A yellow face with closed eyes, mouth slightly open, and a blue snot bubble coming from its nose. Snot bubbles indicate a character is tired or sleeping in anime or manga. Not to be confused with 😴 Sleeping Face
While sometimes used to convey sadness, dissastification, or illness, Sleepy Face is also not to be confused with 😢 Crying Face, 😥 Sad but Relieved Face, or other emojis with tear or sweat droplets. Samsung’s design previously featured two, cartoon-styled, sleeping-symbol Zz’s overhead.
Sleepy Face was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.
The "😪" or "Sleepy Face" emote is a yellow face with closed eyes, slightly raised eyebrows, and a small frown. It is often used to convey tiredness, sleepiness, boredom, or sadness.
- Bereavement & Exhaustion:
"I just lost a loved one, and I'm so tired from crying 😪"
- Hunger & Tiredness:
"I haven't eaten all day, and now I'm feeling really tired 😪"
- Excitement & Sleeplessness:
"I'm too excited about my upcoming vacation to sleep 😪"