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Sweet Dreams: 14 Sleepy Photos From Around the World

By Lucy - 3 min read

“No place is boring, if you’ve had a good night’s sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film.” – Robert Adams

We spend a third of our lives sleeping. It’s a quiet, beautiful, peaceful time – and it’s good for us too! Those 8 hours a day are a mini vacation for our minds and bodies, essential to us being productive and creative during waking hours.

14 EyeEm photographers and their pals have overslept so you don’t have to, capturing dozy catnaps, summer siestas and deep dreamy sleeps. They’ve given us a sneaky insight into restful moments all around the world – and got themselves published on ZEIT ONLINE, the website of Germany’s most widely read weekly newspaper. Let’s see ’em!

Feeling sleepy? You will be after scrolling through these peaceful shots!

high angle view, real people, full length, shirtless, day

By 謝明樺 in Taichung, Taiwan

Barefoot, Berlin, Casual Clothing, Day, Germany

By Sylvie Gagelmann in Berlin, Germany

transportation, vehicle interior, window, real people, one person

By Dina Alfasi

6-11 Months, Animal Themes, Baby Girls, Bed, Blanket

By Keily Hotchkin

grass, high angle view, lying down, lying on back, togetherness

By Rytis Šeškaitis

grass, nature, adventure, day, outdoors

By 肖益成

54-59 Years, Blanket, Boys, Childhood, Covering

By Olympia Valla

bed, childhood, bedroom, baby, innocence

By Peter Kim.

childhood, headshot, real people, one person, indoors

By Josh Martin

 6-7 Years,  Casual Clothing,  Caucasian Ethnicity,  Childhood,  Comfortable

By Noam Cohen🇮🇱

nautical vessel, real people, mid adult men, front view, day

By Aey Sakchai in Thailand

 Bed,  Blanket,  Comfortable,  High Angle View,  Human Body Part

By Janine Lacey

one person, real people, sitting, outdoors, leisure activity

By Claudia Ioan in Angkor, Cambodia

By Viet Duc Nguyen

The photos above are the winners of the Night Night, Sleep Tight Mission we ran with German news organization ZEIT ONLINE. They published this collection on their site and licensed each one of the photos. Congratulations to all of the chosen photographers!

To sleep, perchance to dream! See even more of the EyeEm Community’s splendidly sleepy photography in our curated collection of sleep pictures.

Header image by @keilyhotchkin.