Poetry and Sleep
Here is a compilation of more than 130 poems/lullabies/songs related to sleep.
The poems cover a large variety of topics such as Narcolepsy, Parasomnia, Insomnia, Dreams and Sleep Rituals. Another topic covered in the section “Hypnos and Thanatos” is the relation or similarity of sleep to death. This is also a common image that is not only used in literature, but in art and music. This stems from Greek Mythology and the idea that the personification of sleep, Hypnos, is the twin brother to Thanatos, the personification of death.
We hope you enjoy these poems. Perhaps you may see a bit of yourselves and your sleep experience in the words of these poems!
Note: The poems and song lyrics are the property of the respective authors, artists and labels. The poems and lyrics are only provided for educational purposes.