The disorder in which one falls asleep very late and awakens very early. Even though the person may desire sleep he or she is simply unable to find that sweet sweet state of dream-land until the wee (thats right, I said "wee") hours of the morning.
Ive had insomnia for the past four years, I dont fall asleep until around 5:30 and I wake up at 7:15.

Jackass: Man I slept so good last night after the concert, I was asleep as soon as I got in bed.
Person with insomnia (me): I hate you more than life itself.
by Livs en Reise December 18, 2005
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The state of sleep loss. No matter how much you desire dreamland, it refuses you entry. You stand at the gates, whining, crying, but stuck in the world of buzzing activity.
Person A: "I had a lovely night sleep. How 'bout you?"

Person B: "I have insomnia. Go fuck yourself."
by BeFunnyGrace November 26, 2003
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Inability to sleep, either difficulty getting to sleep, waking lots during the night or waking up too early in the morning.
Insomnia comes in three different forms: Transient insomnia - lasting for a few nights
Short-term insomnia - two to four weeks of poor sleep
Chronic Insomnia - poor sleep that happens most nights and lasts for a month or longer.
(hence me being here at 05:08 writing definitions)
Can cause physical side-affects and is often caused by some underlying mental cause ...most commonly; depression.

Insomnia Trivia: David Baddiel has terrible insomnia
David Baddiel scetch: If you tell someone that you have insomnia, why do they always go..'oh really cos im always asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow'?
Its not like if someone told you they were blind you'd go... 'oh really cos i can see perfectly...blimey is that the Pyrenees?'

the inability to sleep..

aka hell on earth
my ass has had insomnia for almost 2 years.. i take mad pills, but they dont help, but u can sell amitryptlene so it works out =)
by Big Robert February 15, 2005
when little demons keep poking your brain with little pokey things to make damn sure you cant sleep
God damn INSOMNIA DEAMONS leave me ALONE!!!!!
by mouse_347 August 21, 2007
Stupid disorder that can't be controlled easily. You can't sleep, no matter how much you want it you can't get it, maybe a few hours.. but that's it. I have insomnia, I take tylenol pm or melatonin to get to sleep, rarely do they help and yet they are strong acting. In short, insomnia is a disorder in which one cannot find sleep.
Bob: How did you sleep jim? I slept like a baby!
Jim: I slept like an insomniac you fucking bastard!
by Oz January 18, 2005
The worst thing...ever.
I've had it my whole life.
It's where you try to sleep but it just won't happen.
You try counting backward you try EVERYTYING..
You just don't sleep.
Hence, me sitting here at 2:00 am when I have to wake up in 4 hours.

Elise:Hey Lauren, how was your night?
Lauren:It sucked..I have insomnia so I couldn't sleep
Elise:haha sucks for you
Lauren:*Punches elise in the face*
by kill_me_already April 13, 2008
A disorder where you can't get sleep at all. I have it and have to take medicine for it (Clonodine) and without the medicine, I can't get any sleep. None. Notta. I've had it all my life.
jim: how was your sleep?

bob: i have insomnia.
by Blahb April 18, 2005

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