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Wake up! It's time for a list of famous insomniacs, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Insomnia is a chronic sleep disorder in which an individual can not fall asleep or remain asleep through the night. Insomnia can be stress related and many people take sleeping pills to treat the condition. Many creative people are insomniacs because they are always thinking about their work.

Who is the most famous person who is an insomniac? Miley Cyrus tops our list. The Hannah Montana star is a self-proclaimed insomniac. She frequently takes to twitter to tell her fans about her troubles getting to sleep. She even told her followers that she is “taking a zanny trying to pass out…. Goodnight.” Other musicians who are suffer from insomnia include Lady Gaga, Madonna and Jimi Hendrix.

Several famous insomniacs have actually died as a result of the condition. Michael Jackson overdosed on the medication propofol, which he was using as a sleep aid. Model Anna Nicole Smith and Brokeback Mountain actor Heath Ledger also both overdosed on sleeping medications. “Some Like It Hot” actress Marilyn Monroe's suicide was also connected to sleeping pills.

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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 31 Famous Insomniacs
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Madonna takes medication to treat her insomnia. She has stated, "I'm anal retentive. I'm a workaholic. I have insomnia. And I'm a control freak. That's why I'm not married. Who could stand me?"

Age: 58

Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Madonna: Truth or Dare, Desperately Seeking Susan, Dick Tracy, Evita

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#34 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#50 on The Best Singers of All Time

#21 on The Best Current Female Singers

#24 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

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George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 31 Famous Insomniacs
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George Clooney suffers from insomnia and he claims that leaving the television on helps him fall asleep.

Age: 55

Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: Gravity, Ocean's Eleven, Up in the Air, The Descendants

Also Ranked

#40 on The Best Actors Working Today

#49 on The Best Living American Actors

#59 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#88 on The Best Actors in Film History

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Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 31 Famous Insomniacs
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Marilyn Monroe treated her insomnia with sleeping pills.

Age: Died at 36 (1926-1962)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Singer, Showgirl

Credits: Some Like It Hot, The Seven Year Itch, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire

Also Ranked

#60 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#66 on The Greatest American Actresses of All Time

#65 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#29 on Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

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Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 31 Famous Insomniacs
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Like her "Gravity" co-star George Clooney, Sandra Bullock suffers from insomnia.

Age: 52

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Gravity, The Proposal, Crash, The Blind Side

Also Ranked

#10 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#27 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#62 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#9 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

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