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80+ Quotes On Sleeplessness For When Insomnia Strikes

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Insomnia refers to the condition when someone doesn't fall asleep.

Insomnia is a very common symptom in this modern age. The best way to properly cure insomnia is to change to a healthy lifestyle so that the cognitive reasoning of the brain remains intact.

For proper sleep, the brain's functioning has to be proper, so additional factors like stress and anxiety should be avoided at any cost. Insomnia often leads to restless body functions and restless body functions take a toll on the entire body. Since insomnia is curable with proper medications and healthy habits, it should be treated at the earliest. However, these quotes shouldn't keep you awake at night. So, grab a pillow and read these can't sleep quotes before sleeping.

If you like our can't sleep quotes, check out funny goodnight quotes and night sky quotes.

Best Insomnia Quotes

Here we have the best insomnia quotes on sleeplessness that are relatable.

1. "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, 'A Clean Well Lighted Place'.

2. "Think what devils chase a man who cannot sleep in his own house."

- Warren Eyster, 'The Goblins Of Eros'.

3. "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'.

4. "I feel as though whenever I create something, my Mr. Hyde wakes up in the middle of the night and starts thrashing it. I sometimes love it the next morning, but other times it is an abomination."

- Criss Jami.

5. "The night is the hardest time to be alive and 4am knows all my secrets."

- Poppy Z. Brite.

6. "When you have insomnia, you're never really asleep... and you're never really awake."

- Narrator, 'Fight Club'.

7. "Oh, insomnia! Ah, well, I know a good cure for it... Get plenty of sleep."

- W. C. Fields.

8. "And now I may dismiss my heroine to the sleepless couch, which is the true heroine's portion - to a pillow strewed with thorns and wet with tears. And lucky may she think herself, if she get another good night's rest in the course of the next three months."

- Jane Austen.

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

- Marcel Proust.

10. "Insomnia is a glamorous term for thoughts you forgot to have in the day."

- Alain de Botton.

11. "A few nights later, I secretly hope that I might be a genius. Why else can no amount of sleeping pills fell my brain? But in the morning my daughter asks me what a cloud is and I cannot say."

- Jenny Offill.

12. "It takes spells of aching and gives you a sleepless night now and then, but between times it lets you enjoy life and dreams and echoes and peanut candy as if there were nothing the matter with it."

- Lucy Maud Montgomery.

13. "In its early stages, insomnia is almost an oasis in which those who have to think or suffer darkly take refuge."

- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette.

14. "The creak of bed springs suffering under the weight of a restless man is as lonely a sound as I know."

- Patrick deWitt, 'The Sisters Brothers'.

15. "The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world."

- Leonard Cohen.

Famous Can't Sleep Quotes

Below are some of the most famous can't sleep quotes on sleeplessness and trouble sleeping.

16. "Am I sleeping? Have I slept at all? This is insomnia."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

17. "Insomnia is a vertiginous lucidity that can convert paradise itself into a place of torture."

- Emile M. Cioran.

18. "The pattern of insomnia in children reflects difficulty in getting to sleep, whereas with adults it's a problem staying asleep."

- Robert Epstein.

19. "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.

20. "Insomnia: A contagious disease often transmitted from babies to parents."

- Shannon Fife.

21. "Sometimes I sit up late with my thoughts, reluctant to fall asleep and leave my thoughts alone by themselves."

- Robert Breault.

22. "The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to."

- F. Scott Fitzgerald.

23. "When I want to go to sleep, I must first get a whole menagerie of voices to shut up."

- Karl Kraus.

24. "Insomnia is an indication, not a chaos. It's like ache. You're not going to provide a patient ache medicine without figuring out what's reasoning the pain."

- Judith Owens.

25. "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.

26. "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.

27. "Manhattan. Sometimes from beyond the skyscrapers, across the hundreds of thousands of high walls, the cry of a tugboat finds you in your insomnia in the middle of the night, and you remember that this desert of iron and cement is an island."

- Albert Camus.

28. "Insomnia is a gross feeder. It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking."

- Clifton Fadiman.

29. "Not being able to sleep is terrible. You have the misery of having partied all night? Without the satisfaction."

- Lynn Johnston.

30. "When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you're not here, I can't go to sleep. Praise God for those two insomnias! And the difference between them."

- Rumi.

Quotes From The Movie 'Insomnia'

Insomnia quotes are popular.

'Insomnia' is an incredibly thrilling movie that came out in 2002. These are some quotes from the movie.

31. "I can't judge. There are two kinds of people in Alaska: those who were born here and those who come here to escape something. I wasn't born here."

- Rachel Clement.

32. "Hap Eckhart: You think there have been others?

Will Dormer: No, but there's gonna be. This guy crossed the line and he didn't even blink. You don't come back from that."

- 'Insomnia'.

33. "A good cop can't sleep at night because he's missing a piece of the puzzle. And a bad cop can't sleep because his conscience won't let him."

- Ellie Burr.

34. "Don't move! You shot Detective Eckhart and Finch saw you do it. Did you mean to shoot Hap?"

- Ellie Burr.

35. "You trying to impress me, Finch? Because you've got the wrong guy."

- Will Dormer.

Quotes About Sleeplessness

Below are a few insomnia quotes about sleeplessness.

36. "Impossible to ... accomplish anything: if, in my youth, my parents had not financed my insomnias."

- Emil Cioran.

37. "Sleepless nights I'm not a big fan of to be honest."

- Callum Smith.

38. "Insomnia is just another word for chit chat with the demons during bedtime."

- Daniel Saint.

39. "Loneliness, insomnia, and change: the fear of these is even worse than the reality."

- Mignon McLaughlin.

40. "Insomnia is an all-night travel agency with posters advertising faraway places."

- Charles Simić.

41. "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'.

42. "'Passione' is a selection of the music moments that have accompanied my youth; a collection of cherished memories, of moments, of fleeting emotions, of sleepless nights."

- Andrea Bocelli.

Quotes To Help You Fall Asleep

If you can't fall asleep, then here are some quotes that might just help you.

43. "But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep."

- Robert Frost.

44. "Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn."

- Mahatma Gandhi.

45. "A night of sleep is as much preparation for the subsequent day's activity as it is recovery from that of the previous day."

- J. Allan Hobson.

46. "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.

47. "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 an hour more of sleep and live."

- Sylvia Plath, 'The Unabridged Journals Of Sylvia Plath'.

48. "Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace."

- Victor Hugo.

49. "Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise."

- Benjamin Franklin.

50. "Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night."

- William Blake.

51. "He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God."

- Aeschylus.

52. "You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."

- Dr. Seuss.

53. "Sleep, those little slices of death - how I loathe them."

- Edgar Allan Poe.

54. "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, 'City Of Thieves'.

55. "Be thy sleep

Silent as night is, and as deep."

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

56. "Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone."

- Anthony Burgess.

57. "Sleep is like the unicorn - it is rumored to exist, but I doubt I will see any"

- Dr. Seuss.

58. "Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep."

- Mahatma Gandhi.

59. "True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment."

- William Penn.

60. "The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late."

- Ogden Nash.

Quotes From A Medical Perspective

Insomnia quotes are useful in staying awake.

Lastly, we have insomnia quotes from books on medical advice for sleeping and sleeplessness. These quotes give you an insight as to why some people lie awake at night.

61. "It seems intuitively obvious that practicing good sleep habits and relaxing before bedtime facilitates nocturnal sleep.

- Jack D. Edinger, 'Overcoming Insomnia'.

62. "Living chronically with insomnia can generate considerable anxiety and interfere with the quality of life."

- Colleen E. Carney, 'Insomnia And Anxiety'.

63. "The cognitive behavior model posits that an interplay of cognitive and behavioral mechanisms act as the key perpetuating mechanisms for primary insomnia patients."

- Jack D. Edinger, 'Overcoming Insomnia'.

64. "It is understandably distressing to experience a sustained impairment in the ability to initiate or maintain sleep."

- Colleen E. Carney, 'Insomnia And Anxiety'.

65. "The sleep disorder insomnia is characterized by difficulties initiating, sustaining, or obtaining qualitatively satisfying sleep that occur despite adequate sleep opportunities/circumstances and result in notable waking deficits."

- Jack D. Edinger, 'Overcoming Insomnia'.

66. "The relationship between insomnia and anxiety is complex. Insomnia can cause anxiety, and experiencing a chronic anxiety problem also can interfere with the ability to sleep.

- Colleen E. Carney, 'Insomnia And Anxiety'.

67. "Some patients also show elevated anxiety about sleep when limits are placed on their times spent in bed and choices of rise times."

- Jack D. Edinger, 'Overcoming Insomnia'.

68. "The relegation of insomnia to a secondary condition has dictated treatment practices that are questionable."

- Colleen E. Carney, 'Insomnia And Anxiety'.

69. "Most treatment-seeking insomnia patients are notably distressed by their sleep-wake disturbances and desire rapid relief from such symptoms."

- Jack D. Edinger, 'Overcoming Insomnia'.

70. "Negative thoughts and emotions, selective attention and monitoring of sleep-threat related stimuli, and safety behaviors that undermine sleep regulation and reinforce maladaptive beliefs about sleep all may sustain an insomnia problem."

- Colleen E. Carney, 'Insomnia And Anxiety'.

71. "Actigraphy has not traditionally been used in routine diagnosis of sleep disorders but is increasingly being employed in sleep clinics to replace full polysomnography."

- Jack D. Edinger, 'Overcoming Insomnia'.

72. "In insomnia, an example of a safety behavior would be consuming alcohol when having difficulty sleeping. One helpful tool in this regard (i.e., to assess unhelpful safety-related sleep behaviors) is the Sleep-Related Behaviors Questionnaire (SBRQ)."

- Colleen E. Carney, 'Insomnia And Anxiety'.

73. "Many people with insomnia may continue using medications to manage their sleep problems for long periods of time despite less than optimal benefits and their ongoing desires to become medication free."

- Colleen E. Carney, 'Insomnia And Anxiety'.

74. "As an insomnia assessment tool, the log provides important information about the patient's sleep-disruptive habits as well as some insights into implicit cognitive treatment targets."

- Jack D. Edinger, 'Overcoming Insomnia'.

75. "Those who work with people with sleep disorders assess for a range of psychopathology in addition to the sleep disorder. The diagnosis of insomnia requires that another disorder cannot better account for the insomnia symptoms, thus it is important to understand what other conditions could be causing or affecting the insomnia."

- Colleen E. Carney, 'Insomnia And Anxiety'.

76. "Of the most commonly reported health-related problems, insomnia is rated as among the most frequently reported complaints."

- Colleen E. Carney, 'Insomnia And Anxiety'.

77. "In our early clinical work, we found stimulus control and relaxation therapies moderately effective for treating the sleep problems of many of the primary insomnia patients we encountered. However, these treatments also appeared to have some limitations."

- Jack D. Edinger, 'Overcoming Insomnia'.

78. "Although a mood episode may have precipitated the insomnia complaint, the mood episode appears to have resolved, and the insomnia remains. It is clear that she has considerable worry about her ability to sleep and the possible consequences that the insomnia will have on her health."

- Colleen E. Carney, 'Insomnia And Anxiety'.

79. "Most individuals experience a night of poor sleep now and then, but chronic or persistent insomnia develops in 10–15% of those in the general population who are the most vulnerable and who are subject to the proper set of sleep-disruptive circumstances."

- Colleen E. Carney, 'Insomnia And Anxiety'.

80. "Tolerance and consequent reduced efficacy may emerge with continued use of some sleep medications, and all sleep medications hold the risk of psychological dependence when used over time."

- Jack D. Edinger, 'Overcoming Insomnia'.

81. "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'.

82. "Sleep is a process that is heavily influenced by a number of psychological factors including daytime activities and overall schedules."

- Colleen E. Carney, 'Insomnia And Anxiety'.

83. "Actigraphy is another technique to assess sleep-wake patterns over time. Actigraphs are small, wrist-worn devices (about the size of a wristwatch) that measure movement."

- Jack D. Edinger, 'Overcoming Insomnia'.

84. "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'.

85. "There is no real impediment to treating the insomnia of those with anxiety disorders, although there may be some special treatment considerations for panic disorder."

- Colleen E. Carney, 'Insomnia And Anxiety'.

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