Conjugation question: 眠れなくなって?

I more or less understand the meaning of the sentence below but I have no idea what conjugation is being used for 眠, potential form? Actually, I have no idea if it is the verb 眠る or the adjective 眠い that is being used.

眠れなくなって十七日めになる。

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I’d say it’s https://jisho.org/word/眠る in potential negative
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with http://nihongo.anthonet.com/ku-narimasu/

For, “became unable to sleep”.

You’re turning 眠れな into 眠れなくなって.

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So does that mean, “This is the 17th day that I’ve been unable to sleep.” ?! :flushed:

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This is my guess, it is the opening sentence of Murakami’s “Nemuri”

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More like, this will be the 17th day that I have been unable to sleep, I think.

Edit: not so different, I realize, haha

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