12 Quotes About Insomnia to Post on Instagram When You Can't Sleep

When you just can't sleep, staying in bed and trying to force yourself rarely helps.

While the most productive thing would be to get up and do some light reading or take a relaxing bath, inevitably, many of us will turn to Instagram to pass the time instead. If you feel compelled to post a photo documenting your insomnia, we have just the captions for you.

For when that one pesky thought is all that stands between you and sleep:

"A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow."

-Charlotte Bronte


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For when thinking about your crush is making it impossible to sleep:

"I'm so tired I don't know what to do. I'm so tired, my mind is set on you."

-"I'm So Tired," The Beatles


For that shot of you making the most of the wee hours of the night:

"People who go to bed 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."

-Banana Yoshimoto


For when you're getting used to still being up at 3 a.m.:

"3 a.m. knows all my secrets."


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For when bedtime becomes your busiest thinking time of the day:

"Insomnia is a glamorous term for the thoughts you forgot to have in the day."

-Alain de Botton


For that sleepless, heartbroken night:

"I think the most common cause of insomnia is simple; it's loneliness."

-Heath Ledger


For when you were sleepy earlier, but the feeling has completely escaped you:

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

-F. Scott Fitzgerald


For when the part of your brain dedicated to sleep just feels plain broken:

"404 Error: Sleep not found."


For when something's weighing on you and preventing you from getting your beauty sleep:

"My eyelids are heavy, but my thoughts are heavier."

-Neyaz Akhter


For when the sun rises and you're still up somehow:

"What hath night to do with sleep?"

-John Milton


For when you're not even trying to fight your insomnia:

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

-Robert Breault


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For that shot of you helplessly trying to get to sleep:

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

-W.C. Fields


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