75 Quotes on Insomnia for Certified Night Owls

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.

quotes on insomnia thoughts twinkle like stars

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

quotes on insomnia sleep enemy


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.

quotes on insomnia cant sleep together


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

quotes on insomnia cures


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.

quotes on insomnia dear brain


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.

quotes on insomnia magical bed


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

quotes on insomnia night shift


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

quotes on insomnia amount of sleep


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.

quotes on insomnia sharpens your math skills


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

quotes on insomnia dont fight with the pillow


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

quotes on insomnia dear


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.

quotes on insomnia romantic way


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.

quotes on insomnia legend


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.

quotes on insomnia twelve hours in the day


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

quotes on insomnia overthinking and oversleeping


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.

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