If the biological sustenance of a human were compared to that of a seed, sleep would surely play the role of the earth or soil. Sleep not only contains us in a healthy mental and physical state but also aids the growth of the human body. Humans in crucial stages of physical growth, healing, and even immunity require sleep. Lots of it.
Sleep is a strangely incredible phenomenon. It poses a numb physique that has so much going on the inside. The brain is wide awake, you’re dreaming, your body’s healing, you’re growing, your mind’s becoming lighter, you’re building immunity, all of this through sleep. This explains why sleep deprivation is a lot serious than we know. Or choose to know.
We all know the consequences of less sleep or poor quality sleep. Though we may not be able to predict the long-term effects individually for ourselves depending on the amount of sleep we’ve lost, we do know what a bad night’s sleep does to us the next day. We’re cranky, lost, fidgety, restless, and in an irritable mood. And yet, we’re all up for ignoring these symptoms while we stretch bedtime to cover just one more episode.
Keeping the importance of sleep as the foundation of this blog post, here are all the sleep emojis that are effective in informing others that you prioritize sleep and that you’re not like the others.
🥱 Yawning Face
A yawn could be three things; sleepiness, boredom, or even a fake. Yep, you could fake your yawns. That one’s a saving grace especially if you’re part of the most boring conversation. However that depends on the other person’s capacity to read between the lines.
Nonetheless, 🥱 is a great “sleepy emoji”. It conveys the necessary, sometimes by creating an uncomfortable air of disinterest too. But who cares! You’re off to get your 8 hours. You do you, mate!
😪 Sleepy Face
Though 😪 is generally used to show that you’re sad or tearing up, it’s the name that creates another use case for this emoji. Going by that, 😪 is the perfect textual response after a long day. It also acts as a post-yawn response, which not many of us have.
- Ah, man. I so don’t have the energy for that tonight 😪
- Sorry, super sleepy 😪
😫 Tired Face
Physical and mental exhaustion pushes us to feel sleepy sooner. Heavy energy-consuming activities are bound to help us hit the sac much before usual. Most of us function that way. The more exhausted you are, the sooner you sleep.
But, some have worked their way up to the perfect circadian rhythm, and they continue to make that effort. Everything takes effort, tbh.
Anyhoo, if you want to say that you’re tired and need to rest, 😫 is the emoji for you.
😔 Pensive Face
The name suggests deep thought, the face describes sadness and the category of 😔 fits into the ‘sleep’ section. Quite a few sides to one emoji, phew!
Based on the category, 😔 suggests a plain, expressionless state of deep sleep. It’s the face held by anyone who knocks out on the chair they were sitting in or on the bus until a hump is on the route.
- Geez. Tell me about it. He was totally dozing off 😔while the rest of us aced all our papers!
🤤 Drooling Face
Salivating at the sight of yummy food is a physiological response. It’s apparently normal to feel the same in the physical or virtual presence of anything that’s physically attractive too (a little too primal, don’t you think? Yikes)
While the first instance is absolutely involuntary, for some of us, drooling can happen while we sleep too. Nothing yucky about it. But there’s something concerning. 🤤 while sleeping most often happens because of nasal blockage.
Thus mouth-breathing leads to drooling. Maybe this is what Eleven was talking about. All those nasty mouth breathers are even nastier droolers in their sleep!
Given its natural and high possibility, 🤤 counts as a sleep emoji. If you were to refer to sleep after a massive allergy, or just in reference to anyone who breathes with their mouth, use this emoji.
💤 Zzz Emoji
Thanks to cartoons, we now identify 💤 as a sign that someone’s fast asleep. This symbol could indicate that anything is sleeping, from a human to your phone, computer or even an entire city.
Apart from symbolizing sleep, 💤 could also mean that something is left unattended, abandoned, or even non-functioning. In a way to say that something is so untouched/”covered in dust” that the inanimate is sleeping too!
- Managed to capture a shot when the city finally slept 💤
- Oh, dude. Tough luck coz my fam hardly sleeps 💤
- The last I rode that bike was three years ago. Poor thing’s been off the road for a very long time 💤
- Sorry, my arms slept in a little longer 💤
😴 Sleeping Face
This one’s a direct catch. Both the name, the category, and the emoji suggest sleep. 😴 is the best sleep emoji, in fact. Nothing open to interpretation and nothing to misunderstand. Straight up goodnight!
🛌 Person in Bed
If you wish to further the specificity of the previous emoji, 🛌 is the one! Apart from using this emoji to get the heck out of a conversation or to genuinely excuse yourself to get your 8 hours, 🛌 could be used in reference to multiple sleeping people too.
- My dorm’s SUPER quite rn, man 🛌🛌🛌
🛏️ Empty Bed
🛏️ is the same emoji as the previous, just without the person. This emoji is best used while depicting sleep but in an accommodative way. Like, you can crash here! It’s the perfect sleep emoji for impersonal contexts. General frameworks surrounding sleep.
- The overall price includes the sleeping area too 🛏️
We’re not saying that sleep completely absorbs all mental and physical issues that we may have. But, it does have magical powers to decrease the impact of those on our well-being.
Sometimes we may not feel great in the morning after 10 whole hours of sleep, and sometimes we feel absolutely up and grindin’ with less than two hours of sleep. It’s a different scene every day. It’s different because we have different routines. We’re out of sync with our bodies.
Sticking to a routine, as lethally tiresome as it is, is what our body needs and craves for. It needs a healthy routine to work us and not against us. So, the next time you’re trying to put your sleep before anything and anyone else, we hope these emojis come to the rescue.