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insomniac

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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insomniacin‧som‧ni‧ac /ɪnˈsɒmniæk $ ɪnˈsɑːm-/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 MISLEEPsomeone who cannot sleep easilyinsomniac adjective
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insomniacIt allows an insomniac who can not get exposure to sunlight to still benefit from the regulating effects of ultraviolet rays.He was a light sleeper, for long periods an insomniac.It's like screening shows for insomniacs at lunchtime.This is especially-true for insomniacs, who seem to have a lower tolerance to the stimulating effects of caffeine than most people.This alternative drug has received an open-armed welcome from insomniacs around the world.Some insomniacs sleep best with two twin mattresses placed atop a king-size frame.I was a terrible insomniac when I was a teenager, but never on account of cockroaches.The insomniac Proust wilfully obliged others to accommodate themselves to the bizarre hours he kept.
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