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    Question How to express "I can't sleep" "I have been suffering from insomnia" ?

    Can you tell me some more idiomatic expressions? Thank you.

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    Re: How to express "I can't sleep" "I have been suffering from insomnia" ?

    Insomnia-stricken.

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: How to express "I can't sleep" "I have been suffering from insomnia" ?

    I've never heard a native speaker say 'I'm insomnia-stricken'.

    'I'm a poor sleeper.'

    'I have trouble sleeping.'

    'I'm a martyr to insomnia.'


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    Re: How to express "I can't sleep" "I have been suffering from insomnia" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I've never heard a native speaker say 'I'm insomnia-stricken'.`
    But is it grammatical?

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    Re: How to express "I can't sleep" "I have been suffering from insomnia" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    But is it grammatical?
    Yes, it's grammatical, but you would sound a bit stupid if you said it.

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    Re: How to express "I can't sleep" "I have been suffering from insomnia" ?

    "I feel like the walking dead."

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    Re: How to express "I can't sleep" "I have been suffering from insomnia" ?

    There was an agnostic, dyslexic insomniac who would frequently lie awake all night contemplating the existence of Dog.

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    Re: How to express "I can't sleep" "I have been suffering from insomnia" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, it's grammatical, but you would sound a bit stupid if you said it.
    Why stupid? Any reasons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "I feel like the walking dead."
    Is it like sleepwalking more than insomnia?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    There was an agnostic, dyslexic insomniac who would frequently lie awake all night contemplating the existence of Dog.
    Is it like meditation more than insomnia?

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    Re: How to express "I can't sleep" "I have been suffering from insomnia" ?

    Matthew, mine was a joke. Insomniacs can't sleep. Dyslexics reverse letter positions. In this case, Dog for God. Agnostics question the existence of God.

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    Re: How to express "I can't sleep" "I have been suffering from insomnia" ?

    I wouldn't say that "feeling like the walking dead" is more like sleepwalking at all. If I hadn't slept for a few days, I would certainly feel as if I were some kind of zombie. You might be awake but you are not capable of functioning like a normal human being. However, you are awake and mostly alert. People who sleepwalk are actually asleep.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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