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  • She suffers from insomnia.
  • I eliminated insomnia by changing my evening routine.
  • I had insomnia last night.
  • They had indeed contracted the illness of insomnia.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude

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  • After all, he said to himself, it’s probably only insomnia.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
  • I’m going to sleep, I’d say, my hands in prayer position against my cheek, Zzzzzz, the deep sleep of a NyQuiled child—while my insomniac wife fussed in bed next to me.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • So help me, if I ever got a bad case of insomnia, I’d hire him to sit in my room and talk.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Even before I became the insomniac I am now, I always had problems falling asleep at night, whereas Mia would read a book for five minutes, roll onto her side, and be gone.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Another night of insomnia.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • I’m not about to argue with a full professor, but if you ever have a really unbreakable case of insomnia, do yourselfafavor and start reading Chapter Three of the uncut version.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride

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  • ) Instead people back then named other diseases—stress, heart disease, anxiety, depression, hypertension, insomnia, bipolar disorder—never realizing that these were, in fact, only symptoms that in the majority of cases could be traced back to the effects of amor deliria nervosa.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • I was to spend two restlessly insomniac and (largely because of my continuing despair over Sophie and Nathan) demoralized nights there, awash with sweat beneath a humming black spider of an electric fan that dispensed air in puny puffs.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • But then, always and forever, I have been an insomniac.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Fortunately, she has not had to take any steroids of late and suffer the accompanying insomnia.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Our insomnia was shared like our humor.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • That was the night I became an insomniac.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • All her life, Tally had been troubled by insomnia, lying awake most nights thinking about arguments she’d had, or wanted to have, or things she should have done differently.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • Long after midnight; but his insomnia had not been fruitless; he had a plan.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Chencha, weeping, was running alongside the carriage as they left and barely managed to toss onto Tita’s shoulders the enormous bedspread she had knit during her endless nights of insomnia.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • Inside was a stash of Ambien-pirated one pill at a time from her mother’s prescription for insomnia, so she’d never notice.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Robert Langdon wandered barefoot through his deserted Massachusetts Victorian home and nursed his ritual insomnia remedy-a mug of steaming Nestle’s Quik.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • My hair was constantly going off in eleven wrong directions, and T. Ray, naturally, refused to buy me bristle rollers, so all year I’d had to roll it on Welch’s grape juice cans, which had nearly turned me into an insomniac.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • She changed position in bed deliberately, the first sign of insomnia she had ever had, and tried to think with her mother’s mind about the question.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • I grew up, a curious woman, a woman of story ghosts and story devils, a woman prone to bad dreams and bad insomnia.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • This, mixed with a tendency to insomnia, was a lethal combination.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • It was not the naughty insomnia that resulted from a trip out to the shed to listen to the contraband station.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • He still had bouts of insomnia and dreams that involved immobility and appalling quantities of blood.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • The insomnia’s all right.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Apart from a spell of insomnia and severe pains in the stomach no trace of the poison was left.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • Six hours and fifty long minutes later, I was beginning to worry that my brother-in-law’the Nicest Guy in the World and Lover of Incontinent Creatures’was also an insomniac.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • Instead, I use my insomnia to fuel my artwork.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • As they passed by the marshes, Dr. Urbino recognized their oppressive weight, their ominous silence, their suffocating gases, which on so many insomniac dawns had risen to his bedroom, blending with the fragrance of jasmine from the patio, and which he felt pass by him like a wind out of yesterday that had nothing to do with his life.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Realizing after months of insomnia that this might be the last great effort his health would permit, Webster stimulated his strength for the speech by oxide of arsenic and other drugs, and devoted the morning to polishing up his notes.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • I do not feel myself clear-headed enough nowadays-suffering as I do from insomnia and the result of a severe illness last winter-to investigate things for myself.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Suppose that, towards morning, after a night of insomnia, sleep descends upon him while he is reading, in quite a different position from that in which he normally goes to sleep, he has only to lift his arm to arrest the sun and turn it back in its course, and, at the moment of waking, he will have no idea of the time, but will conclude that he has just gone to bed.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • It was worse when they were at his and he had to explain that come midnight he would have to drive them home because he was an insomniac and found it impossible to fall asleep in close proximity to another person.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • In the meantime, it would give Eric something to have insomnia over.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • He had chronic insomnia and facial neuralgia.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • We are for aggressive movement, febrile insomnia, mortal leaps, and blows with the fistů.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • The incident at dinner had provided the fodder for this night’s insomnia.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • The insomnia started when my parents’ marriage began to fall apart three years earlier.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • Occasionally he passed a domovoi or a fellow insomniac, but the huge, rambling house was largely still.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Some insomniac up late.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • How I am an insomniac.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • I get insomnia.
    Eugene Ionesco  --  Rhinoceros
  • Because of my insomnia, zigzagging across the country in the middle of the night, and the anxiety of seeing Father, I was ready to explode.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • Often ill during childhood and still subject to recurring headaches and insomnia, she appeared more delicate and vulnerable than her sisters.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • A conscious attempt to fall asleep is sure to produce insomnia, to by to be conscious of one’s own digestion is a sure way to upset the stomach.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • From far away they could hear the voice of a radio announcer singing the praises of Dr. Ross’s pills, tiny but effective against constipation, insomnia, and bad breath.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Lincoln is normally an insomniac on the eve of battle, but he is so tired from the mental strain of what has passed and what is still to come that he falls into a deep dream state.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
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