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  • n. The state of being overtired; exhaustion.


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  • The cause could be an early waking, a missed nap, or a late bedtime; increased daytime activity and inappropriate schedules can lead to overtiredness, too.

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  • In a nutshell, Weissbluth, the author, often attributes sleep disruption to overtiredness.

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  • The inability to relax, overtiredness, malnutrition, or illness also can interfere, as will fears of pregnancy or disease.


  • He had lost the urge to sleep, was in the state of overtiredness that seems to make a person more alert and mentally agile.

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  • Sometimes she goes on living in a dogged state of overtiredness until there comes a "last straw" which brings on some organic disease, and still another "straw" which kills her altogether.

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  • "In those studies, overtiredness and having trouble sleeping predicted onset of alcohol, cigarette, and illicit drug use among boys and onset of alcohol use only among girls," she said. - latest science and technology news stories

  • Thinking only that it was a case of overtiredness from not feeling well recently, she continued on to the office, where a fellow volunteer, startled by her appearance, asked her what was the matter.

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  • A combination of overtiredness and debut anxiety then kicked in and I never got much sleep anyway, so when the 5: 30am alarm went off, I was actually relieved to be on my way to OR Tambo.

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  • It takes maturity to keep being peaceful and well behaved through excitement or overtiredness or other upheavals of the body.

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  • I'm not sure if it was overexposure or overtiredness, but by around 4.30 am we decided to call it quits and go back to the hotel. - Frontpage RSS Feed


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