The experience of sleeping alone can evoke a range of emotions in people. For some, it is a blissful reprieve from the demands of everyday life, giving them the space and quiet they need to rest and recharge. For others, it is a source of loneliness and isolation, leaving them feeling isolated and disconnected from the world around them.
Whether connecting us with our innermost thoughts and feelings or reminding us of who we truly are deep down, these 51 quotes on sleeping alone capture its many nuances and complexities in succinct and evocative ways.
Sleeping Alone Quotes List
There is something about sleeping alone that just feels so refreshing. Maybe it’s the quietness of being by yourself, or the lack of snoring next to you.
Whatever it is, these 51 sleeping alone quotes will make you want to spend a night alone in your bed!
“Some people say that because I didn’t understand what ‘sleeping with someone’ meant until I was thirty-two, my life lacks drama.” -Bill Bryson
“I like how one’s most delicate musings are disturbed by a sudden arousal – no longer sure if it’s storming outside or if one had actually woken up out of an intense dream covered in sweat.” -RJ Joseph
“If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good or bad in men’s souls is not mere difference of opinion…In every part lurks some selfish desire.” – Leo Tolstoy
“Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.” – Native American proverb
“Sleep somewhere fairly near because being near somebody who loves you deeply is like sleep beautifully wrapped in warmth.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
“You don’t have to sleep alone when you can be with someone in your dreams.” – Unknown
“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, there is a rapture on the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea and music in its roar; I love not man less but Nature more.” – Lord Byron
“Truthfully, I think that the best kind of sleep is alone, for it allows you to dream without barriers or restrictions. There are no nightmares when you are sleeping solo.” – C. JoyBell C.
“Sleeping alone can be hard sometimes, but it also helps us appreciate intimacy when we find it.” – Unknown
“Solitude and silence are necessary to seek truth; they are like medicine that heal all illnesses of our mind and soul.” – Mehmet Murat ildan
“There’s nothing like sleeping alone at night to make you feel misshapen, deformed – like the last chicken wing at an appetizer-free buffet table after the last of your friends have gone home and you’re back on public transport heading home yourself.” – Tama Matsuoka Won
“It is better to sleep alone than to lie awake all night worrying about things that may never happen.” -Unknown
“To sleep alone is to be awake in all but body.” – Unknown
“The best thing about waking up alone is that you don’t have to explain why you’re crying.” – Unknown
“There is something terribly tragic about a girl who tries so desperately not to be like her mother, only to wind up exactly like her.” – Unknown
“Loneliness doesn’t kill, but sometimes I wish it did.” – Unknown
“When you’re lonely, even breakfast tastes better.” – Unknown
“There is something very calming about nighttime nursing. It takes me back to those hazy days and nights of new motherhood when my entire world revolved around my baby’s needs. I am transported back to a time when my primary concern was keeping my child alive and happy and safe. For a few minutes each night, all is right with my world again.” – Jennifer Lopez
“I love sleeping alone; I never have to worry about keeping someone else warm.” – Cat Power
“There is nothing worse than sleeping alone.” – Augusten Burroughs
“Sometimes, I just need to be alone in my own head; to not have to worry about justifying feeling lonely or sad.” – Anonymous
“There’s nothing more agonizing than the slow torture of sleepless nights.” – Karen Kingsbury
“Feeling lonely doesn’t mean you’re alone. It means you’re strong enough to wait for what you really deserve.” – Anonymous
“When I think about all of the nights that I’ve spent alone, it fills me with sorrow for all of the things I’ll never know about you.” – Sakura Adachi
“Beauty sleep is real, and super-important for recharging your mind and body for another day – whether single or not!” – Tyra Banks
“Sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite!” – Unknown
“There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.” – Orison Swett Marden
“Freedom is a state of mind. The best rest comes when you are free to change your mind and expand your consciousness.” – Sharon Salzberg
“Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.” ― Carl Jung
“Sleeping alone was better than sharing my bed with someone who reminded me of how miserable I was.” ― Antoine De Saint-Exupery, Wind, Sand and Stars
“We must make time every day to be quiet and think in solitude because there’s only one thought that really matters ― I am safe here, in this world where we all belong together.” ― Juanita Bynum,
“‘We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers.’ – Carl Sagan
“A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.” – John Barrymore
“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.” – Thomas Dekker
“In solitude, we give passionate love to what is before us – at ﬁrst a blade of grass, then a dewdrop, a piece of silk or fur, or the wing of a moth.” – D. H. Lawrence
“There is something incredibly refreshing about sleeping alone.” — Drew Barrymore
“The best thing about waking up alone is that you can go back to sleep again.” — Unknown
“I love sleep because it’s like a time machine to breakfast.” — Lewis Carroll
“Sleep is the best meditation.” – Dalai Lama
“When you can’t sleep, you talk to the moon. That’s how I know it’s morning in my room.” – Sarah Dessen
“I would rather wake up in the Middle of Nowhere than in Any City on Earth.” – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
“Sleep is the Golden Chain that ties health and our bodies together.” – Thomas Dekker
“Never go to bed mad, stay up and plot your revenge!” – Phyllis Diller
“ZZZZZ” is the sound my pillow makes when I’m sleeping on it at night.” – Dr Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
“There is something very comforting about sleeping alone.” – J.K. Rowling
“I love sleeping alone; I never have to make compromises.” – Ricky Gervais
“I like sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” – Ernest Hemingway
“Sleep is my lover, now and forever.” – Francesca Lia Block
“There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about sleeping alone in a place where you don’t have to be up and about for anyone but yourself.” – Poppy Z. Brite
“There is no greater feeling than lying in bed on a quiet night, all alone, knowing that there are millions of people just like you, lying in bed, all alone.” – Jarod Kintz
“For sleep to conquering insolence must put.” – Lord Byron
“There is something peaceful about waking up in the middle of the night and knowing that for once, you don’t have to be anywhere or do anything.” – Unknown