Insomnia Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old insomnia quotes, insomnia sayings, and insomnia proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

Emil Cioran

The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.     

W. C. Fields

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

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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

Clifton Fadiman

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

Poppy Z. Brite

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

Leonard Cohen

Sleep is such a luxury, which i cant afford.     

Robin Sikarwar

It is a special kind of homelessness to be evicted from your dreams.     

Karen Russell

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

Shannon Fife

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.     

Dale Carnegie

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

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.     

Charlotte Bronte

Insomnia is my greatest inspiration.     

Jon Stewart

Insomnia is an indication, not a chaos. Its like ache. Youre not going to provide a patient ache medicine without figuring out whats reasoning the pain.     

Judith Owens

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

Lynn Johnston

Sleeplessness is a desert without vegetation or inhabitants.     

Jessamyn West

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

Marcel Proust

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

Chuck Palahniuk

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

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sleep deprivation is physically miserable and creatively cathartic, as internal landscapes rise up from their dormant ashes.     

Jaeda Dewalt

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

Robert Epstein

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.     


Insomnia is an increasing problem. Ive 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 Quotes

It appears that every mans insomnia is as different from his neighbours as are their daytime hopes and aspirations.     

F Scott Fitzgerald

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.     

Banana Yoshimoto

His insomnia was so bad, he couldn't sleep during office hours.     

Arthur Baer

I want to sleep but my brain won't stop talking to itself.     


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

Robert Brault

I hate it when my foot falls asleep during the day, because that means it's going to be up all night.     

Steven Wright

Physical activity within four hours of bedtime and illness can also cause this type of insomnia.     

Alistair Sinclair