The power to remove another's ability to sleep. Sub-power of Sleep Manipulation. Opposite to Sleep Inducement.

Also Called

  • Insomnia Induction
  • Sleep Removal
  • Sleeplessness Induction


User can cause target to lose their ability to sleep, which has detrimental effects on organisms that rely on sleep for personal health or psychological ease. Over time effects include various levels of mental deprecation, insanity and potentially death.




  • Users of Psychic Shield (highly resistant) and Psychic Immunity (impervious).
  • Beings that don't rely on sleep for physical health are immune.
  • Effects of user's power may be temporary.

Known Users

  • Sandman (Courage the Cowardly Dog)
  • Harvey Sandman (Fairly OddParents)
  • Shukaku (Naruto)
  • Pokémon that can use "Worry Seed" (Pokémon)
  • SCP-966 (SCP Foundation)
  • Tyken's Rift being (Star Trek: TNG)
  • Insomni (Yo-kai Watch)

Known Objects

  • All-Night Mask (The Legend of Zelda)

Known Methods