Definitions of sleeplessness

  1. Want or destitution of sleep. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. The state of being sleepless. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for sleeplessness

  1. Might have been sleeplessness the same thing comes at times from drinking of strong waters. – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  2. In the misery of wakefulness which was beginning to torture her like an acute pain, she had suddenly recollected what relief from sleeplessness her husband had been wont to find in the opium pillules, and a box of the medicine, only just opened, was at hand. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers