Nap Sayings and Quotes

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


Amazingly, she found that a sixty-ninety minute nap led to just as much improvement on the memory task as did eight full hours of sleep.     

Tony Schwartz

A daytime nap proved to be additive.     

Tony Schwartz

Anyone who teaches preschool or kindergarten must deal with nap time.     

Rheta DeVries

Nap time is particularly difficult for many children who do not willingly let go of interesting activities to sleep.      

Rheta DeVries

Napping at least three times a week for a half-hour was associated with a significantly decreased risk of death from heart disease.     

Jessica Leavitt

Napping benefits performance on tasks such as addition, logical reasoning, reaction time, and symbol recognition.     

Jessica Leavitt

If you feel guilty about napping, remember that research shows that people perform better after a nap even if you had a good night's sleep.     

Gregory Shea PhD

Of course power napping is no substitute for a solid night's sleep.     

Gregory Shea PhD

A nap can provide enough break in the action to help you recharge. You can even live longer.     

Gregory Shea PhD

The rising need to nap has led to a slightly greater social acceptance of napping.     

Gregory Shea PhD

A happy nap (forty five minutes or more) re-establishes your emotional equilibrium by taking you through some REM sleep.      

Michael Acton Smith

A learning nap (sixty to ninety minutes)- or as the Spanish call it, a 'siesta - gets you some deep sleep, which provides the biggest boost to learning and also motor memory.     

Michael Acton Smith

Napping after learning new information outstripped cramming or relaxing with a movie in one study. When tested a week later, the nappers still scored highest.     

Michael Acton Smith

Hit that afternoon slump? Then take a nap. This short sleep can re-energize you, help to strengthen your memory and even cut your risk of heart disease.     

Michael Acton Smith

Sleep helps prime your brain to be receptive and alert - ready to learn and acquire new information.     

Michael Acton Smith

If getting eight hours a night does not seem feasible for you, or even if it does, you might to consider adding to your happiness potential by catching a nap.     

Arlene Uhl

Scientist are discovering more and more evidence that a midday rest can improve mood; alertness; memory; and visual, motor, and spatial skills.     

Arlene Uhl

Power naps sound permissible even to high achievers, as they imply that a midday snooze is now an activity not for losers but for winners.     

Arlene Uhl

With the stigma of napping rapidly becoming a thing of the past in our culture, it's a great time to give the practice a try.     

Arlene Uhl

A power nap works best as a complement to adequate nighttime slumber, not as compensation for chronic deprivation. The bottom line: to fulfill your happiness potential, it's best to get a good night's sleep and then some.     

Arlene Uhl

A brief thirty-minute nap benefits heart functioning and hormonal maintenance and helps with brain neuron and cell repair.     

Mia Lundin

Don't be ashamed! Even five minutes of shut-eye will help you feel refreshed, renewed, and more focused. You'll feel like a new woman.     

Mia Lundin

For adults, napping on the job can also have multiple benefits. The benefits to the company include the fact that napping reduces absenteeism, it increases productivity, it increases employee retention, and it saves money because it reduces time and effort.     

Gary R. Plaford

You remember that as a child you took naps. Or you may have heard of the customary siesta in hot climates. My point is that naps are back and better than ever.     

Delphine Hirsh

You just have to get your mind around this: Even if you don't notice the benefits, naps are good for you and are not a sign of laziness if kept to a reasonable nap a day.     

Delphine Hirsh

When the going gets tough, the tough take a nap.     

Tom Hodgkinson

The nap is mightier than the sword.     

Edward Bulwer Lytton

Take a nap in a fireplace and you'll sleep like a log.     

Ellen DeGeneres

Naps are nature's way of reminding you that life is nice – like a beautiful, softly swinging hammock strung between birth and infinity.     

Peggy Noonan

A power nap is when you sleep on someone who's weaker than you.     

Demetri Martin