72 inspirational good night and sleep quotes for a healthy dose of rest


Those who are always tired and exhausted are more susceptible to disease and also risk more often to cause an accident.

Different studies could prove that the immune system shows signs of weakness if humans sleep less than 7 hours a day over a longer period of time. They catch a cold almost 3 times as often as those with 7 to 8 hours of rest or more per night.

sleep quotes

As most of you might know, I love inspirational sayings which put essential thoughts in a nutshell. Appropriate to the subject I’ve found some inspiring  good night and sleep quotes for you supporting the idea of a healthy life. Feel free to share them with your family and friends.

Good Night

sleep quote
“The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.”
E. Joseph Cossmann

“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“To all, to each, a fair good night, And pleasing dreams, and slumbers light.”
Sir Walter Scott

“Everyone who gets sleepy at night should have a simple decent place to lay their heads, on terms they can afford to pay.”
Millard Fuller

“It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on”
John Steinbeck

'Make sure you never, never argue at night. You just lose a good night's sleep, and you can't settle anything until morning anyway.' Rose Fitzgerald KennedyClick To Tweet

“I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.”
D. H. Lawrence

“In the night all cats are gray.”
Miguel de Cervantes

“There never was night that had no morn.”
Dinah Mulock Craik

“It takes 20 years to make an overnight success.”
Eddie Cantor

“The man who does not learn is dark, like one walking in the night.”
Chinese Proverb

Further Reading: 77 learning quotes and educational sayings


bed quote
“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.”
George Horace Lorimer

Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt.”
Benjamin Franklin

“Don’t stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.”
George Burns

“Marriage is more than four bare legs in a bed.”
Hoshang N. Akhtar

“Do it big or stay in bed.”
Opera producer Larry Kelly

'A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between, he does what he wants to do.' Bob DylanClick To Tweet

“Early to bed and early to rise — till you get enough money to do otherwise.”
Peter’s Almanac

“Misery is when you make your bed and then your mother tells you it’s the day she’s changing the sheets.”
Suzanne Heller

“If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.”
Anita Roddick

If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.
William H. McRaven

Further Reading: 88 quotes about life lessons that will make you ROFL

Sleep and Health

sleep and health quote
“Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.”
 Thomas Dekker

“I love sleep.”
Ernest Hemingway

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

Further Reading: 88 funny quotes about life

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

“The minute anyone’s getting anxious I say, you must eat and you must sleep. They’re the two vital elements for a healthy life.”
Francesca Annis

“Sleep is an eight-hour peep show of infantile erotica.”
J.G. Ballard

sleep quote john dune
“Men have conceived a twofold use of sleep; it is a refreshing of the body in this life, and preparing of the soul for the next.”
John Donne

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

“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. God is awake.”
Victor Hugo

“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

“No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap.”
Carrie Snow

'It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterward.' Baltasar GracianClick To Tweet

“Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. This you cannot do without temperance.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.
Anne Spencer Morrow Lindbergh

“Those who sleep with dogs will rise with fleas.”
Italian Proverb

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

“Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.”
Walt Whitman

“Men have conceived a twofold use of sleep; it is a refreshing of the body in this life, and preparing of the soul for the next.”
John Donne

Further Reading: 100 inspiring being happy and happiness quotes that will make you smile

meditation quote

“Sleep is the best meditation.”
 Dalai Lama

“Watch for good times to retreat into yourself. Frequently meditate on how good God is to you.”
Thomas a Kempis

“Life is short. Time is fleeting. Realize the Self. The purity of the heart is the gateway to God. Aspire. Renounce. Meditate. Be good do good. Be kind be compassionate. Inquire, know Thyself.”
Swami Sivanada

'Nowhere can a man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.' Marcus AureliusClick To Tweet

“Knowledge is a comfortable and necessary retreat and shelter for us in advanced age, and if we do not plant it while young, it will give us no shade when we grow old.”
Phillip Chesterfield

“Meditation has been defined as the cessation of active eternal thought.”
H Hahn Blavatsky

“True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.”
William Penn

“Meditation… dissolves the mind. It erases itself. Throws the ego out on its big brittle ass.”
Tom Robbins

Further Reading: 96 best inspirational yoga quotes

“Meditation is the soul’s perspective glass.”
Owen Felltham

“Prayer is the wing wherewith the soul flies to heaven, and meditation the eye wherewith we see God.”
Ambrose of Milan

“Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future.”

Further Reading: 68 nice reading quotes

“The first recipe for happiness is to avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.”
Andr Maurois

Further Reading: 39 positive attitude quotes to lift your thinking


fatigue quote
“Fatigue is the best pillow.”  
Benjamin Franklin

“Time, motion and wine cause sleep.”

“Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.”
Max Ehrmann

'Fatigue makes cowards of us all.' Vince LombardiClick To Tweet

“Nothing ever fatigues me, but doing what I do not like.”
Jane Austen

“One of the amusements of idleness is reading without the fatigue of attention, and the world, therefore, swarms with writers whose wish is not to be studied but to be read.”

“When one is happy there is no time to be fatigued; being happy engrosses the whole attention.”
E. F. Benson

Further Reading: 57 inspiring self-esteem and self-love quotes

Pause and Reste

pause and rest quotes
“He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead his eyes are closed.”
Albert Einstein

“The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.”
Mark Twain

“The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes–ah, that is where the art resides!”
Arthur Schnabel

“There are pauses amidst stud, and even pauses of seeming idleness, in which a process goes on which may be likened to the digestion of food. In those seasons of repose, the powers are gathering their strength for new efforts; as land which lies fallow recovers itself for tillage.”
W. Alexander

'This art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing from it all care and worry is probably one of the secrets of energy in our great men.' Captain J. A. HadfieldClick To Tweet

“History knows no resting places and no plateaus.”
Henry Kissinger

“There is a measure in everything. There are fixed limits beyond which and short of which right cannot find a resting place.”

“Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.”
Jules Renard

“I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.”
Mark Twain

Further reading: 91 motivational quotes to inspire successful habits

Wake Up!

wake up quote
“My future starts when I wake up every morning… Every day I find something creative to do with my life.”
Miles Davis

“I have always felt that the moment when first you wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours.”
Monica Baldwin

“If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon.”
George Aiken

If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up. J. M. PowerClick To Tweet

“Before a man can wake up and find himself famous he has to wake up and find himself.”
Author Unknown

I wake up every morning literally with a smile on my face, grateful for another day I never thought I’d see.
Dick Cheney

Every day, I like to wake up and remind myself to be grateful of the simple things.
Miranda Kerr

Further Reading: 85 thoughtful quotes about gratitude and thankfulness

Don’t fall below 5 hours!

Most of these inspirational quotes demonstrate the powerful health effect of rest on our body and mind. Nothing supplies you with more energy and happy mood for your working day than waking up well rested in the morning.

Many different scientific studies come to the same conclusion that you shouldn’t fall below a time limit of 5 hours of sleep each night. If you sleep less than 5 hours per night then you narrow down your deep sleep phases which are crucial for your recreation value. Even an afternoon nap can’t balance out this deprivation.

How to cure insomnia

Millions of people get too little sleep. No matter if their problems derive from medical or psychological reasons, most people can do something to help themselves.

I’ve put together a simple 3-step habit change that will help you easier falling asleep. It is a crucial habit in the context of clean eating and your wellbeing: 3-step habit change: How to get sleep

And for those of you think that you’ve tried almost everything I warmly recommend my advanced 3-Week Action Plan