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Related to somnolency: drowsier
See: languor
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Dickens's first, The Pickwick Papers, features a character, Joe, who suffers from a form of sleep apnea, "a fat and red faced boy in a state of somnolency who divided his time into small allotments of sleeping and eating.
Iwas starting to wonder whether the television was actually fulfilling its original intention of advancing somnolency.