anti-sleep

adjective
an·ti-sleep | \ˌan-tē-ˈslēp, ˌan-tī-\
variants: or less commonly antisleep

Definition of anti-sleep 

: opposed to sleep or designed to prevent sleep cars equipped with anti-sleep alarms I try to distract myself by thinking about something peaceful, but my brain won't play along. My brain is firmly anti-sleep. It believes sleep is to be avoided.— Richard Glover

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1912, in the meaning defined above

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