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Top 70 Sleep Quotes To Leave You Well-Rested

At Sunday Citizen, we understand the value of sleep and strive to create experiences to help you rest better. Whether it’s a quick afternoon nap to destress or your much-awaited nightly lie-in, we got you covered! To carry this idea forward, we've compiled a list of a few inspiring, a few grin-worthy, and a few wistful sleep quotes to bring the ultimate sense of tranquility and relaxation in your downtime. 


Mystique and Deep Sleep Quotes:


Deep Sleep Quotes. 'Happiness consists of getting enough sleep. Just that, nothing more.' Quote by Robert A. Heinlein

Nothing compares to a good night's sleep. The tranquility allows our bodies to relax and minds to dream. Here are some of our favorite quotes that truly capture the beauty and mystique of deep sleep.

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

2. “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

3. ‘True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.’ - William Penn

4. ‘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

5. ‘Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.’ - Napoleon Bonaparte

6. 'Mother's arms are made of tenderness, and sweet sleep blesses the child who lies within.’ - Victor Hugo

7. ‘I want to be like a caterpillar: eat a lot, sleep for a while, wake up beautiful.’ - Anonymous

8. ‘There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.’ - Homer

9. ‘Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.’ - Thomas Dekker

10. ‘When every inch of the world is known, sleep may be the only wilderness that we have left.’ - Louise Erdrich

11. ‘Happiness consists of getting enough sleep. Just that, nothing more.’ - Robert A. Heinlein

12. ‘The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.’ - E. Joseph Cossman

13. ‘I love to sleep. Do you? Isn’t it great? It really is the best of both worlds. You get to be alive and unconscious.’ - Rita Rudner

14. ‘Happiness is waking up, looking at the clock and finding that you still have two hours left to sleep.’ - Charles M. Schulz

15. ‘Never waste any time you can spend sleeping.’ - Frank H. Knight

16. ‘The best thing to do first thing in the morning is to go right back to sleep.’ - Unknown

17. ‘Sleep is the best meditation.’ - Dalai Lama

18. ‘Prioritizing good sleep is good self love’ - Danielle Laporte

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

20. ‘A well-spent day brings happy sleep.’ - Leonardo da Vinci

21. ‘Sleep is my lover now, my forgetting, my opiate, my oblivion.’ - Audrey Niffenegger

22. ‘The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to.’ - F. Scott Fitzgerald

23. ‘Sleep is the most innocent creature there is and a sleepless man the most guilty.’ - Franz Kafka

24. ‘Watching a baby sleeping is perhaps the only thing more comfortable than sleep itself.’ - Atmaja Bandyopadyay

25. ‘Also, I could finally sleep. And this was the real gift, because when you can't sleep, you cannot get yourself out of the ditch—there’s not a chance.’ - Elizabeth Gilbert

26. ‘You can go to bed without fear; you will lie down and sleep soundly.’ - Proverbs 3:24

27. ‘Three meals plus bedtime make four sure blessings each day.’ - Mason Cooley

28. ‘When you wake up with a song stuck in your head, it means an angel sang you to sleep.' - Denise Baer

29. ‘Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.’ - William Shakespeare

30. ‘Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they are already asleep.’ - H. Jackson Brown


A Dash Of Charm and A Sprinkle Of Humorous Sleep Quotes:


Funny Sleep Quotes. 'People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one.' Quote by Leo J. Burke

What's so funny about sleeping, you ask? Well, legend says, it's the quotes! Not convinced? Well, here are some of the most amusing sleep quotes to fill you with mirth and joy before you hit the bed.


31. ‘There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it.’ - Mindy Kaling

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

33. “I don’t know why it should be, I am sure; but the sight of another man asleep in bed when I am up, maddens me.” - Jerome K. Jerome

34. ‘Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.’ - Anthony Burgess

35. ‘Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds.’ - JoJo Jensen

36. ‘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

37. ‘I think it is good that books still exist, but they do make me sleepy.’ - Frank Zappa

38. ‘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

39. ‘People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.’ - Leo J. Burke

40. ‘Sleep is like a cat: It only comes to you if you ignore it.’ - Gillian Flynn

41. ‘I don’t need a hairstylist, my pillow gives me a new hairstyle every morning.’ - Unknown

42. ‘If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.’ - Henny Youngman

43. ‘I’m so good at sleeping that I can do it with my eyes closed.’- Anonymous

44. ‘Dear sleep, I’m sorry we broke up this morning. I want you back!’ - Anonymous

45. ‘I always say ‘morning’ instead of ‘good morning,’ because if it was a good morning, I’d still be asleep.’ - Anonymous

Never Stop Dreaming and Motivational Sleep Quotes:


Sleep Quotes. Dreaming and Motivational Quotes. 'The nicest thing for me is sleep. Then at least I can dream.' Quote by Marilyn Monroe.

Dreams make us wonder. They create possibilities. And most importantly, our dreams strengthen our belief in a better future. But how do we make our dreams come true? By taking a nap, of course!


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

47. ‘In dreams we enter a world that’s entirely our own. Let them swim in the deepest ocean or glide over the highest cloud.’ - J.K. Rowling

48. ‘Legend says that when you can’t sleep, it’s because you’re awake in someone’s dream. So if everyone could stop dreaming about me, that would be great.’ - Anonymous

49. ‘Don’t give up on your dreams. Keep sleeping.’ - Unknown

50. ‘The nicest thing for me is sleep. Then at least I can dream.’ - Marilyn Monroe

51. 'Your future depends on your dreams, so go to sleep.' - Mesut Barazany

52. ‘Anyone can escape into sleep. We are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher’s the poet’s equal there.’ - Emile M. Cioran

53. ‘Man is a genius when he is dreaming.’ - Akira Kurosawa

54. ‘Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the world.’ - Heraclitus

55. ‘Good night – may you fall asleep in the arms of a dream, so beautiful, you’ll cry when you awake.’ - Michael Faudet

56. ‘Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night.’ - Charles Fisher

57. ‘I want to sleep but my brain won’t stop talking to itself.’ - Anonymous

58. ‘We are such stuff as dreams are made on.’ -  William Shakespeare

59. ‘A dream is a wish your heart makes, when you’re fast asleep.’ - Cinderella (1950)

60. ‘Babies smile in their sleep because they are listening to the whispers of angels.’ - Unknown


Oh Snap! It’s Time For A Nap Quotes:


Sleep Quotes. Nap Quotes. 'When the going gets tough, the tough take a nap'. Quote by Tom Hodgkinson

Sometimes you simply need to take a nap for no reason at all. Whether it's to escape the monotony of your everyday routine or to frolic in your thoughts, all of us need naps. Here are some quotes to inspire you to cut yourself some slack and take a quick nap.

61. ‘Let’s start by taking a smallish nap or two…’ - Winnie The Pooh

62. ‘A day without a nap is like a cupcake without frosting.’ - Terri Guillemets

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

64. ‘Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon.’ - Charles M. Schulz

65. ‘When the going gets tough, the tough take a nap.’ - Tom Hodgkinson

66. 'I don't feel old. I don't feel anything till noon. That's when it's time for my nap' - Bobe Hope

67. ‘I usually take a two-hour nap from one to four.’ - Yogi Berra

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

69. ‘My mother told me to follow my dreams, so I took a nap.’ - Unknown

70. ‘You Miss 100% of the naps you don’t take.’ - Unknown


Sleep, Dream, and Repeat!

Nothing is quite as peaceful as a night of restful sleep. To help you create that perfect experience, get into your comfy sleepwear and cuddle with your loved ones. Cozy up under the sheets and enjoy our handpicked collection of the top 50 sleep quotes specially curated for you and your dear ones.