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15 Quotes To Read Before You Go To Sleep

Both the quality and quantity of our sleep have a profound impact on our health, and the way we spend the last few moments of the day before we drift off to sleep can impact  the entire night’s rest. If anxiety and stress creep in, it’s a good bet we’ll be tossing and turning into the night. Alternatively, if we take a moment to fill our minds with positive thoughts and gratitude before bed, there’s a better chance of us catching some good-quality ZZZs.

To set the tone for a good night’s sleep, it’s important not only to keep a consistent bedtime and routine, but also to calm our minds. This collection of comforting passages, relaxing thoughts, and stress-relieving mantras can help you wind down each night, ensuring a peaceful drift-off. It’s the best way to wake up with renewed energy and motivation to tackle the challenges of a new day.

Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart.
Rumi

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The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.
Haruki Murakami

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Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.
William S. Burroughs

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Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the world.
Heraclitus

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You cannot perceive beauty, but with a serene mind.
Henry David Thoreau

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You are the sky. Everything else — it's just the weather.
Pema Chödrön

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Don’t you simply love going to bed. To curl up warmly in a nice warm bed, in the lovely darkness, that is so restful and then gradually drift away into sleep.
C.S. Lewis

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Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.
Thích Nhất Hạnh

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Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together; that at length they may emerge, full-formed and majestic, into the daylight of life.
Thomas Carlyle

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There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.
Ralph H. Blum

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Set peace of mind as your highest goal and organize your entire life around it.
Brian Tracy

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The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep.
E. Joseph Cossman

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

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Happiness consists in getting enough sleep. Just that, nothing more.
Robert A. Heinlein

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This is the ending. Now not day only shall be beloved, but night too shall be beautiful and blessed and all its fear pass away!
J.R.R. Tolkien

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