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Funny Quotes for When You Can't Sleep


Woman laying in bed with pink sleep mask laughs at funny quote

There’s nothing funny about the health risks of not sleeping. That being said, many experts tell us that worrying and fretting over not being able to fall asleep leads to a cycle of Insomnia that’s tough to break out of. You can’t fall asleep, you worry about it, then you really can’t fall asleep because your adrenaline goes into overdrive. The next day, you’re tired and cranky, which leads to excess caffeine and unhealthy foods, and little to no exercise. That night? You guessed it- you can’t fall asleep again! This is why we want to show you the lighter side of having trouble falling asleep. After a few laughs, you’ll be relaxed and ready to crawl back into bed. When you can’t sleep, these quotes will make you smile, giggle, and say “That’s so true!”

Our Favorite Can't Sleep Quotes and Jokes

While electric lighting, bright screens, and our go, go, go society may be modern developments that can contribute to sleeping problems, Insomnia is nothing new. Just as people have always slept, there have always been those who have had difficulty falling asleep. Here are a few of our favorite can’t sleep quotes, funny jokes, and book lines:

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

“There are twelve hours in the day, and above fifty in the night.”
Marie de Rabutin-Chantal

“I hate that moment when you are tired and sleepy, but as soon as you go to bed your body is like JUST KIDDING!”
- Author Unknown

“Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds.”
- JoJo Jensen

“If a man had as many ideas during the day as he does when he has insomnia, he’d make a fortune.”
- Griff Niblack

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

“The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more.”
- Wilson Mizener

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

“Nothing cures insomnia like the realization that it’s time to get up.”
- Author Unknown

As the old Irish proverb says, a good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book. Which of these no sleep quotes is your favorite? Or perhaps, you have your own sleep deprived quotes you often think of when you’re lying in bed and can’t fall asleep.

While these can’t sleep quotes may be funny, there’s nothing enjoyable about not being about to fall asleep. About 30% of adults report short-term sleep issues, whether it be from stress, a lifestyle change, travel, a loud party next door, or any other situation. Sleep is a significant part of our daily routine. Studies show that sleep deprivation leads to difficulties in our daily functioning as well as our long-term health. This is why you need to relax! Studies also tell us that calming yourself down is one of the best ways to ease your mind and prepare for a night of deep, uninterrupted sleep. After a few laughs at these can’t sleep funny quotes, turn on some relaxing music or read a book in bed and you’ll be tired before you know it!