Dr Neil Stanley Independent Sleep Expert
BACK [Thomas Elyot], Bibliotheca Eliotae: Eliotis librarie (London, 1542, STC 7659.5), s.v. ‘insomnia’. here Insomnia, ae, lacke of power to sleape Oxford English Dictionary It is clear that neither of the phrases has anything to do with the modern concept of insomnia or Ekirch’s conception of segmented sleep Watch   The state of being awake; voluntary or involuntary going without sleep; wakefulness. Obs. Wakefulness the OED gives this as a derivative of ‘Wake’ and does not give a meaning for this word itself.
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