20 Best Songs About Insomnia

By Nico Gonzalez

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that affects millions of people around the world. It can be caused by many things, including stress, anxiety, and health problems. People with insomnia often have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or getting a good night’s sleep.

There are many songs about insomnia out there, from a variety of genres. Here are 20 of the best songs about insomnia, to help you get through those sleepless nights.


How do you sleep – Sam Smith

Sam Smith - How Do You Sleep? (Official Video)

“How Do You Sleep?” is a song by English singer Sam Smith and Norwegian record producer and songwriter Stargate. The song was released on 19 July 2019 as the second single from Smith’s third studio album, Love Goes (2020). The song samples “Freedun” by English singer M.I.A. and American producer Diplo. “How Do You Sleep?” is a break-up anthem with elements of dancehall and tropical house. The song’s lyrics speak about feeling betrayed by an ex-lover. The song received positive reviews from music critics, with some praising its tropical production and others calling it a “bop”. Commercially, “How Do You Sleep?” debuted at number two on the UK Sing

You can sleep while I drive – Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge - You Can Sleep While I Drive

You can sleep while I drive is a song by Melissa Etheridge. The song was released in 2006 as the first single from her album The Awakening. The song was written by Etheridge and Bill Bottrell. Its lyrics are about a person who is Insomnia and has trouble sleeping at night. The song was inspired by Etheridge’s own experience with the condition. Its lyrics are about the feeling of being unable to sleep, and how it can be frustrating and cause stress. The song has a positive message, and its upbeat tempo makes it perfect for those who are looking for songs about Insomnia that will help them get to sleep.

Blinding Lights – The Weeknd

The Weeknd - Blinding Lights (Official Video)

The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights is a song about insomnia and the struggles that come with it. The lyrics are introspective and speak to the feeling of being unable to sleep, even when you want to. The song is a metaphor for how the singer feels during his insomnia, and it’s a powerful portrayal of what it’s like to live with the condition. Some people experience insomnia for a short period of time, while others live with it for years. If you’re looking for songs that accurately portray the feeling of being unable to sleep, look no further than Blinding Lights.

I didn’t get to sleep at all – 5th Dimension

The 5th Dimension - (Last Night) I Didn't Get to Sleep at All (Official Audio)

The song “I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All” was released by the 5th Dimension in 1972. The song was written by Wally Gold, and it was produced by Bones Howe. The song is about a man who is trying to sleep but he can’t because he keeps thinking about the woman he loves. The man is tired and he just wants to sleep, but he can’t because he can’t stop thinking about the woman he loves. The song is a ballad, and it is sung in a slow and sentimental voice. The lyrics are meant to be interpreted as the man’s thoughts, and they are meant to be relatable to anyone who has ever been in love. The song was a moderate success when it was first released,

Don’t wake me – Skillet

Skillet - Don't wake me (Lyrics on Screen Video HD)

There’s something about the lyrics of “Don’t Wake Me” by Skillet that just speaks to the feeling of being unable to sleep. The song is about a person who is struggling with insomnia, and who is desperate for some peace and quiet. The lyrics are haunting and beautiful, and they perfectly capture the feeling of being trapped in your own head. This song has helped me through many sleepless nights, and I hope it can do the same for you.

I can’t sleep – Clay walker

Clay Walker - I Can't Sleep (Official Music Video)

Clay Walker’s song “I Can’t Sleep” is a haunting ballad about the struggles of insomnia. The song speaks to the feeling of being wide awake when the rest of the world is asleep, and the loneliness that comes with it. If you’re struggling with insomnia, this song is for you. Its lyrics are about how insomnia can make you feel like you’re the only one awake in the world, and how that can be a very lonely feeling. This song has a slow, country feel to it, and its lyrics are sure to resonate with anyone who’s ever struggled with insomnia.

The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Tokens

The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (Audio)

The Lion Sleeps Tonight is a popular song that was originally recorded in 1961 by the Tokens. The song was written by George David Weiss and Hugo Peretti. The song is about a lion that is unable to sleep because he’s worried about his family. Its lyrics are about the importance of family and how they should stick together. Some people think that the song is about a man who is unable to sleep because he’s worried about his family, but it’s never been confirmed.

I don’t want to miss a thing – Aerosmith

Aerosmith - I Don't Want to Miss a Thing (Official HD Video)

I don’t want to miss a thing is a song by the American rock band Aerosmith. It was released in 1998 as the lead single from the soundtrack to the film Armageddon. The song was written by Diane Warren and produced by Richie Supa. The power ballad features lead vocals by Steven Tyler and guitar work by Joe Perry. The song was a commercial success, reaching number one in the United States, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. It remains one of Aerosmith’s most popular songs, and has been covered by numerous artists. In 1999, the song won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

Tossing and turning – Bobby Lewis

Tossin' And Turnin' (Stereo Version)

Tossing and turning is a soulful ballad about the struggles of insomnia. The song was written by Bobby Lewis and released in 1961. It became a hit, and was one of the first soul songs to reach the top of the charts.

The lyrics of the song perfectly capture the feeling of lying in bed, trying desperately to fall asleep, but being unable to. The song has been covered by a number of artists over the years, including Otis Redding and Al Green.

Sleep – My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance - Sleep

Insomnia can be a real struggle for those who deal with it on a daily basis. It’s hard to get your mind to calm down and relax when you’re tossing and turning all night long. If you’re looking for a song that speaks to the feeling of being unable to sleep, look no further than “Sleep” by My Chemical Romance. This haunting ballad captures the feeling of being trapped in your own head, and the desperate desire for just a few hours of sleep.

insomnia – Craig David

Craig David - Insomnia (Official Video)

Craig David is a British singer who rose to fame in the early 2000s. He is known for his soulful voice and R&B-influenced songs. In 2001, he released his debut album, Born to Do It, which featured the hit song “7 Days”.

One of Craig David’s most popular songs is “Insomnia”, which was released as a single in 2002. The song is about the difficulties of trying to sleep when you’re Insomnia. The lyrics talk about how your mind races and you can’t turn off your thoughts.

Wake me up before you go-go – Wham

Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (Official Video)

If you’re struggling with insomnia, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham! is the perfect song for you. The lyrics capture the feeling of being unable to sleep, and the song’s upbeat tempo will help to keep you awake. Its lyrics are about a person who is trying to stay awake to see the sunrise, but eventually falls asleep. The song was released in 1984, and its popularity has only grown in recent years. This song has been a favorite of insomniacs for years, and it’s sure to help you get through the night.

Lullaby – Billy Joel

Billy Joel - Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) (Official Video)

Billy Joel’s “Lullaby” is a haunting ballad about a man who is struggling with insomnia. The song is written from the perspective of the man’s lover, who is trying to comfort him and get him to sleep. The lyrics are beautiful and evocative, and the melody is soothing and calming. If you’re struggling with insomnia, this song will speak to you. Some people find that listening to music helps them fall asleep, and if that’s the case, this song is a great choice.

Fireflies – Owl City

Owl City - Fireflies (Official Music Video)

There’s something about the song “Fireflies” by Owl City that just speaks to the feeling of insomnia. The lyrics are about how the singer can’t sleep, and how he’s surrounded by all these fireflies that are keeping him awake. It’s a hauntingly beautiful song, and it perfectly captures the feeling of being unable to sleep. Its lyrics are about how the singer can’t sleep, and how he’s surrounded by all these fireflies that are keeping him awake. It’s a hauntingly beautiful song, and it perfectly captures the feeling of being unable to sleep.

Brain Stew – Green Day

Green Day - Brain Stew/Jaded [Official Music Video]

Brain Stew is a song by Green Day about a person who is struggling with insomnia. The song reflects the frustration and desperation of someone who can’t sleep, and the lyrics are full of metaphors for insomnia and night-time. If you’re struggling with insomnia, this song will speak to you on a deep level. This song has a catchy beat and is sure to get stuck in your head, which is perfect for when you’re trying to fall asleep but can’t.

Go to sleep – Radiohead

Radiohead - Go To Sleep

“Go to Sleep” is a song by Radiohead, released as the fourth and final single from their album “Kid A” in 2000. The song is about a person who is struggling to get to sleep. Thom Yorke, the lead singer of Radiohead, has said that the song is about “someone who’s had a hard day and just wants to go to bed, but their mind is racing and they can’t.” The song is built around a repetitive piano riff, with the lyrics being spoken rather than sung.

Mr Sandman – the Chordettes

The Chordettes - Mr Sandman (Live 1958)

Mr. Sandman is a popular song written by Pat Ballard and originally recorded by the Chordettes in 1954. The song is about a fictional character called “Mr. Sandman”, who brings dreams to people while they sleep. The song was a huge commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard charts in 1955. It has been covered by numerous artists over the years, including the Beach Boys, Emmylou Harris, R.E.M., and even Metallica. Mr. Sandman remains one of the most iconic songs of the 1950s, and its popularity shows no signs of waning.

Lights – Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding - Lights (Official Video)

The song “Lights” by Ellie Goulding speaks to the feeling of being unable to sleep. In the song, Goulding sings about how she’s trying to sleep but the darkness is keeping her awake. She then begs for the “lights” to come on so that she can finally fall asleep. This song perfectly captures the feeling of being desperate for sleep but being unable to find it. Some people with insomnia find that sleeping with the lights on helps them to fall asleep, and this song speaks to that experience.

Where did you sleep last night – Nirvana

Nirvana - Where Did You Sleep Last Night (Live On MTV Unplugged Unedited)

Where Did You Sleep Last Night? is a song by the American rock band Nirvana. It is the eleventh and final track on the band’s debut album, Bleach. The song was written by frontman Kurt Cobain, and is about a homeless man who Cobain saw on the streets of Seattle. Some people believe that the song is about Cobain’s own battle with insomnia, but it is actually about a homeless man named Dave.

Talking in your sleep – The Romantics

The Romantics - Talking in Your Sleep

People with insomnia often find themselves talking in their sleep. This can be a sign that they’re having trouble sleeping, and it can be frustrating for those around them. The Romantics’ song “Talking in Your Sleep” captures this feeling perfectly. The lyrics describe how the singer can’t get to sleep, and how he’s constantly talking in his sleep. If you’re looking for a song that’s both catchy and relatable, this is a perfect choice.