101 of the Best Sleep Quotes + Wall Prints

June 24, 2020 | Casper Editorial Team

From funny sleep quotes that will make you laugh to heartfelt sayings to enjoy with your kids, we’ve compiled 100+ of our favorite sleep quotes for you to enjoy under the sheets or on the go. Plus, we’ve included wall printables you can download so you can hang your favorite quotes about sleep right by your bedside.

Funny Sleep Quotes

What’s so funny about sleep? Turns out, a lot of things. Go to bed laughing with our favorite sleep sayings below.

  1. “There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it.” — Mindy Kaling, Is Everybody Hanging Without Me?
  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, Former Professional Boxer
  3. “I don’t need a hairstylist, my pillow gives me a new hairstyle every morning.” — Unknown
  4. “Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.” — Anthony Burgess, Inside Mr. Enderby
  5. “I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything till noon. That’s when it’s time for my nap.” — Bob Hope, British-American Comedian
  6. “You miss 100% of the naps you don’t take.” — Unknown
  7. “I already want to take a nap tomorrow.” — Anonymous
  8. “Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.” — Phyllis Diller, Phyllis Diller’s Housekeeping Hints
  9. “I think it is good that books still exist, but they do make me sleepy.” — Frank Zappa, The Real Frank Zappa Book
  10. “If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.” — Henny Youngman, English-American Comedian
  11. “When the going gets tough, the tough take a nap.” — Tom Hodgkinson, British Writer
  12. “I’m so good at sleeping that I can do it with my eyes closed.” — Anonymous
  13. “Early to rise, early to bed, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and dead.” — James Thurber, American Cartoonist
  14. “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, Author
  15. “Dear sleep, I’m sorry we broke up this morning. I want you back!” — Anonymous
  16. “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, American Comedian
  17. “Your eyes water when you yawn because you miss your bed and it makes you sad.” — Anonymous
  18. “My mother told me to follow my dreams, so I took a nap.” — Unknown
  19. “Happiness is waking up, looking at the clock and finding that you still have two hours left to sleep.” — Charles M. Schulz, American Cartoonist
  20. “No civilized person goes to bed the same day he gets up.” — Richard Harding Davis, American Journalist
  21. “I always say ‘morning’ instead of ‘good morning,’ because if it was a good morning, I’d still be asleep.” — Anonymous
  22. “Don’t give up on your dreams so soon, sleep longer.” — Anonymous
  23. “A day without a nap is like a cupcake without frosting.” — Terri Guillemets, Quotation Anthologist
  24. “I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” — Ernest Hemingway, American Author
  25. “Sleep is like a cat: It only comes to you if you ignore it.” -— Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
  26. “No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap.” — Carrie Snow, American Stand-Up Comic

Quotes for When You Can’t Sleep

There are some nights when we just can’t sleep. To entertain you the next time you struggle to get some shut eye, we’ve compiled a list of can’t sleep quotes that are sure to make you laugh and feel a sense of comradery with those that struggle to sleep as well.

  1. “The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald, American Author
  2. “Don’t fight with the pillow, but lay down your head, and kick every worriment out of the bed.” — Elie Wiesel, Night
  3. “I want to sleep but my brain won’t stop talking to itself.” — Anonymous
  4. “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
  5. “Sleep is the most innocent creature there is and a sleepless man the most guilty.” — Franz Kafka, Supreme Secrets of Success
  6. “The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world.” — Leonard Cohen, Canadian Singer-Songwriter
  7. “Also, I could finally sleep. And this was the real gift, because when you cannot sleep, you cannot get yourself out of the ditch—there’s not a chance.” — Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
  8. “It was that sort of sleep in which you wake every hour and think to yourself that you have not been sleeping at all; you can remember dreams that are like reflections, daytime thinking slightly warped.” — Kim Stanley Robinson, Icehenge
  9. “Me: Please let me sleep! Brain: Nope, we have to stay up together and go over every bad life decision we have made so far.” — Anonymous
  10. “Insomnia is a glamorous term for thoughts you forgot to have in the day.” — Alain de Botton, British-Swiss Philosopher
  11. “Some people can’t sleep because they have insomnia. I can’t sleep because I have internet.” — Anonymous
  12. “Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds.” — JoJo Jensen, Dirt Farmer Wisdom
  13. “If a man had as many ideas during the day as he does when he has insomnia, he’d make a fortune.” — Griff Niblack, Author
  14. “Me: We need to fall asleep. Brain: No, let’s stay awake and think about every decision we made today.” — Anonymous
  15. “Why can I never go back to bed? Whose is the voice ringing in my head? Where is the sense in these desperate dreams? Why should I wake when I’m half past dead?”— Emilie Autumn, American Singer-Songwriter
  16. “Not being able to sleep is terrible. You have the misery of having partied all night… without the satisfaction.” — Lynn Johnston, Canadian Cartoonist
  17. “When I’m at work I can fall asleep instantly, but when I’m in my bed I can hardly fall asleep.” — Anonymous
  18. “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, American Writer
  19. “Who said nights were for sleep?” — Marilyn Monroe, American Actress
  20. “A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.” — Charlotte Brontë, English Novelist and Poet
  21. “I tried counting sheep so I can fall asleep but that got boring, so I started talking to the shepherd instead.” — Anonymous
  22. “The only time I have problems is when I sleep.” — Tupac Shakur, American Rapper
  23. “Many things — such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly — are done worst when we try hardest to do them.” — C. S. Lewis, Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Inspirational Sleep Quotes

From inspiring thought leaders like Mahatma Gandhi to iconic artists like Leonardo Davinci, enjoy the below inspirational sleep quotes from the world’s greatest.

  1. “A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” — Irish Proverb
  2. “Man is a genius when he is dreaming.” — Akira Kurosawa, Japanese Film Director
  3. “Happiness consists of getting enough sleep. Just that, nothing more.” — Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers
  4. “The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.” — E. Joseph Cossman, Entrepreneur and Author
  5. “Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I’m reborn.” — Mahatma Gandhi, Indian Lawyer, Anti-Colonial Nationalist, and Political Enthusiast
  6. “Yea, all things live forever, though at times they sleep and are forgotten.” — H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure
  7. “There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled.” — Edward Lucas, British Writer
  8. “The nicest thing for me is sleep. Then at least I can dream.” — Marilyn Monroe, American Actress
  9. “A well-spent day brings happy sleep.” — Leonardo da Vinci, Italian Polymath
  10. “Your future depends on your dreams, so go to sleep.” — Mesut Barazany
  11. “Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.” — Mahatma Gandhi, Indian Lawyer, Anti-Colonial Nationalist, and Political Enthusiast
  12. “Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the world.” — Heraclitus, Greek Philosopher
  13. “Anything seems possible at night when the rest of the world has gone to sleep.”— David Almond, British Author
  14. “You can go to bed without fear; you will lie down and sleep soundly.” — Proverbs 3:24
  15. “Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.” — Napoleon Bonaparte, French Military Leader

Beautiful Sleep Quotes

Sleep is a beautiful thing. It’s a time where our body relaxes and our mind can dream. Below are some of our favorite sleep quotes that truly capture the beauty of sleep.

  1. “Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.” — William Charles Dement, American Author
  2. “We are such stuff as dreams are made on.” — William Shakespeare, English Poet
  3. “When you lie down, you will not be afraid. Your sleep will be sweet.” — Proverbs 3:24
  4. “There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.” — Homer, Author
  5. “Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.” — Thomas Dekker, American Actor
  6. “I’ve dreamed a lot. I’m tired now from dreaming but not tired of dreaming. No one tires of dreaming, because to dream is to forget, and forgetting does not weigh on us, it is a dreamless sleep throughout which we remain awake. In dreams I have achieved everything.” ― Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese Poet
  7. “Three meals plus bedtime make four sure blessings each day.” — Mason Cooley, American Aphorist
  8. “Sleep is the best meditation.” — Dalai Lama
  9. “True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.” — William Penn, Politician
  10. “Before you sleep, read something that is exquisite, and worth remembering.” — Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch Philosopher
  11. “When you wake up with a song stuck in your head, it means an angel sang you to sleep.” — Denise Baer, Author
  12. “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, Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban

Romantic Sleep Quotes

Whether you have fallen deeply in love with your soulmate or your mattress, enjoy these sleep quotes and get in touch with your romantic side.

  1. “Sleep is my lover now, my forgetting, my opiate, my oblivion.” — Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife
  2. “I love you, in that place between coffee and sleep.” — Atticus, The Dark Between Stars
  3. “I walked with you, once upon a dream.” — Anne Rice and Charles Perrault, Sleeping Beauty
  4. “Goodnight — may you fall asleep in the arms of a dream, so beautiful, you’ll cry when you awake.” — Michael Faudet, Author
  5. “Sleep is not on good terms with broken hearts. It will have nothing to do with them.” — Christopher Pike, Author
  6. “Good night, sleep tight. Now the sun turns out his light. Good night, sleep tight, dream sweet dreams for me, dream sweet dreams for you.” — The Beatles, Rock Band
  7. “A dream is a wish your heart makes, when you’re fast asleep.” — Song written and composed by Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston for the Walt Disney film Cinderella (1950).
  8. “Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. ” ― William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Baby Sleep Quotes

Nothing is quite as peaceful as a baby fast asleep. Whether you’ve just brought your little one home for the first time or have three kids under your belt, enjoy these baby sleep quotes that embody the love, joy, and the struggle of parenthood.

  1. “Mother’s arms are made of tenderness, and sweet sleep blesses the child who lies within.” — Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
  2. “When my baby is sleeping that’s when I think, ‘Wow. I made that.’” — Maria Jose Ovalle, Content Creator
  3. “People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.” — Leo J. Burke, Psychologist
  4. “Little boys should never be put to sleep. They always wake up a day older.” — J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan
  5. “Happiness is a sleeping baby.” — Unknown
  6. “They tell you that at his age, all they do is eat, sleep, and poop. And what I’ve learned is they can actually do all three at the same time. Who knew?” — Josh Duhamel, American Actor
  7. “Having my baby fall asleep in my arms takes away all of my worries and stresses. A sense of complete and total peace comes over me.” — Maria Jose Ovalle, Content Creator
  8. “Babies smile in their sleep because they are listening to the whispers of angels.” — Unknown
  9. “…my aunt (gave me the best advice): Put her to sleep yourself every night. Sing to her and cradle her in your arms and sit by her side — every night. Because one day you won’t be able to.” — Salma Hayek, Actress
  10. “Hold her a little longer, rock her a little more, read her another story, you’ve only read her four. Let her sleep on your shoulder, rejoice in her happy smile, she is only a little girl, for such a little while.” — Unknown
  11. “There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Essayist
  12. “Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they are already asleep.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr., American Author
  13. “There are hard days in motherhood, but looking at your baby sleeping reminds you why it’s all worth it.” — Kara Ferwerda, Mommy blogger
  14. “Sleep, baby, sleep. The father’s watching the sheep. Thy mother’s shaking the dreamland tree, and down drops a little dream for thee.” — Elizabeth Prentiss, American Author
  15. “You’re my favorite reason to lose sleep.” — Unknown
  16. “Watching a baby sleeping is perhaps the only thing more comfortable than sleep itself.” — Atmaja Bandyopadyay, Writer
  17. “The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.” – Joe Houldsworth

Cozy up under the sheets with a loved one or a furry friend and read the above sleep quotes together. Pick out a few of your favorites and even download some of our wall prints to hang above your bed or on your nightstand.