40+ Insomnia Quotes and Sayings for Sleeplessness Nights

Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by persistent difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or experiencing non-restorative sleep despite adequate opportunity for sleep.

It often leads to daytime impairment or distress, such as fatigue, mood disturbances, difficulty concentrating, or impaired performance in daily activities.


Join us as we delve into the restless realm of insomnia—a nocturnal journey where sleep eludes and thoughts wander freely.

We have made a list of the top quotes on insomnia.

Insomnia Quotes

Insomnia is an all-night travel agency with posters advertising faraway places. ~ Charles Simić.


The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep. ~ W. C. Fields.

Insomnia is a gross feeder. It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking. ~ Clifton Fadiman.

Only the insomniac looks on with open eyes, like a cadaver who forgot to die. ~ Gyula Krúdy.

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow. ~ Charlotte Bronte.

Best Insomnia Quotes

Not being able to sleep is terrible. You have the misery of having partied all night… without the satisfaction. ~ Lynn Johnston.

When the sun goes down, the insomniac dreams of having a nightmare, just to get some sleep in this too-loud world. ~ Vivian Pham.

I think the most common cause of insomnia is simple; it’s loneliness. ~ Heath Ledger.

The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald.

I’m an insomniac, my mind works the night shift. ~ Pete Wentz.

Your dreams may seem impossible to someone with insomnia. ~ Junnita Jackson.


His insomnia was so bad; he couldn’t sleep during office hours. ~ Arthur Baer.

Insomnia is a glamorous term for thoughts you forgot to have in the day. ~ Alain de Botton.

Insomnia is a gross feeder. It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking. ~ Clifton Fadiman.

Insomnia is only mind over mattress. ~ Jane Ace.

Top Insomnia Quotes

Sleeplessness comes when my thoughts outweigh the night. ~ Terri Guillemets.

I think insomnia is a sign that a person is interesting. ~ Avery Sawyer.

Insomnia is my greatest inspiration. ~ Jon Stewart.

Insomnia is just another word for chit chat with the demons during bedtime. ~ Daniel Saint.


Sleeplessness is a desert without vegetation or inhabitants. ~ Jessalyn West.

I prefer insomnia to anesthesia. ~ Antonio Tabucchi.

Insomnia has this romantic way of making the moon feel like perfect company. ~ Sabrina Benaima.

In its early stages, insomnia is almost an oasis in which those who have to think or suffer darkly take refuge. ~ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette.

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. ~ Ernest Hemingway.

Insomnia is a vertiginous lucidity that can convert paradise itself into a place of torture. ~ Emile M. Cioran.

Sleep comes more easily than it returns. ~ Victor Hugo.

Insomnia never comes to a man who has to get up exactly at six o’clock. Insomnia troubles only those who can sleep any time. ~ Elbert Hubbard.

When you have insomnia, you’re never really asleep, and you’re never really awake. ~ Chuck Palahniuk.

Insomnia is just another word for chit chat with the demons during bedtime. ~ Daniel Saint.

Insomnia can be a gift. More time for reading, writing and walking. More time to live. ~ Luigina Sgarr.


If you really want to mess someone up, you sleep deprive them. ~ Steven Magee.

Short Insomnia Quotes

Insomnia is the act of pushing through sleep to achieve the art of insane creativity. ~ Todd Stocker.

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 am convinced that during bouts of insomnia, I have sometimes slept without knowing it. ~ Siri Hustvedt.

I don’t think my insomnia is fixable: I think it’s in my DNA. ~ Toyah Willcox.

The fact that insomnia is associated with depression suggests that sleep might help us deal with emotionally stressful or otherwise disruptive events. ~ Maria Konnikova.

Life is something that happens when you can’t get to sleep. ~ Fran Lebowitz.

I’m so exhausted and yet I feel like I’ll never sleep again. ~ Maya Banks.

I know my music is going well when I don’t have insomnia. ~ Carly Rae Jepsen.

I sometimes suffer from insomnia. And when I can’t fall asleep, I play what I call the alphabet game. ~ Roz Chast.

I’m not an insomniac. It’s just that my mind is in the best position to catch the weight of all hovering possibilities the moment I lie down. ~ Joyce Rachelle.

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