Question:

If one said hamapil and then cannot fall asleep, was it a bracha l’vatala?

Answer:

No it wasn’t, because according to most poskm, the bracha essentially is on the function of sleep. Besides it is hard to imagine that he did not fall asleep at all that night?

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Sources:

Piskei Teshuvos 239-3

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