60+ Sleep Quotes for a Good Night’s Sleep


David Em

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Sleep is essential for your health. It has a significant effect on your mood, well-being, and productivity. Read sleep quotes for inspiration to rest more.

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Sleep is the foundation of your health and mindset.

By getting enough sleep, you’re boosting your well-being, memory, productivity, and happiness.

So, follow a bedtime routine to unwind and prepare for a good night’s sleep.

The following sleep quotes will inspire you to get enough rest. Some will also make you laugh, relaxing you with humor.

Related: Mindful Monday Quotes

The best sleep quotes

1. “I love to sleep. When I’m rested, I’m at my best.” -Halle Berry

2. “Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.” -Thomas Dekker

Thomas Dekker quote about sleep being the golden chain.
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3. “Sleep is the best meditation.” -Dalai Lama

4. “People spend money on beauty potions, but a good night’s rest makes all the difference.” -Christina Aguilera

5. “Nothing makes you feel better than when you get into a hotel bed, and the sheets feel so good. Why shouldn’t you wake up like that every day? Spend money on your mattress and bedding because these things make a difference on your sleep and, ultimately, your happiness.” -Bobby Berk

6. “Sleep is my weapon. I try to get eight hours a night.” -Jennifer Lopez

7. “I firmly believe that sleep and recovery are critical aspects of an effective and holistic training program.” -Tom Brady

8. “Sleep is Mother Nature’s best effort yet to counter death.” -Matthew Walker

9. “There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.” -Homer

10. “Peace, happiness, and healthiness is my definition of beauty. And you can’t have any of that without sleep.” -Beyoncé

11. “I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” -Ernest Hemingway

12. “There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

13. “In the midst of these hard times it is our good health and good sleep that are enjoyable.” -Knute Nelson

14. “Sleep is a key part of the requirements for resilience and good decision-making.” -James G. Stavridis

15. “It’s amazing what sleep does for your looks.” -Emily Procter

16. “Sleep more at night. If it’s allowed at work or home, take a nap in the afternoon. You’ll be amazed at how much better you’ll feel.” -Ben Stein

17. “Restful sleep is a key ingredient to living a miraculous life.” -Gabrielle Bernstein

Gabrielle Bernstein quote about restful sleep.
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18. “I think the best way to get a good night sleep is to work hard throughout the day. If you work hard and, of course, work out.” -William H. McRaven

19. “Eat well and sleep well. That will feed your nervous system and your psyche. As you get older, you look how you feel.” -Francesca Annis

20. “Sleep is the real beauty secret.” -Chelsea Leyland

21. “There should be three main things: eating, exercise and sleep. All three together in the right balance make for a truly healthy lifestyle.” -Rohit Shetty

22. “There is only one thing people like that is good for them; a good night’s sleep.” -E. W. Howe

23. “Sleep is my best friend. A friend that helps you dream, relaxes, recharges, and is there at the end of every day!” -Shruti Haasan

24. “I always try to sleep for at least eight hours a night and, of course, water, water, water!” -Jennifer Aniston

25. “I sleep seven hours. If I go to bed at two, I wake up at nine. If I go to bed at midnight, I wake up at seven. I don’t wake up before – the house can fall apart, but I sleep for seven hours.” -Karl Lagerfeld

26. “Sleep is all about recovering. So if you’re not sleeping, you’re not recovering.” -Tom Brady

27. “Work eight hours and sleep eight hours and make sure that they are not the same hours.” -T. Boone Pickens

28. “Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.” -Thomas de Quincey

29. “I like to embrace natural beauty. I try to get at least 8 hours of sleep, drinking a lot of water and exercising.” -Tia Mowry

30. “Sleep-deprived individuals also generate fewer and less accurate solutions to problems.” -Matthew Walker

31. “I sleep on my stomach with my head under a bunch of pillows so if someone wants to come in and try to kill me they can’t tell if I’m there or not, so they’ll just leave.” -Wiz Khalifa

32. “Never hurry. Take plenty of exercise. Always be cheerful. Take all the sleep you need. You may expect to be well.” -James Freeman Clarke

33. “Sleep might be the most important aspect of building a great business, and having a high-performing body.” -Lewis Howes

34. “I believe the greatest asset a head of state can have is the ability to get a good night’s sleep.” -Harold Wilson

35. “Sleep is a regenerative process where we heal and where our neurons build strong connections. It’s like a fountain of youth that we dive into every night.” -Mikhail Varshavski

36. “I think sleep’s really important. I value it as much as waking up and having a full day.” -Jena Malone

37. “The amount of sleep you get has an impact, not just on how you feel the next day, but it has an impact on your long-term health as well.” -Vivek Murthy

38. “I have to have eight hours a night. I feel that everything falls apart if you don’t sleep. If I spend four hours memorizing dialogue but don’t sleep, then the next day I will not be able to stand in front of the camera and say my lines. For me, sleep is the number one thing.” -Cote de Pablo

39. “Lack of sleep makes me less productive. I need a good seven or eight hours a night.” -Sandra Lee

Sandra Lee quote about getting enough sleep.
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40. “My beauty secret is really three secrets: get eight hours of sleep, eat natural/organic food, and exercise regularly.” -Sasha Pivovarova

41. “If you have difficulty sleeping or are not getting enough sleep or sleep of good quality, you need to learn the basics of sleep hygiene, make appropriate changes, and possibly consult a sleep expert.” -Andrew Weil

42. “Sleep is huge. That’s your biggest way of recovering.” -Bryce Harper

43. “I think that the biggest beauty essential is as simple as a good, full night’s sleep.” -Angela Kinsey

44. “Sleep is the best time to repair, but it’s hard to get a good night’s rest when we don’t dial the inner chatter down.” -Kris Carr

45. “I think if you have a good night’s sleep, you can take on the world.” -Tamsin Egerton

46. “Sleeping is like meditation: it’s good to rest the body but also to shut the mind down for a bit.” -Anthony Joshua

47. “Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.” -Anthony Burgess

48. “When the going gets tough, the tough take a nap.” -Tom Hodgkinson

49. “The best thing to do first thing in the morning is to go right back to sleep.” -Unknown

50. “There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it.” -Mindy Kaling

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

52. “Never waste any time you can spend sleeping.” -Frank Knight

53. “A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” -Irish Proverb

54. “Prioritizing good sleep is good self-love.” -Danielle LaPorte

Danielle LaPorte quote about prioritizing good sleep.
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55. “Let the night take you. Let the stars evaporate into your dreams. Let sleep be the only comfort for you to believe.” -Anthony Liccione

56. “Before you fall asleep every day, say something positive to yourself.” -Enid Bagnold

57. “A well-spent day brings happy sleep.” -Leonardo da Vinci

58. “REM sleep has also been shown to be particularly important for enhancing our ability to retain emotional memories and for allowing the hippocampus to turn short-term memories of the day before into long-term ones (i.e., it helps make memories more permanent, leading to structural change in the brain).” -Norman Doidge

59. “Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.” -Napoleon Bonaparte

60. “Eat healthily, sleep well, breathe deeply, move harmoniously.” -Jean-Pierre Barral

61. “The best bed one can sleep on is peace.” -Unknown

62. “I love that moment, when you stop struggling to stay awake and your eyelids shut sink down and you slip effortlessly into another realm that’s beckoning to you.” -Rachel Klein

63. “Sleep’s what we need. It produces an emptiness in us into which sooner or later energies flow.” -John Cage

John Cage quote about sleep.
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Final thoughts

A good night’s sleep makes you feel happy and energetic. It helps your mind, body, and soul.

So, follow a sleep schedule and routine to set yourself up for success. Then, you can experience restorative sleep.

Related: Mindfulness Questions for Self-Reflection

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David Em.

David Em

David Em is the Founder of Relaxation Hero. He created this site to provide tips and resources to help you relax. Outside of Relaxation Hero, David is the CEO of Everyone Media Group. He also enjoys hiking, running, and traveling.