20 Famous Insomniacs 

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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.

Why do you think doctors keep prescribing sleeping pills when there have been so many overdoses? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20 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: 60

Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America

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George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20 Famous Insomniacs
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George Clooney suffers from insomnia and he claims that leaving the television on helps him fall asleep.

Age: 57

Birthplace: Kentucky, Area code 859, Lexington, United States of America, Fayette County, + more

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Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20 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

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Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20 Famous Insomniacs
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Like her "Gravity" co-star George Clooney, Sandra Bullock suffers from insomnia.

Age: 54

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

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