Sunday Quotes

50 Sunday Quotes and Sayings to Encourage Real Rest

The world becomes a little quieter as Sunday comes. Believers go to church, establishments close, and most people sleep longer. But as the day ends, the coming Monday morning dawns. Based on a survey of 2,000 Americans by OnePoll, 88% experience the "Sunday Scaries," which, on average, sets in at 3:58 PM.

Don't worry! Sunday is a time of doing nothing, which is the literal translation in the Slavic language. We should be kind to ourselves if we want real rest. So spend your happy Sunday Funday however you wish. You deserve it.

While resting, check out our curated Sunday quotes below, which not only embody the calmness of this day but can also prepare you for the coming week.

Best Sunday Quotes

You've heard about the four-day workweek. How about seven? Arup, an engineering and design firm, launched a seven-day workweek for their selected employees. To clarify, they're not toiling away every day. Instead, the model allowed their staff to choose their weekly working hours.

Based on their pre-pandemic trials, 4 in 5 participants varied their daily hours, and at least a third decided to work during weekends at some point. After the pandemic, more variations to traditional work models have popped up, and we've seen their advantages and disadvantages.

Sunday is also a great day to get outdoors and connect with nature.

Whatever setup or activities you choose, may our Sunday quotes below remind you of the value of a day of rest.

"Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan." -Albert Schweitzer #trvst #quotes #gogreen #socialchange #Sunday #weekend
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"Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan."

- Albert Schweitzer

"You cannot have the beginnings of a productive week without a Sunday spent in the calmness of the day." -Byron Pulsifer #trvst #quotes #socialchange #beinspired #weekend #Sunday
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"You cannot have the beginnings of a productive week without a Sunday spent in the calmness of the day."

- Byron Pulsifer

"Sunday is a time when you sit back and reflect on all the blessings that you have received. Smile at all the good things that you are enjoying." -Sera Train #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #planetearthfirst #Sunday #weekend
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"Sunday is a time when you sit back and reflect on all the blessings that you have received. Smile at all the good things that you are enjoying."

- Sera Train

"Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week." -Joseph Addison #trvst #quotes #gogreen #collectiveaction #weekend #Sunday
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"Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week."

- Joseph Addison

"Sunday! A family day with a touch of weekend thrown in for good measure." -Anthony T. Hincks #trvst #quotes #takeaction #ecoconscious #Sunday #weekend
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"Sunday! A family day with a touch of weekend thrown in for good measure."

- Anthony T. Hincks

Quotes About The Sunday Morning That Can Recharge You

In a busy world where time management is everything, everyone tries to convince us to use a tool, app, routine, and other methods to have an optimized schedule. But we can only do so much in 24 hours. So we should be gentle with ourselves when we don't accomplish tasks and make sure to have appropriate breaks. 

Yes, most of us rest on a Sunday, but we often overthink the coming week. So let's remind ourselves to get mental rest too. Based on a study by a psychologist, people who don't mentally detach themselves from working during non-working hours tend to be less resilient in stressful work situations2.

Related: Our mental health quotes provide more talking points and shared stories about supporting our own, and others, mental health wellness. You might also like to read up on some of the most important mental health facts for more info.

Please remember to include natural breaks in your busy schedule. And as a reminder that we all need it, read the following Sunday Quotes below.

"Well, there's nothing better than putting your feet up on a Sunday afternoon and grabbing a good book." -Chris Klein #trvst #quotes #beinspired #bethechange #Sunday #weekend #recharge
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"Well, there's nothing better than putting your feet up on a Sunday afternoon and grabbing a good book."

- Chris Klein

"Sometimes I have loved the peacefulness of an ordinary Sunday. It is like standing in a newly planted garden after a warm rain. You can feel the silent and invisible life ." -Marilynne Robinson #trvst #quotes #bethechange #planetearthfirst #Sunday #garden #weekend #life #silent #recharge
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"Sometimes I have loved the peacefulness of an ordinary Sunday. It is like standing in a newly planted garden after a warm rain. You can feel the silent and invisible life ."

- Marilynne Robinson

"On this lovely Sunday, remember to take a deep breath and relax. Enjoy your family, your friends, and indulge yourself in a nice cup of coffee." -Unknown #trvst #quotes #bethechange #bethechange #Sunday #friends #weekend #relax #recharge
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"On this lovely Sunday, remember to take a deep breath and relax. Enjoy your family, your friends, and indulge yourself in a nice cup of coffee."

- Unknown

"Why is Sunday a day of rest? Because it is different than all the rest." -Byron Pulsifer #trvst #quotes #impact #planetearthfirst #Sunday #weekend #recharge #rest
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"Why is Sunday a day of rest? Because it is different than all the rest."

- Byron Pulsifer

"Five steps to a productive Sunday: Wake up early, get some fresh air, set a schedule, make time for yourself, and be goal-oriented." -Unknown #trvst #quotes #dogood #beinspired #Sunday #fresh #weekend #recharge
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"Five steps to a productive Sunday: Wake up early, get some fresh air, set a schedule, make time for yourself, and be goal-oriented."

- Unknown

"After a week of the contained chaos that is my job, I need some solitary running time. On Sundays, I can unwind and reconnect with the natural world." -Linda Jones #trvst #quotes #bethechange #thinkgreen #Sunday #natural #weekend #world #recharge #unwind
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"After a week of the contained chaos that is my job, I need some solitary running time. On Sundays, I can unwind and reconnect with the natural world."

- Linda Jones

"I try not to work too many Sundays. At least on Sunday nights, I try to chill out a little bit. I call it Sunday Funday." -Miley Cyrus #trvst #quotes #bethechange #gogreen #Sunday #nights #weekend #recharge
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"I try not to work too many Sundays. At least on Sunday nights, I try to chill out a little bit. I call it Sunday Funday."

- Miley Cyrus

"I love waking up to Sunday morning pancakes. The whole process of making them, just out in the kitchen together making pancakes on a Sunday morning; that's an experience every girl should have." -Ronda Rousey #trvst #quotes #socialchange #ecoconscious #weekend #love #Sunday #breakfast #food
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"I love waking up to Sunday morning pancakes. The whole process of making them, just out in the kitchen together making pancakes on a Sunday morning; that's an experience every girl should have."

- Ronda Rousey

"I cook a mean Sunday lunch. My idea of Heaven is a lunch outside on a beautifully sunny Sunday afternoon. It's the time to gather everyone together." -Cate Blanchett #trvst #quotes #takeaction #socialchange #Sunday #weekend #lunch #food
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"I cook a mean Sunday lunch. My idea of Heaven is a lunch outside on a beautifully sunny Sunday afternoon. It's the time to gather everyone together."

- Cate Blanchett

Quotes About Sunday Being Over Too Soon And Preparing For The Week Ahead

We all hate to say goodbye to the weekend every Sunday night. It whizzed by in front of us like a blur. You're not alone. 

We should prepare for a productive week to enjoy another weekend. And the best way to do that is through weekly planning. A study by professors from Wake Forest University showed performance improvement when participants had the chance to take down concrete plans before doing a task. The professors concluded that planning pushes us to work for our targets and frees our minds from the anxiety of unfulfilled goals1.

After reading the Sunday Quotes below, book a weekly planning session so you can get off to the right start. 

"Sunday evenings often feel like the weekend is over before it's even begun." -Catherine McCormack #trvst #quotes #takeaction #bethechange #Sunday #weekend
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"Sunday evenings often feel like the weekend is over before it's even begun."

- Catherine McCormack

"Do not waste a single Sunday. If you don't waste Sundays, you will be less likely to waste Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays." -Matthew Kelly #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #bethechange #weekend #Sunday
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"Do not waste a single Sunday. If you don't waste Sundays, you will be less likely to waste Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays."

- Matthew Kelly

"Time flows in a strange way on Sundays." -Haruki Murakami #trvst #quotes #socialchange #socialimpact #Sunday #weekend
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"Time flows in a strange way on Sundays."

- Haruki Murakami

"Although I understand that all days are equal with 24 hours each, most of us agree that Friday is the longest day of the week and Sunday the shortest!" -D.S. Mixell #trvst #quotes #takeaction #bethechange #Sunday #weekend
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"Although I understand that all days are equal with 24 hours each, most of us agree that Friday is the longest day of the week and Sunday the shortest!"

- D.S. Mixell

"Sundays are a good day to look at the limitless possibilities of the week ahead" -Bob Saget #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #impact #weekend #Sunday
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"Sundays are a good day to look at the limitless possibilities of the week ahead"

- Bob Saget

"Without Sunday, I wouldn't know when to put on the brakes of a hurtling life." -Byron Pulsifer #trvst #quotes #impact #ecoconscious #Sunday #life #weekend
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"Without Sunday, I wouldn't know when to put on the brakes of a hurtling life."

- Byron Pulsifer

"This is your Sunday evening reminder that you can handle whatever this week throws at you." -Unknown #trvst #quotes #impact #collectiveaction #Sunday #weekend
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"This is your Sunday evening reminder that you can handle whatever this week throws at you."

- Unknown

Blessed Sunday Quotes About The Holiest Day Of The Week

Many consider Sunday a holy day of worship and rest and often call it Lord's Day. In the Bible, many significant events occurred on a Sunday: the last supper, the establishment of the church, the appearance of the Holy Spirit to the apostles, and, most meaningful of all, Jesus' resurrection. On the other hand, Jews consider Saturday a holy day, while Hindus dedicate each day of the week to a god or gods. 

Regardless of your faith, let's respect other people's practices during their holy day. The quotes below explore Sunday as a sacred day.

"I've been saying for a couple of years now that people need to let God out of the Sunday morning box, that He doesn't want to just be with you for an hour or two on Sunday morning and then put back in His box to sit there until you have an emergency, but He wants to invade your Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday." -Joyce Meyer #trvst #quotes #bethechange #changetheworld #Sunday #people #weekend
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"I've been saying for a couple of years now that people need to let God out of the Sunday morning box, that He doesn't want to just be with you for an hour or two on Sunday morning and then put back in His box to sit there until you have an emergency, but He wants to invade your Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday."

- Joyce Meyer

"One of my good friends is Christian, goes to church every Sunday, very religious. I'm fine with that and I will never judge her." -Amber Tamblyn #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #beinspired #Sunday #friends #weekend
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"One of my good friends is Christian, goes to church every Sunday, very religious. I'm fine with that and I will never judge her."

- Amber Tamblyn

"Church is definitely still present in my life. Every Sunday I'm tuned in and then throughout the week I read scriptures, I read motivational messages." -Robert Covington #trvst #quotes #impact #changetheworld #weekend #life #Sunday
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"Church is definitely still present in my life. Every Sunday I'm tuned in and then throughout the week I read scriptures, I read motivational messages."

- Robert Covington

"My mother was a Sunday school teacher. So I am a byproduct of prayer. My mom just kept on praying for her son." -Steve Harvey #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #socialimpact #weekend #Sunday
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"My mother was a Sunday school teacher. So I am a byproduct of prayer. My mom just kept on praying for her son."

- Steve Harvey

"It's not enough to attend church and pray every Sunday; you have to act." -Abbe Pierre #trvst #quotes #socialchange #changetheworld #weekend #Sunday
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"It's not enough to attend church and pray every Sunday; you have to act."

- Abbe Pierre

"On Sunday morning, I'm not nervous... I can't wait to tell what God wants me to say." -Charles Stanley #trvst #quotes #beinspired #changetheworld #Sunday #weekend
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"On Sunday morning, I'm not nervous... I can't wait to tell what God wants me to say."

- Charles Stanley

"Here is the amazing thing about Easter; the Resurrection Sunday for Christians is this, that Christ in the dying moments on the cross gives us the greatest illustration of forgiveness possible." -T. D. Jakes #trvst #quotes #gogreen #changetheworld #Sunday #weekend
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"Here is the amazing thing about Easter; the Resurrection Sunday for Christians is this, that Christ in the dying moments on the cross gives us the greatest illustration of forgiveness possible."

- T. D. Jakes

Funny Sunday Quotes About Having Fun Or Lazing Around

After an eventful Saturday night, you're probably catching some z's on a beautiful Sunday morning. Experts always said it's terrible to treat sleep like a debt we can repay during weekends. But a recent study proved the U-shape connection between sleep and mortality. 

People who sleep for more than 9.5 hours and less than 6.5 hours are associated with higher total mortality3. In a separate interview, author, Torbjörn Åkerstedt, does not encourage catching up on sleep on weekends. Still, he said sleeping more after a hectic and sleepless weekday could lead to protection from premature mortality. Therefore, aside from catching sleep during the weekend, we should also try to have enough sleep during the weekdays. 

Read these funny Sunday quotes after getting a night of good sleep.

"True Sunday laziness is being excited when plans get canceled." -Unknown #trvst #quotes #impact #socialchange #weekend #Sunday
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"True Sunday laziness is being excited when plans get canceled."

- Unknown

"Sunday morning is time to slob around and perhaps go swimming." -John Torode #trvst #quotes #gogreen #bethechange #weekend #Sunday
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"Sunday morning is time to slob around and perhaps go swimming."

- John Torode

"The goal of Sunday is to leave my home as little as possible." -Mark Morris #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #takeaction #Sunday #weekend
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"The goal of Sunday is to leave my home as little as possible."

- Mark Morris

"Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon." -Susan Ertz #trvst #quotes #bethechange #socialimpact #Sunday #weekend
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"Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon."

- Susan Ertz

"It's a lazy Sunday morning, where the dreams are floating and sleep is sinking." -Dr. Sreeremya #trvst #quotes #dogood #ecoconscious #weekend #sleep #Sunday
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"It's a lazy Sunday morning, where the dreams are floating and sleep is sinking."

- Dr. Sreeremya

"Sundays tend to be a day where just I do nothing but visit people. It's kind of like trick-or-treating." -Chuck Palahniuk #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #dogood #weekend #people #Sunday
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"Sundays tend to be a day where just I do nothing but visit people. It's kind of like trick-or-treating."

- Chuck Palahniuk

"Smonday. The moment when Sunday stops feeling like a Sunday and the anxiety of Monday kicks in." -Unknown #trvst #quotes #bethechange #ecoconscious #Sunday #weekend
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"Smonday. The moment when Sunday stops feeling like a Sunday and the anxiety of Monday kicks in."

- Unknown

"Sunday is the day when I prepare for the week ahead by making improbable To-Do lists and browsing Pinterest for ideas on how to decorate my imaginary mansion." -Nanea Hoffman #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #changetheworld #weekend #Sunday
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"Sunday is the day when I prepare for the week ahead by making improbable To-Do lists and browsing Pinterest for ideas on how to decorate my imaginary mansion."

- Nanea Hoffman

"She swears lazy Sundays were made for her. Doing whatever it is she wants to do, even if it is, nothing at all." -Unknown #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #bethechange #Sunday #weekend
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"She swears lazy Sundays were made for her. Doing whatever it is she wants to do, even if it is, nothing at all."

- Unknown

"Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless." -Bill Watterson #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #collectiveaction #weekend #Sunday
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"Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless."

- Bill Watterson

"I have to have a cheat day. I know when I'm being good all week long that come Sunday, I'm going to lie by the pool, have a drink, and eat some pizza." -Kaley Cuoco #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #socialimpact #weekend #Sunday
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"I have to have a cheat day. I know when I'm being good all week long that come Sunday, I'm going to lie by the pool, have a drink, and eat some pizza."

- Kaley Cuoco

Sunday Wishes And Captions You Can Post Online

The Romans created the words of the week based on the celestial bodies. As you might have guessed, Sunday is named after the Sun. The Germanic people adapted this naming system and changed it to their counterpart gods. 

For Sunday, they called it after their goddess Sól. Associating Sunday with the Sun is consistent worldwide, even in major languages like Hindi and Chinese. But for Russians, their word for Sunday means resurrection; for other Slavic countries, it translates to no work or doing nothing. 

Research more about the linguistics of this bright day after reading the rest of our Sunday quotes.

"Let this Sunday be a rainbow for the entire upcoming week" - #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #thinkgreen #Sunday #weekend
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"Let this Sunday be a rainbow for the entire upcoming week"

"Take your life into your own hands and make this Sunday awesome!" - #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #dogood #Sunday #life #weekend
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"Take your life into your own hands and make this Sunday awesome!"

"It's a beautiful Sunday morning and a great opportunity to thank the Lord for reminding us how blessed we are." #trvst #quotes #bethechange #thinkgreen #weekend #opportunity #Sunday
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"It's a beautiful Sunday morning and a great opportunity to thank the Lord for reminding us how blessed we are."

"On this wonderful Sunday, don't forget to be thankful for the little things in life." - #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #collectiveaction #Sunday #life #weekend
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"On this wonderful Sunday, don't forget to be thankful for the little things in life."

"It's a new day. I'm alive. I'm blessed. God is good. God is great. Have a blessed Sunday!" - #trvst #quotes #takeaction #collectiveaction #Sunday #weekend
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"It's a new day. I'm alive. I'm blessed. God is good. God is great. Have a blessed Sunday!"

"Sunday is your best day. You know you had an amazing week. Time to recover and think how you gonna kill the next one." - #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #socialchange #weekend #Sunday
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"Sunday is your best day. You know you had an amazing week. Time to recover and think how you gonna kill the next one."

"A person and their bed on a Sunday is an endless love affair." -Unknown #trvst #quotes #beinspired #ecoconscious #Sunday #love #weekend #person
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"A person and their bed on a Sunday is an endless love affair."

"Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week." -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #trvst #quotes #socialchange #takeaction #Sunday #weekend
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"Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week."

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Have a great Sunday! Experience life in all possible ways: good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter. Experience all the dualities. Don't be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become." -Osho #trvst #quotes #takeaction #collectiveaction #Sunday #life #weekend
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"Have a great Sunday! Experience life in all possible ways: good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter. Experience all the dualities. Don't be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become."

- Osho

"Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes." -Philibert Joseph Roux #trvst #quotes #dogood #takeaction #Sunday #truth #weekend
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"Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes."

- Philibert Joseph Roux

"Don't judge men's wealth or godliness by their Sunday appearance." -Benjamin Franklin #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #bethechange #weekend #wealth #Sunday
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"Don't judge men's wealth or godliness by their Sunday appearance."

- Benjamin Franklin

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Masicampo, E. J., & Baumeister, R. F. (2011, June 20). Consider It Done! Plan Making Can
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Sonnentag, S., and Fritz, C. (2015) Recovery from job stress: The stressor-detachment model as an integrative frameworkJ. Organiz. Behav., 36, S72– S103, doi: 10.1002/job.1924.

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Torbjörn Åkerstedt, PhD, Jurgita Narusyte, PhD, Kristina Alexanderson, PhD, Pia Svedberg, PhD, Sleep Duration, Mortality, and Heredity—A Prospective Twin StudySleep, Volume 40, Issue 10, October 2017, zsx135, https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsx135

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