Nap Quotes: That Will Make You Crave a Midday Snooze

Unwind, kick back, and explore these nap quotes before drifting into a peaceful slumber.

Who can resist the allure of a soothing nap?

While some may associate naps with children, the truth is they hold universal appeal.

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Quick Nap Quotes From Nap Lovers

1. “I take a lot of naps.”  Alice Ripley

2. “I’m a big fan of naps.”  Tyler Henry

3. “I love an afternoon nap.”  Julie Chen

4. “I like naps. I don’t drink coffee.”  Spike Jonze

5. “I get by with power naps.” — Gurmeet Choudhary

6. “I like to take afternoon naps in the nude.”  Cleo Moore

7. “I am a great believer in naps, whatever age you are.”  Shirley Eaton

8. “I’m a big napper – that’s when I get most of my sleep.” — Lou Williams

9. “Often people have to wake me up from a nap to tell me to go on stage.”  Phoebe Bridgers

10. “I would work a morning shift at the gym, nap, then go do a comedy show or class.”  Lauren Ash

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11. “Naps are nature’s hugs!” — Ciro Nieli

12. “Sleep is the best meditation.”  Dalai Lama

13. “There is always time for a nap.”  Suzy Becker

14. “Figure out what to do, then take a nap.” — Adam Carolla

15. “A quick nap right now sounds good.” — Fred Olen Ray

16. “Always nap when you can. It is cheap medicine.”  Lord Byron

17. “Taking naps sounds so childish. I prefer to call them horizontal life pauses.”  Unknown

18. “Happiness consists of getting enough sleep. Just that, nothing more.”  Robert A. Heinlein

19. “My biggest thrill in life is to read in the afternoon until I fall asleep and take a nap.”  Sissy Spacek

20. “Mornings belong to whatever is new; the current composition. Afternoons are for naps and letters.”  Stephen King

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Nap Quotes About The Perfect Time For A Rest

21. “I drink coffee 30 minutes before I want to nap. I think that helps.”  Ali Krieger

22. “After practice, I would have to go back to the dorm and take a nap.”  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

23. “I take a nap in the afternoons, and I’m in bed at 9 P.M. It’s a struggle sometimes.” — Carl Kasell

24. “I go to bed at midnight and get up at 9. I never take a nap. I don’t get tired.”  Richard Bonynge

25. “I will occasionally take power naps on weekends and agree that they can be re-energizing.” — Rana el Kaliouby

26. “Sleep is important; I try and get about 9 hours if I can at night, but I don’t tend to nap during the day.”  Steph Houghton

27. “I am very in favor of children having a nap after lunch because then they’re not whiney and grizzly by six o’clock.”  Prue Leith

28. “I remember working as a paralegal at a law firm, being so exhausted that, midday, I would go to the utility closet to take a nap.”  Suleika Jaouad

29. “I sleep nine hours every night, I have a little nap after lunch, and, if I’m going out for dinner, I sneak in an extra one before I head out.”  Giles Coren

30. “I like to take at least a 15-minute nap or so before the race starts, just to kind of get refreshed. That’s something I try to do every time.”  Denny Hamlin

Nap Quotes About Our Emotions And Health

31. “I never wanted to nap. I was always mature for my age.”  Nikita Dragun

32. “I can get moody sometimes when I wake up after a nap – I’m like a four-year-old.” — Ed Westwick

33. “If I am exhausted, I will pamper myself, take an extra nap, eat well, take a spa treatment.”  Manisha Koirala

34. “I try to get eight or nine hours of sleep a night, and if I don’t, I’ll make sure to take a nap.”  Andre Drummond

35. “I know I feel crazy when I’m stressed out. You know when I don’t feel crazy? When I’m in my nap pod.”  Sarah Cooper

36. “Take naps. Often new ideas come together when you are half asleep, but you have to train yourself to remember them.”  Jane Smiley

37. “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

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38. “Temperament, you’ll find, is highly dependent on the time of day, weather, frequency of naps, and whether one has had enough to eat.” — Catherynne M. Valente

39. “I prefer eight hours of sound sleep at night. But on days when I can’t, I try not to fuss about it and keep taking power naps through the day.”  Kirti Kulhari

40. “The scariest thing I’ve ever had about a long drive is almost falling asleep a couple of times. Those moments where you maybe should have pulled over and taken a nap, like, a couple of hours ago.”  Ron Livingston

Nap Quotes That Will Make You Smile

41. “After I’ve knitted for a while, I feel like I just woke up from a nap.”  Krysten Ritter

42. “I think I would be a great dad one day, but I also like to nap way too much.”  Scott Evans

43. “I can’t take a traditional yoga class or anything. I’ll just lay down and take a nap on the mat.”  Jessica St. Clair

44. “Have you ever noticed how a cat stretches after a nap? We can learn from watching animals.”  Cyd Charisse

45. “I can nap with hustle and bustle around me; I can nap quietly all by myself. It’s something I’ve always been good at.”  Melissa Leo

46. “I get all my sleep on planes. If the flight is five hours, my nap is five hours! I’ll sleep through the whole flight.”  Laurie Hernandez

47. “If anything kept me awake at night, it would be worrying that there wouldn’t be enough time to have a nap the next day.”  Joe Lycett

48. “I’ve fallen asleep at red lights before. Not like passed out, but like I’ve put the parking brake on and reclined my seat and taken a nap.”  Ari Shaffir

49. “I’m such a good sleeper that I can have tea any time of day, and I will have no problem taking a nap. I’m a professional napper.”  Darby Stanchfield

50. “I can always see the people in the front row, and sometimes you get people who are fast asleep. Maybe they had a long day at work, but that’s an expensive nap.”  Alex Sharp

Is It Time For You To Nap?

Naps work wonders for tired kids and adults alike.

Keep them short—around 20 minutes—to avoid affecting nighttime sleep.

Napping boosts learning, memory, and emotional well-being.

While not necessary for everyone, they add a touch of relaxation to life.

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Sweet dreams and happy napping!


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