Complete List of Relevant Sleep Quotes & Sayings 2021

Inspiring quotes have a way of boosting our motivation. Hearing the wise words of the Dalai Lama or Mahatma Gandhi can lift a bad mood and instil a sense of calm. Sleep well quotes could be the beginning of a good night of restorative sleep or moment of meditation.  

Best Sleep Quotes and Sayings

Inspiring Quotes

  1. “Sleep is the best meditation.” — Dalai Lama 
  2. “Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  3. “A well spent day brings happy sleep.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  4. “There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.” — Homer
  5. “Health is the first muse, and sleep is the condition to produce it.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson, 
  6. “Your future depends on your dreams, so go to sleep.” — Mesut Barazany
  7. “The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.” — E. Joseph Cossman
  8. “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
  9. “No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap.” — Carrie Snow
  10. “True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.” — William Penn
  11. “There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled.” — Edward Lucas
  12. “The minute anyone’s getting anxious I say, ‘You must eat and you must sleep.’ They’re the two vital elements for a healthy life.” — Francesca Annis
  13.  “A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” — Irish proverb
  14.  “Fatigue is the best pillow.” — Benjamin Franklin
  15. “Many things — such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly — are done worst when we try hardest to do them.” — C.S. Lewis
  16. “Anyone can escape into sleep. We are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher’s the poet’s equal there.” — Emile M. Cioran
  17. “Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the world.” — Heraclitus
  18.  “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” — Benjamin Franklin
  19.  “End the day with gratitude. There is someone, somewhere that has less than you.” — Zig  Ziglar
  20.  “Happiness consists of getting enough sleep. Just that, nothing more.” — Robert A. Heinlein

Funny Sleep Quotes

  1. “Sleep when your baby sleeps. Everyone knows this classic tip, but I say why stop there? Scream when your baby screams. Take Benadryl when your baby takes Benadryl. And walk around pantsless when your baby walks around pantsless.” — Tina Fey
  2. “I think sleeping was my problem in school. If school had started at four in the afternoon, I’d be a college graduate today.” — George Foreman
  3. “People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.” — Leo J. Burke
  4. “I love sleep. My life has a tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” — Ernest Hemingway
  5. “A kid will run any errand for you if you ask at bedtime.” — Red Skelton
  6. “Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.” — Anthony Burgess
  7. “A day without a nap is like a cupcake without frosting.” — Terri Guillemets
  8. “Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds.” — JoJo Jensen
  9. “If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.” — Henry Youngman
  10. “The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more.” — Wilson Mizener
  11. “There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it.” — Mindy Kaling
  12. “Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.” — Albert Camus
  13.  “The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.” — W.C. Fields
  14.   “Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night.” — Charles Fisher
  15.  “No wonder Sleeping Beauty looked so good...she took long naps, never got old, and didn’t have to do anything but snore to get her Prince Charming.” — Olive Green
  16.   “Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.” — Dave Barry
  17.  “Once you wake up and smell the coffee, it’s hard to go back to sleep.” — Fran Drescher
  18.  “My biggest parenting conundrum: Why is it so hard to put someone who is already sleepy to sleep.” — Chrissy Teigen
  19.  “Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.” — Phyllis Diller
  20.  “I came from a big family. As a matter of fact, I never got to sleep alone until I was married.” — Lewis Grizzard

Insomnia Quotes

  1. “A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.” — Charlotte Brontë
  2. “Not being able to sleep is terrible. You have the misery of having partied all night… without the satisfaction.” — Lynn Johnston
  3. The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to.” F. Scott Fitzgerald
  4. “If a man had as many ideas during the day as he does when he has insomnia, he’d make a fortune.” — Griff Niblack
  5. “The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world.” — Leonard Cohen”
  6. “Don’t fight with the pillow, but lay down your head, and kick every worriment out of the bed.” — Edmund Vance Cooke
  7. “There are twelve hours in the day, and above fifty in the night.” — Marie de Rabutin-Chantal
  8. “The only time I have problems is when I sleep.” — Tupac Shakur
  9.  “If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.” — Dale Carnegie
  10. “Insomnia is a glamorous term for thoughts you forgot to have in the day.” — Alain de Botton 

Life Quotes 

  1. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”– Thomas A. Edison
  2. “Get busy living or get busy dying.” — Stephen King
  3. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” — Dalai Lama
  4.  “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” — John Lennon
  5. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae West
  6. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.” – Steve Jobs
  7. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”– Albert Einstein
  8. “The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.”– Frank Sinatra
  9. “Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.” — Will Smith
  10.  “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”– Babe Ruth

Sleeplessness Quotes

  1. “He would lie in the bed and finally, with daylight, he would go to sleep. After all, he said to himself, it is probably only insomnia. Many must have it.” ― Ernest Hemingway, A Clean Well Lighted Place
  2. “Sleep is such a luxury, which I can't afford.” ― Robin Sikarwar
  3. “The creak of bed springs suffering under the weight of a restless man is as lonely a sound as I know.” ― Patrick deWitt, The Sisters Brothers
  4. “Dark circles under my eyes sink deeper and deeper into my skull, in contrast to my pale skin there is an undeniable resemblance to a fresh corpse.” ― Dee Remy
  5. “It's sad to fall asleep. It separates people. Even when you're sleeping together, you're all alone.” ― J.L. Merrow, Pricks and Pragmatism
  6. “Care keeps his watch in every old man’s eye, And where care lodges, sleep will never lie.” ― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
  7. “You are the biggest enemy of your own sleep.” ― Pawan Mishra
  8. “Think what devils chase a man who cannot sleep in his own house.” ― Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
  9. “If he goes to sleep peacefully knowing that your heart is hurt, beware of him.” ― Jyoti Patel
  10.  “When the sun goes down, the insomniac dreams of having a nightmare, just to get some sleep in this too loud world.” ― Vivian Pham, The Coconut Children