Respiratory Factor

Sleep Pop Culture

Sleep Pop CultureSleep is personal. Sleep is universal. That’s why it’s such a great subject to explore in music and movies. Just for fun, the National Sleep Foundation manages lists of the Top 100 sleep songs and movies. Spanning generations and genres, here are some creations about somnolence.


  • Can’t Get to Sleep at Night by Donna Summer
  • Come Heavy Sleep by Sting
  • Daydream Believer by The Monkees
  • Don’t Sleep in the Subway, Darling by Petula Clark
  • Endless Sleep by John Fogerty
  • Farewell and Goodnight by The Smashing Pumpkins
  • If Only Tonight We Could Sleep by The Cure
  • I’m Gonna Sleep With One Eye Open by Dolly Parton
  • I’m So Tired by The Beatles
  • In Dreams by Roy Orbison
  • Last Night I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All by The 5th Dimension
  • Mr. Sandman by The Chordettes
  • Rock Me to Sleep by Willie Nelson
  • Sleep Comes Easy by Kenny Rogers
  • Sleep On It by Chaka Khan
  • Sleep Tight by Celine Dion
  • Sleep Tonight by the Rolling Stones
  • Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics
  • Talking in His Sleep by Toni Braxton
  • Talking in Your Sleep by Crystal Gayle
  • Warmer Place to Sleep by John Mellencamp


  • A Nightmare on Elm Street with Robert Englund
  • Bedtime for Bonzo with Ronald Reagan
  • Chasing Sleep with Jeff Daniels
  • Dreamscape with Dennis Quaid
  • Insomnia with Al Pacino
  • Into the Night with Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Laura Lansing Slept Here with Katharine Hepburn
  • Sleeper with Woody Allen
  • Sleeping Beauty by Walt Disney
  • Sleepless in Seattle with Tom Hanks
  • The Big Sleep with Humphrey Bogart
  • The Science of Sleep with Gael Garcia Bernal
  • While You Were Sleeping with Sandra Bullock

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This article originally appeared in the Respiratory & Sleep Management June 2010 issue of HME Business.

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