærg. The screenplay was written by Nikolaj Frobenius and Skjoldbjærg, and the soundtrack by Geir Jenssen (alias Biosphere).

The film inspired a 2002 Hollywood remake in English.

Insomnia (Feeder song)

"Insomnia" is a song by Feeder, released as the second single from their album Yesterday Went Too Soon. It reached #22 in the UK charts and was at the time Feeder's fourth consecutive single to reach the Top 40.

When the single charted in the UK, it was their biggest hit at the time and got them on the popular now defunct UK music show " Top Of The Pops". From there the band's awareness increased and the follow-up single "Yesterday Went Too Soon" cracked the top 20 and helped the album of the same name go top 10. The song referred to the band's experiences during their 1998 US tour in which Grant found it very hard to sleep at night, and so tried many methods such as drinking alcohol, taking Night Nurse in pills and other medications.

It also seen their only performance on TFI Friday, also a now defunct TV show.

Insomnia (Faithless song)

"Insomnia" is a song recorded by British dance group Faithless. Released as the band's second single, it became one of their most successful. It was released in 1995 and became a hit in Dance Charts while peaking at number 27 in the UK in 1995 and number 3 in 1996. The song also reached number 17 in the UK chart as a re-entry in 2005 and was certified Platinum by the BPI in 2015. It was voted by Mixmag readers as the fifth greatest dance record of all time.

Insomnia (Erick Sermon album)

Insomnia is a hip-hop compilation album released in 1996. It was compiled by famous hip hop producer Erick Sermon. He produced all except two tracks on the album and recorded it in order to promote artists affiliated with him. Tommy Gunn (birthname Thomas Blincoe), a performer on this album, was murdered shortly before the album's release, and Erick dedicated this album to his memory in the liner notes.

Insomnia (Hed PE album)

Insomnia is the sixth studio album by American punk rock band Hed PE, released on July 17, 2007.

Insomnia (Nightwatchers song)

Insomnia is a techno song by the German techno group "Nightwatchers," released in 2002. It is a very well known techno song, and is considered by many to be Nightwatchers' signature song. It is a cover of the original song, written and recorded by the group Faithless, released in 1995.

Insomnia has been remixed into several versions, both by Nightwatchers and by various other groups.

Insomnia (band)

Insomnia was a rock band based in Kolkata, West Bengal. The band's repertoire included both English and Bengali songs. The band has an album each in English (Cry of the Spirit - self released) and Bengali (Proloyer Shomoye - Asha Audio). Insomnia were also quite adept at executing live music for theatre, being part of the act itself, in plays such as Peacewards (directed by Jayant Kripalani, produced by Red Curtain Productions, based on monologues written by Manjula Padmanabhan), a 3rd theatre version of Rokto Korobi (written by Rabindranath Tagore, conceptualised by Badal Sarkar, directed by Parnab Mukherjee, starring Sudipta Chakraborty) and numerous other plays. "Opekkha" from their Bengali album Proloyer Shomoye was part of the original soundtrack of the first Bengali sex comedy movie Aamra (produced by Venkatesh films, directed by Mainak Bhaumik, cast - Parambrata Chatterjee, Jisshu Sengupta, Rudranil Ghosh, Nilanjana, Ananya Chatterjee, Kaushik Ghosh, Rajatava Datta, Momo).

Insomnia (Craig David song)

"Insomnia" is the lead single from Craig David's compilation album, Greatest Hits.

Insomnia (The Hiatus EP)

Insomnia is an extended play by The Hiatus released on November 18, 2009.

This EP was produced by Takeshi Hosomi and Hirohisa Horie. All the lyrics were written by Hosomi but the music was composed by all of the members; Seigen Tokuzawa arranged the string section of Insomnia. The record jacket was designed by Balcolony and Admir Jahic drew the cover art.

Insomnia (Washington EP)

Insomnia is the second extended play by Australian musician Washington. It is the follow up to her 2010 debut album I Believe You Liar. It was released on Mercury in 2011, and peaked at #24 on the Australian ARIA charts.

Insomnia (composition)

Insomnia is a single-movement orchestral composition by the Finnish composer Esa-Pekka Salonen. The work was composed between March and November 2002 and was first performed on December 1, 2002 by the NHK Symphony Orchestra under Salonen.

Insomnia (Chihiro Onitsuka album)

is the debut album by Japanese singer-songwriter Chihiro Onitsuka, released in March 2001. The album features acoustic-oriented production arranged by Takefumi Haketa, who produced all her studio albums released under the Virgin Tokyo label distributed by Toshiba EMI. It comprises 11 tracks written by Onitsuka, including hit singles "Cage", "Edge","Memai", and her most well-known and successful song "Gekkō."

The lead-off track "Gekkō" was initially used as a theme song for Trick starring Yukie Nakama and Hiroshi Abe, a television drama series aired on Asahi TV in 2000. It was released as a single in August 2000 and became smash hit. At the end of the album, different rendition of the song was included.

While "Gekkō" remained on the chart, "Cage" and "Memai" were released as the singles subsequently. The lyrics of the latter was acclaimed, winning the 43rd Japan Record Awards for "Best Lyrics" in December 2001. It became the first top-ten hit single for her, peaking at the number-six on the charts.

Before Onitsuka gained popularity through "Gekkō," she had already released a single "Shine" arranged and produced by Nozomu Tsuchiya. A song was newly recorded for the Insomnia album. Album version arranged by Haketa features stiff sound of piano he plays. Likewise, a song originally released as a B-Side for her debut single called "Back Door" was also re-recorded.

"Rasen" (a song whose working title was "My Fragile Life") was featured on the 2002 motion picture Wasabi directed by Luc Besson and starred by Ryōko Hirosue.

Music videos of 7 tracks included on the album were produced; "Gekkō" (both single and album versions), "Cage," "Memai," "Edge," "We Can Go," and studio live take of "Shine." All of them has been available on DVD entitled Me and My Devil issued in April 2001.

Usage examples of "insomnia".

I had never known the meaning of insomnia, but for many nights, turgid jugular veins and floating emboli brought me gasping to wakefulness.

Forward-bending poses also massage the organs in the neuroendocrine axis, alleviating mood swings and insomnia associated with menopause and PMS.

Among the many symptoms associated with overexposure are blindness, insomnia, kidney failure, hearing loss, cancer, palsies, and convulsions.

He never left it on a residential street, understanding the insomnia of the elderly and the late-night revels of the young.

The conditions in which bromides are most frequently used are insomnia, epilepsy, whooping-cough, delirium tremens, asthma, migraine, laryngismus stridulus, the symptoms often attendant upon the climacteric in women, hysteria, neuralgia, certain nervous disorders of the heart, strychnine poisoning, nymphomania and spermatorrhoea.

But, since Mary had to go back to staying with Lurt until Two became One, it also let him see a personality sculptor, in hopes of ridding himself of the insomnia and bad dreams that had been plaguing him.

It would have cured the most chronic insomnia, but I was not labouring under such a disease, and I slept for ten hours.

Now the tattooed man, the midgets, dwarves, hustlers, the women from the girly shows, the pitchmen, the bottle-pitch and ring-toss operators, the man who made cotton candy for a living, the woman who dipped apples in caramel sauce, the bearded lady, the three-eyed man, and all the others were asleep or fighting insomnia or making love as if they were ordinary citizens-which, in this world, they were.

What is our insomnia but the mad obstinacy of our mind in manufacturing thoughts and trains of reasoning, syllogisms and definitions of its own, refusing to abdicate in favor of that divine stupidity of closed eyes, or the wise folly of dreams?

I recalled that our clinic had given me several syrettes for use in case of insomnia.

The substance in these syrettes is ambezine hydrate, or Soporin, the same thing you diagnosed in the wine, and the thing I told you the clinic gave me for insomnia.

Seven brown prescription bottles for the treatment of everything from T A 0 A G indigestion to arrhythmia to insomnia to pain.

When Christian Science found him, he had in stock the following claims: Indigestion, Rheumatism, Catarrh, Chalky deposits in Shoulder joints, Arm joints, Hand joints, Atrophy of the muscles of Arms, Shoulders, Stiffness of all those joints, Insomnia, Excruciating pains most of the time.

In the same cunty deft, trapped and undazzled, millions have walked before me, among them one, Blaise Cendrars, who afterwards flew to the moon, thence back to earth and up the Orinoco impersonating a wild man but actually sound as a button, though no longer vulnerable, no longer mortal, a splendiferous hulk of a poem dedicated to the archipelago of insomnia.

Six had complained of impotence, five of canceled sex, four of bedwetting, three of false memory, two of insomnia, and one of somnolence.