Calling all night owls, we have a special list for you. We’ve curated the best quotes on insomnia for you folks who just can’t get a peaceful night’s rest.
In this age of work stress and social media that never sleeps, it’s very easy to wind up wide awake and super alert at night. It is torture to watch those second hands tick away while unbidden thoughts and worries knock around in your brain nonstop. If you’ve ever fought to quiet your mind or fought to fall asleep, then you’ll identify with a lot of the funny and wise quotes below.
When the world is itself draped in the mantle of night, the mirror of the mind is like the sky in which thoughts twinkle like stars. – Khushwant Singh
Sleeping is so hard when you can’t stop thinking about someone.
What is this so called “8 hours of sleep” everyone talks about?
Dear mind, please stop thinking so much at night. I need sleep.
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
You are the biggest enemy of your own sleep. – Pawan Mishra
Insomnia is an indication, not a chaos. It’s like an ache. You’re not going to provide a patient ache medicine without figuring out what’s reasoning the pain. – Judith Owens
I find the nights long, for I sleep but little, and think much. – Charles Dickens
I want to sleep, but my brain won’t stop talking to itself.
My eyes are open but my mind is asleep.
You can’t sleep? Me neither. Let’s can’t sleep together.
My mind decides to run when normal people sleep.
Just turn the dang cell phone off.
I only sleep with people I love, which is why I have insomnia. – Emilie Autumn
The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep. – W.C. Fields
Nothing cures insomnia like the realization that it’s time to get up.
In its early stages, insomnia is almost an oasis in which those who have to think or suffer darkly take refuge. –Colette
Insomnia is a gross feeder. It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking. –Clifton Fadiman
Insomnia is my greatest inspiration. – Jon Stewart
I am a daydreamer and a nightthinker.
Dear brain, please shut up.
I think the most common cause of insomnia is simple; it’s loneliness. – Heath Ledger
Error 404. Sleep not found.
Insomnia is the act of pushing through sleep to achieve the art of insane creativity. – Todd Stocker
In the morning you beg to sleep more, in the afternoon you are dying to sleep, and at night you refuse to sleep.
My bed is a magical place where I suddenly remember everything I forgot to do.
My eyelids are heavy, but my thoughts are heavier.
My brain has too many tabs open.
The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow. – Charlotte Bronte
I’m an insomniac, my mind works the night shift. – Pete Wentz
A little insomnia is not without its value in making us appreciate sleep, in throwing a ray of light upon that darkness. – Marcel Proust
I have insomnia and her name is the moon.
I don’t have insomnia. I just live in the wrong time zone.
People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one. – Leo J. Burke
The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more. – Wilson Mizner
Wanna hear a joke? Sleep. I know, I don’t get it either.
If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
Insomnia is just another word for chit chat with the demons during bedtime. – Daniel Saint
That moment when you’re up so late you start calculating how many hours of sleep you’d get if you fell asleep at that moment.
Insomnia sharpens your math skills because you spend all night calculating how much sleep you’ll get if you’re able to fall asleep “right now’.
Try thinking of love. Or something. Amor vincit insomnia. – Christopher Fry
You can hear it in the midst of the night. While your gaze roams the vast plains on the ceiling. – Erna Grcic
Some people can’t sleep because they have insomnia. I can’t sleep because I have internet connection.
Sleep: a poor substitute for caffeine! – Wallace Shawn
Don’t fight with the pillow, but lay down your head and kick every worriment out of the bed. – Edmund Vance Cooke
Life is something that happens when you can’t get to sleep. – Fran Lebowitz
Sleep comes more easily than it returns. – Victor Hugo
A night full of nightmares is way better than a sleepless one. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The night is the hardest time to be alive and 4am knows all my secrets. – Poppy Z. Brite
Dear Insomnia: I hate you.
The best cure for insomnia is a Monday morning.
Insomnia is an all-night travel agency with posters advertising faraway places. – Charles Simić
Sometimes, all you can do is lie in bed and hope to fall asleep before you fall apart.
My talent: not sleeping at night.
Insomnia has this romantic way of making the moon feel like perfect company. – Sabrina Benaim
For insomniacs, night steals the morning. – Terri Guillemets
Do I fear the sleepless nights? You have no idea how long the dark lasts when you cannot close your eyes to it. – Tyle Knott Gregson
When I go to sleep at night, I am sleeping only 3 percent and 97 percent I am thinking of thousands of whys, if’s, and hows.
Keep calm and enjoy no sleep.
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.
I think insomnia is a sign that a person is interesting. – Avery Sawyer
Dear 3am, we have got to stop meeting this way. I’d much rather sleep with you.
I prefer insomnia to anesthesia. – Antonio Tabucchi
I do this cute thing where I stay up all night and feel like death in the morning.
There are twelve hours in the day, and above fifty in the night. – Marie de Rabutin-Chantal
It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterward. – Baltasar Gracian
If you really want to mess someone up, you sleep deprive them. – Steven Magee
Insomnia is a glamorous term for thoughts you forgot to have in the day
The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world. – Leonard Cohen
My nights are for overthinking. My mornings are for oversleeping.
Insomnia can be a gift. More time for reading, writing and walking. More time to live. – Luigina Sgarro
I can’t go to sleep. You will always be on my mind, even if you are not with me.
Every night. it’s an endless battle between the mind and the heart.
The scary thing about having insomnia is not the hours lost for sleeping but the re-run of thoughts you’ve been trying to forget.