Definition of Sleeplessness

1. Noun. A temporary state in which you are unable (or unwilling) to sleep. "Accept your wakefulness and sleep in its own contrary way is more likely to come"

Exact synonyms: Wakefulness
Generic synonyms: Temporary State
Derivative terms: Sleepless, Wakeful
Antonyms: Sleepiness



Definition of Sleeplessness

1. Noun. The property of being sleepless. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sleeplessness

1. [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Sleeplessness

1. Inability to sleep, abnormal wakefulness. Origin: L. Somnus = sleep This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sleeplessness

sleeping pill
sleeping pills
sleeping policeman
sleeping policemen
sleeping room
sleeping sickness
sleeping tablet
sleeping tablets
sleeping together
sleepingly
sleepings
sleepish
sleepless
sleepless person
sleeplessly
sleeplessness
sleeplessnesses
sleeplike
sleepmarken
sleepout
sleepouts
sleepover
sleepovers
sleepry
sleeps
sleeps off
sleepswalk
sleepswalks
sleeptalk
sleeptalked

Literary usage of Sleeplessness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Clinical lectures on the practice of medicine by Robert James Graves (1864)
"The external application of narcotics might also prove serviceable in chronic sleeplessness, where their internal administration had failed. ..."

2. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1876)
"[After reviewing the different forms of sleeplessness, Dr. Fothergill passes ... Hydrate of chloral is comparatively valueless in sleeplessness due to pain, ..."

3. Journal of Materia Medica (1877)
"Remedies for Sleeplessness. In a recent exchange, Fothergill, after discussion of the cause of sleeplessness, tabulates as follows the remedies which have ..."

4. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1876)
"[After reviewing the different forms of sleeplessness, Dr. Fothergill passes ... Hydrate of chloral is comparatively valueless in sleeplessness due to pain, ..."

5. On Obscure Diseases of the Brain, and Disorders of the Mind: Their Incipient by Forbes Winslow (1860)
"A State of Sleeplessness, or Insomnia. ft. An Abnormal Disposition to Excess of Sleep. Y. Morbid Phenomena of Dreaming. The first division of the subject ..."

6. Clinical Medicine: A Systematic Treatise on the Diagnosis and Treatment of by Austin Flint (1879)
"Measures to secure healthful sleep, if there be sleeplessness, are indicated, ... Sleeplessness, not dependent on any other apparent morbid condition, ..."

7. Nerve prostration and other functional disorders of daily life by Robson Roose (1888)
"Sleeplessness in varying degrees is a common symptom of nervous disorders, and when present decidedly aggravates the patient's condition. On the other hand, ..."

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