Famous Sleep Quotes and Sayings

We hope you don’t read our sleep quotes collection and nod off — but we’d completely understand.

If some good shut-eye is not one of the concerns in your life, it means that you’re probably enjoying some good rest. But that is not the case with millions of others.

A good night’s rest is a luxury many people can only dream of. A nice doze has its physiological and psychological importance and can make a huge difference in leading a healthier and successful life.

Then there is a world of people at the other end of the spectrum who believe that sleeplessness and creativity go hand in hand. Whatever you believe, a good night’s rest is a precious thing that almost everyone cherishes. And it will also reward you in many ways. These sayings will show you what this beautiful gift of life means to different people!

Quotes About Sleep

Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.
Thomas Dekker

It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
John Steinbeck

Sleep that knits up the raveled sleeve of care
The death of each day’s life, sore labor’s bath
Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course,
Chief nourisher in life’s feast.
William Shakespeare

No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap.
Carrie Snow

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.
Irish Proverb

Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.
Mahatma Gandhi

There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled.
Edward Lucas

O bed! O bed! delicious bed!
That heaven upon earth to the weary head.
Thomas Hood

Sleep is the best meditation.
Dalai Lama

Sleep quotes.

Can’t Sleep

You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
Dr. Seuss

Life is something that happens when you can’t get to sleep.
Fran Lebowitz

The creak of bed springs suffering under the weight of a restless man is as lonely a sound as I know.
Patrick deWitt

The night is the hardest time to be alive and 4 a.m. knows all my secrets.
Poppy Z. Brite

Sleeplessness is a desert without vegetation or inhabitants.
Jessamyn West

Think what devils chase a man who cannot sleep in his own house.
Warren Eyster

Snoozing and Slumber

And if tonight my soul may find her peace
in sleep, and sink in good oblivion,
and in the morning wake like a new-opened flower
then I have been dipped again in God, and new-created.
D.H. Lawrence

I have never taken any exercise, except sleeping and resting, and I never intend to take any.
Mark Twain

In the end, winning is sleeping better.
Jodie Foster

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.
William Blake

Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death; and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Happiness in simplicity can be achieved with a flexible mindset and nine hours sleep each night.
Dalai Lama

Never waste any time you can spend sleeping.
Frank H. Knight

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
Leonardo da Vinci

Out Like A Rock

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Benjamin Franklin

There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.

Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
Lord Byron

Yes; bless the man who first invented sleep
But blast the man with curses loud and deep,
Whate’er the rascal’s name, or age, or station,
Who first invented and went round advising,
That artificial cut-off,—Early Rising.
John Godfrey Saxe

Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.
Edgar Allan Poe – Deep Poe Quotes

I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake.
Rene Descartes

Funny Sleep Quotes

I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?
Ernest Hemingway

There is no hope for a civilization that starts each day to the sound of an alarm clock.

The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more.
Wilson Mizener

Early to bed and early to rise probably indicates unskilled labor.
John Ciardi

I’m so good at sleeping, I can do it with my eyes closed.

I’ve always envied people who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the floorboards of the skull well swept, all the little monsters closed up in a steamer trunk at the foot of the bed.
David Benioff

I wasn’t really asleep. I was just meditating on unconsciousness.
Paul Bourget

I think insomnia is a sign that a person is interesting.
Avery Sawyer

Naps and Resting

For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.
Steve Jobs

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
Victor Hugo

The future seems a little gloomy! Go to bed early, sleep well, eat moderately at breakfast; the future looks brighter. The world’s outlook may not have changed, but our capacity for dealing with it has.
Arthur Lynch

I share the same advice that my mom gave me – stay hydrated and sleep well. And that being a beautiful person on the inside is what really matters.
Jessica Alba

Strike deep, divide us from cheap-got doubt, Leap, leap between us and the easy out; Teach us to seize, to use, to sleep well, to let go; Let our loves, freed in us, gaudy and graceful, grow.
Marie Ponsot

I sleep well. It’s the politicians who are to blame for failing to come to an agreement and resorting to violence.
Mikhail Kalashnikov

Power Napping

There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled.

No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap.
Carrie Snow

I usually take a two-hour nap from one to four.
Yogi Berra – More funny Yogi quotes.

Rest Quotes

On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet To chase the Glowing Hours with Flying feet.
Lord Byron

Insomnia is my greatest inspiration.
Jon Stewart

A little insomnia is not without its value in making us appreciate sleep, in throwing a ray of light upon that darkness.
Marcel Proust

Not being able to sleep is terrible. You have the misery of having partied all night? Without the satisfaction.
Lynn Johnston

The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world.
Leonard Cohen

Link: How to get a good night’s sleep.

No Rest for the Weary

He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities.
Benjamin Franklin

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
John Lubbock

Remember that in order to be productive you also have to focus on relaxation.
Bogdan Ivanov

Rest until you feel like playing, then play until you feel like resting, period. Never do anything else.
Martha Beck

Rest is the sweet sauce of labor.

Resting for me is fitness training.
Jenson Button

No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least five minutes every hour, you’d be more productive.
Dr. Joyce Brothers

No rest is worth anything except the rest that is earned.
Jean Paul

What is without periods of rest will not endure.

Rest and be thankful.
William Wordsworth

The man who doesn’t relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse, a little later on.
Elbert Hubbard

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By Sue Olson

Sue writes about health, family, and gardening.


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