120 Insomnia Quotes For Your Sleepless Nights

Awake all night? Can’t sleep at night? If you are looking for quotes on insomnia, I’ve rounded up a collection of the best Insomnia quotes, sayings, phrases, and captions, (with images and pictures) dedicated to all nocturnes who find it difficult to sleep at night.

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Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up too early and feeling tired during the day.

Insomnia can have many causes, such as stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, or certain medications.

The effects of insomnia can be far-reaching, including decreased productivity, impaired cognitive function, mood disturbances, and increased risk of accidents or injuries.

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This post is dedicated to all Insomniacs. Some nights it feels like it’s impossible to fall asleep. Like, you know you have to get to sleep soon because you have a big day tomorrow, but you just cannot seem to turn everything off.

When your thoughts take over your sleep, your mind is restless and wandering in thoughts that don’t let you sleep.

Insomnia and trouble sleeping can be caused by a number of factors, namely, loneliness, depression, anxiety, hurt, overwork, stress, heredity, headache, and more. #insomniaquotes

There are numerous quotes about insomnia that capture the various aspects of this complex condition. Some quotes are humorous, highlighting the absurdity of lying awake at night, while others are more philosophical, exploring the deeper meanings of sleeplessness.

Don’t forget to check out our collection of nap quotes and good night images to wish your loved ones a good night.

Famous Insomnia Quotes and Sayings

  1. “A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.”— Charlotte Bronte
  2. “Insomnia is only mind over mattress.” — Jane Ace
  3. “Insomnia haunted me like regret.”― K. Weikel
  4. “That moment when you wish you could just sleep.”                                                                                         

    insomnia quote
    insomnia quote
  5. “My eyelids are heavy, but my thoughts are heavier.” — Unknown                                                               

    quotes about insomnia
    quotes about insomnia
  6. “Some of the nicest people I know have insomnia!” — Anonymous
  7. “My day starts backwards … I wake up tired and go to bed wide awake.”                                                     

    Insomnia Quotes
    Insomnia Quotes
  8. “Sleepless nights: I’m not a big fan of to be honest.” – Callum Smith                                               

    sleepless night quotes
    sleepless night quotes
  9. “Nothing cures insomnia like the realization that it’s time to get up.”
  10. “Sleeping is so hard when you can’t stop thinking about someone.” — Unknown                                                                                                                                                     

    insomnia love quotes
    insomnia love quotes
  11. “Dear Mind, please stop thinking so much at night, I need sleep.” —Unknown
  12. It is a special kind of homelessness to be evicted from your dreams. – Karen Russell                                                                                                                                                               

    insomnia quotes and sayings
    insomnia quotes and sayings
  13. “Insomnia is just another word for chit chat with the demons during bedtime.” —Daniel Saint
  14. “I find the nights long, for I sleep but little, and think much.”― Charles Dickens                                                                                                                                                                     

    Insomnia Quotes Sad
    Insomnia Quotes Sad
  15. “I knew this feeling, the 2 a.m. loneliness that I’d practically invented.” – Sarah Dessen
  16. “Insomnia is a glamorous term for thoughts you forgot to have in the day.” — Alain de Boston
  17. “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
  18. “Brain: I can see you’re trying to sleep, can I offer a selection of your worst memories from the last 10 years?”
  19. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” — Dr. Seuss
  20. “But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.” – Robert Frost
  21. “Some thoughts are too angry to sleep. They lie awake all night and become obsessions.” – Marty Rubin
  22. “Sometimes I sit up late with my thoughts, reluctant to fall asleep and leave my thoughts alone by themselves.” – Robert Breault
  23. “The worst things: to be in bed and sleep not, to want for one who comes not, to try to please and please not.” — Proverbs
  24. “There is a gulf fixed between those who can sleep and those who cannot. It is one of the great divisions of the human race.” ― Stephen King, Insomnia
  25. “Between the midnight and the morning: on a given day, that’s the hardest stretch of time to fill.”― Luis Joaquin M Katigbak                                                                                               

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    insomniac quotes
  26. “Insomnia is a vertiginous lucidity that can convert paradise itself into a place of torture.”- Emil Cioran
  27. “Loneliness, insomnia, and change: the fear of these is even worse than the reality.” – Mignon McLaughlin
  28. Insomnia is an indication, not a chaos. Its like ache. You’re not going to provide a patient ache medicine without figuring out what’s reasoning the pain.- Judith Owens

Sarcastic Insomnia Captions And Status Messages

  1. Daydreamer. Nightworker.
  2. “Error 404 sleep not found.”                                                                                                                             

    Insomnia Quotes Funny
    Insomnia Quotes Funny
  3. “Dear brain, please shut up.”
  4. 4AM: Knows all my secrets.                                                                                                                         

    Insomnia Quotes Pictures
    Insomnia Quotes Pictures
  5. My no sleep game too strong.                                                                                                                   

    insomnia funny quotes
    insomnia funny quotes
  6. “Insomnia strikes again.”
  7. Keep calm and enjoy no sleep.                                                                                                               

    insomnia quotes images
    insomnia quotes images
  8. “My life has been regulated by insomnia.”
  9. “I wish my mind would sleep.” —Unknown
  10. Due to unfortunate circumstances I am awake.                                                                                     

    Insomnia Status
    Insomnia Status
  11. “My mind decides to run when normal people sleep.” — Unknown                                                     

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    sleepless night quotes images
  12. “I prefer insomnia to anesthesia.” —Antonio Tabucchi
  13. “Dear Insomnia…I think we really need to break-up. I don’t love you anymore.”                                                                                                                                                 

    dear insomnia funny quotes
    dear insomnia funny quotes
  14. I want to sleep but my brain won’t stop talking to itself. — Unknown
  15. “His insomnia was so bad, he couldn’t sleep during office hours.” —Arthur Baer
  16. “The best cure for insomnia is a Monday morning.” —Unknown
  17. “I’m an insomniac, my mind works the night shift.” ― Pete Wentz, Gray
  18. INSOMNIA = 1:51 A.M. + ETERNITY + 1:52 A.M. + ETERNITY + 1:53 A.M. + ETERNITY
  19. When you have insomnia, you’re never really asleep … and you’re never really awake. – — Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
  20. . “For six months I couldn’t sleep. With insomnia, nothing’s real. Everything is far away. Everything is a copy of a copy of a copy.” – Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Funny Insomnia Quotes and Status Messages

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that can be very taxing mentally and physically. Sometimes overthinking at night doesn’t let you sleep. Here, we have got some relatable insomnia sayings and status messages for all insomniacs if you are awake when the world is sleeping.

Also check out our post on overthinking quotes which will inspire you to have more mental clarity, and focus, and give up the habit of overthinking.

  1. I don’t sleep at night.
  2. Just another sleepless night.                                                                                                                             

    Insomnia Captions Instagram
    Insomnia Captions Instagram
  3. “Insomnia is my greatest inspiration.” — Jon Stewart
  4. “Sleep is such a luxury, which I can’t afford.” — Unknown                                                     

    No Sleep Insomnia Quotes
    No Sleep Insomnia Quotes
  5. “Oh, insomnia! Ah, well, I know a good cure for it… Get plenty of sleep.” – W. C. Fields.
  6. “I will not sleep until I find a cure for my insomnia.”
  7. Insomnia: Inability to sleep until it is time to get up!                                                                                     

    Insomnia One Liners
    Insomnia One Liners
  8. “A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.”

  9. You can’t sleep? Me either, Let’s can’t sleep together.

  10. Morning: Tired, Afternoon: Dying for rest, Night: Can’t sleep.                                       

    Insomnia Images
    Insomnia Images
  11. “Insomniacs exaggerate the pleasures of sleep.” – Marty Rubin

  12. “The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.” —W. C. Fields
  13. “Sleeplessness is a desert without vegetation or inhabitants.” — Jessamyn West

  14. “Insomnia: A contagious disease often transmitted from babies to parents.” — Shannon Fife
  15. “The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald                                                                                                                                                                           

    Insomnia Quotes Pics
    Insomnia Quotes Pics
  16. “Insomnia is very common. Try not to lose any sleep over it.”                                                                   

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    insomnia humor quotes
  17. “My eye lids are heavy, but my thoughts are heavier.” —Unknown
  18. “I think insomnia is a sign that a person is interesting.” – Avery Sawyer
  19. Dear 3 AM, We have got to stop meeting this way. I’d much rather sleep with you.                                                                                                                                                           

    Funny Insomnia Memes
    Funny Insomnia Memes
  20. “Life is something that happens when you can’t get to sleep.” —Fran Lebowitz
  21. Sleeplessness comes when my thoughts outweigh the night. ~Terri Guillemets
  22. “In its early stages, insomnia is almost an oasis in which those who have to think or suffer darkly take refuge.”
  23. Legend says, when you can’t sleep at night, it’s because you’re awake in someone else’s dream.
  24. “Look on the bright side insomniacs, at least your insomnia keeps most of the spiders out of your mouth.”
  25. “Insomnia is an all-night travel agency with posters advertising faraway places.” – Charles Simić.
  26. “Insomnia is a gross feeder. It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking. — Clifton Fadiman
  27. For insomniacs, night steals the morning. ~Terri Guillemets, “Night heist,” 2017
  28. Awake all night with melancholy thoughts… ~George Gilfillan, “The Poets of Night,” Night: A Poem, 1867
  29. What you don’t worry about gives someone else insomnia. ~20,000 Quips & Quotes, Evan Esar, 1968
  30. “The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald

  31. “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.”

  32. “A little insomnia is not without its value in making us appreciate sleep, in throwing a ray of light upon that darkness.”

  33. “The pattern of insomnia in children reflects the difficulty in getting to sleep, whereas with adults it’s a problem staying asleep.”

  34. “It appears that every mans insomnia is as different from his neighbors as are their daytime hopes and aspirations. — F Scott Fitzgerald

  35. “I think the most common cause of insomnia is simple; it’s loneliness.” —Heath Ledger

  36. Dear Insomnia, Thanks for stopping by lsat night so I can be fully exhausted totaly. I’m so excited!! – Said no one ever.                                                                                   

    Dear Insomnia Quotes
    Dear Insomnia Quotes
  37. “The night is the hardest time to be alive and 4am knows all my secrets.” ― Poppy Z. Brite                                                                                                                                                       

    Famous Insomnia Quotes
    Famous Insomnia Quotes
  38. “I’ve got a bad case of the 3:00 am guilts – you know, when you lie in bed awake and replay all those things you didn’t do right? Because, as we all know, nothing solves insomnia like a nice warm glass of regret, depression and self-loathing.” ― D.D. Barant, Dying Bites
  39. “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
  40. O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frightened thee. That thou no more will weigh my eyelids down, And steep my senses in forgetfulness? – William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
  41. The night is long and insomnia drags out memories That whirl downstream- Ludwig Zeller,”Body of Insomnia”
  42. That’s the advantage of insomnia. People who go to be early always complain that the night is too short, but for those of us who stay up all night, it can feel as long as a lifetime. You get a lot done.
  43. When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep. Praise God for these two insomnias! And the difference between them. ~Rumi, interpreted by Coleman Barks, 1979

Best Quotes About Insomnia

  1. “Sleep comes more easily than it returns.” — Victor Hugo
  2. “I don’t think insomnia is fixable: I think it’s in my DNA.” —Toyah Willcox
  3. “I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me.” — Unknown
  4. “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” — Unknown
  5. “Am I sleeping? Have I slept at all? This is insomnia.” – Chuck Palahniuk
  6. “I only sleep with people I love, which is why I have insomnia.” – Emilie Autumn
  7. “Not being able to sleep because that certain someone is on your mind.” — Unknown
  8. “Waking up was a daily cruelty, an affront, and she avoided it by not sleeping.”― Gregory Maguire
  9. “The night is the hardest time to be alive and 4am knows all my secrets.” — Poppy Z. Brite                                                                                                                                                                   

    Famous Insomnia Quotes
    Famous Insomnia Quotes
  10. “Insomnia has this romantic way of making the moon feel like perfect company.” — Sabrina Benaim
  11. “I can’t go to sleep. You will always be on my mind, even if you are not with me.” — Unknown
  12. “The pattern of insomnia in children reflects difficulty in getting to sleep, whereas with adults it’s a problem staying asleep.” – Robert Epstein
  13. “The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world.” — Leonard Cohen
  14. “It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterward.” —Baltasar Gracian
  15. “You can hear it in the midst of the night While your gaze roams the vast plains on the ceiling.”― Erna Grcic
  16. “Insomnia can be a gift. More time for reading, writing and walking. More time to live.” – Luigina Sgarro
  17. “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.” —Dale Carnegie
  18. “Whoever says sleep equals laziness is probably a bitter insomniac.” – Joyce Rachelle
  19. “Only the insomniac looks on with open eyes, like a cadaver who forgot to die.” — Gyula Krúdy
  20. “A night full of nightmares is way better than a sleepless one.”― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  21. “Anyone who has never experienced insomnia cannot be taken seriously as an individual.” – Simon Brass
  22. “When I want to go to sleep, I must first get a whole menagerie of voices to shut up.” – Karl Kraus
  23. “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.” — Unknown
  24. “Insomnia never comes to a man who has to get up exactly at 6’ Clock. Insomnia troubles only those who can sleep any time.” – Elbert Hubbard
  25. “Insomnia, then, is not just a state of sleeplessness, a matter of negatives. It involves the active pursuit of sleep. It is a state of longing.” – Marina Benjamin
  26. In its early stages, insomnia is almost an oasis in which those who have to think or suffer darkly take refuge.” – Colette
  27. “A little insomnia is not without its value in making us appreciate sleep, in throwing a ray of light upon that darkness.” – Marcel Proust
  28. “Sleep deprivation is physically miserable and creatively cathartic, as internal landscapes rise up from their dormant ashes.” – Jaeda DeWalt
  29. “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’.
  30. “Insomnia is an increasing problem. I’ve become convinced that sleep disorders are perhaps the most overlooked, ignored, underrated cause of health and performance problems in the workplace.” —Sean Sullivan
  31. “I wonder why I don’t go to bed and go to sleep. But then it would be tomorrow, so I decide that no matter how tired, no matter how incoherent I am, I can skip on hour more of sleep and live.” — Sylvia Plath
  32. “Insomnia is an increasing problem. I’ve become swayed that sleep disorders are conceivably the most unnoticed, ignored, underrated reason of health as well as performance problems in the place of work.” – Sean Sullivan
  33. “Somniphobia, the fear of sleep, is one specific phobia sometimes associated with general sleep difficulty or insomnia. There are several sleep disorders that could lead to a fear of sleep.” – Colleen E. Carney, ‘Insomnia And Anxiety’
  34. “Insomnia as a symptom is a feature of many anxiety disorders. Insomnia can also be an important comorbid condition in anxiety disorders. There can be subjective complaints and EEG-verified sleep disturbances across the range of Anxiety Disorders.” – Colleen E. Carney, ‘Insomnia And Anxiety’


How To Deal With Insomnia?

If you are dealing with acute insomnia with underlying medical reasons, then it is best to consult a physician/doctor to cure it.

Random thoughts of worry, regrets, depression, anxiety, and heartbreaks, can cause insomnia.

Being awake all night can drain off your energies and can make you irritable, restless, and cranky. So a well-rested body and mind are very important to function effectively in daily life.

Try and be calm before you go to bed. Put your thoughts and stress at rest and try to sleep better.

Sleep is very important for everyone. Keep a tab on your sleeping patterns and try to sleep peacefully for greater energy throughout the day.

Insomnia is totally curable with healthy habits, yoga, meditation, and medications, so try and address it at the earliest.

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The inspirational quotes will encourage you to make time for yourself to sleep peacefully at night to get back to work in a better zone.

Also check out our post on me time quotes and self-care quotes which will inspire you to have more mental clarity, and focus, and give up the habit of overthinking.

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