41 Best Sleep Puns And Jokes That Won't Leave You Snoring

Jo Kingsley
Dec 12, 2023 By Jo Kingsley
Originally Published on Aug 18, 2020
Best friends spend time together lay in tipi house at their sleep over.

In our post-lockdown 'new normal,' a lot of your children's summer holiday activities are likely to be a bit different from what they were before. So if you're finding you're spending more time in the car or waiting in a queue, you're probably looking for something to help lighten the mood or keep their spirits up.

From otter-ly hilarious puns to slow snail gags, Kidadl have plenty of family-friendly jokes to keep you all laughing. And even though, as parents, we know that sleep is no laughing matter, the kids are sure to enjoy this collection of all the best jokes about sleeping regardless. 

Sleeping Puns

These sleep puns will keep kids giggling all the way 'til bedtime.

What do you call a snoozing dinosaur? A dino-snore!

What do you call a snoozing dinosaurs sleepy friend? A stega-snore-us!

What's the sleepiest food? PiZZZZZZa!

What did Bruce Wayne’s Mum hang over his bed? A bat mobile!

What do scuba divers always wear in bed? A snore-kel!

What do you call a sleeping woodcutter? A slumber-jack!

How do you put a baby astronaut to sleep? You rocket!

Why did the man keep running around his bed? To catch up on his sleep!

What do you get when you cross a rooster with a duck? A bird that wakes up at the quack of dawn!

Why do dragons sleep in the day time? So they can fight knights!

Why did the meatballs tell the spaghetti to close its eyes and go to sleep? It was pasta bedtime!

Why did the nurse tiptoe past the medicine cupboard? She didn’t want to wake up the sleeping pills!

Which bit of art equipment makes you tired? A craYAWN!

What did the Mummy broom say to the baby broom? It’s time to go to sweep!

What do you call a really sleepy egg? Egg-zosted!

What do you call a sleeping bull? A bull dozer!

Where do fish sleep? On the river bed!

What did the Mummy cow say to the baby cow? It's pasture bedtime!

What's it called when your feet go to sleep and won't wake up? Coma-toes!

Question and Answer

Cute little baby with toys sleeping on bed at home.

These hilarious question and answer jokes on sleep are a great way for the kids to practice their comedy timing.

How is it possible to go without sleep for seven days and not be tired? You sleep at night!

Why do worms hate getting up in the morning? Because the early bird catches the worm!

Which part of the car is the sleepiest? The wheels, because they're always tired!

What should you do if you find a dinosaur sleeping in your bed? Find somewhere else to sleep!

Why did the little girl take her bike to bed? Because she didn’t want to walk in her sleep!

Which animal sleeps with its shoes on? A horse!

Why did the little boy hide sugar under his pillow at night? So he would have sweet dreams!

Why did the little boy take a ruler to bed with him? To see how long he slept!

What does a Mummy cow read to a baby cow before bed? Dairy tales!

Where do burgers sleep? On a bed of lettuce!

What's another word for a sleeping bag? A nap-sack!


Entertain the whole family with these quick and witty sleep pun one-liners.

Did you hear about the kidnapping yesterday? It’s OK though, he woke up!

I got paid for being part of a study at a sleep clinic last night... it was my dream job!

Did you hear about the lady who always goes to sleep on a chandelier? She's a light sleeper!

"Doctor, I can't get to sleep at night." "Lie on the edge of the bed - you'll soon drop off!"

Did you hear about the girl who was dreaming that she was eating a giant marshmallow? She woke up and her pillow was gone!

"Doctor, how can I stop my sleepwalking?" "Easy, just put drawing pins on the bedroom floor."

Did you hear about the boy who slept with his head underneath his pillow? When he woke up, the tooth fairy had taken all his teeth!

Did you hear about the man who kept hearing a mouse squeaking at night? He got up and tried to oil it!

Did you hear about the parents who called their baby 'coffee?' It kept them up all night!

Did you hear about the little girl who was sent to prison for not going to sleep last night? She was charged with resisting arrest!

I was offered a day job at a mattress factory, but I told them I had to sleep on it!

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Written by Jo Kingsley

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Film and English

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Jo KingsleyBachelor of Arts specializing in Film and English

Jo is a versatile writer with a Bachelor's degree in Film and English from the University of Southhampton who is passionate about mental health and well-being, history, art, food and drink, and photography. As a work-from-home mom to two adventurous boys, she loves exploring local castles, museums, and galleries with them, and sharing her knowledge and interests through her blog.

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