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

By 謝明樺 in Taichung, Taiwan

Low section of woman relaxing on wooden pier against water

By Sylvie Gagelmann in Berlin, Germany


By Dina Alfasi

Portrait of ragdoll cat with sleeping girl on bed at home

By Keily Hotchkin


By Rytis Šeškaitis


By 肖益成

Boy sleeping on sofa at home

By Olympia Valla


By Peter Kim.


By Josh Martin

Boy sleeping on sofa on field

By Noam Cohen🇮🇱

nautical vessel

By Aey Sakchai in Thailand

Low section of woman sleeping in bed

By Janine Lacey

one person

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.

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