|“||It won't kill you. No, what it will do is far worse. Your body will be your tomb, and you'll be in there with nothing but dreams formed of your own regrets.||„|
|~ The Evil Queen/Regina Mills to Snow White about the Sleeping Curse.|
The Sleeping Curse, also known as the Sleeping Spell, is a curse of permanent sleep and one of many enmchaments featured in the ABC television series Once Upon a Time.
- The Sleeping Curse is based on the Wicked Fairy Godmother's curse from the fairytale Sleeping Beauty and on Maleficent's curse from the Disney film of the same name (both involving the Spinning Wheel). It also based on the Poisoned Apple from another classic fairytale Snow White and the Disney animated movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
- According to Maleficent, a single drop of the Sleeping Curse mixed with seawater and toadstool creates a concoction that "takes the edge off". This is evident while she uses it, drugging her somewhat.
- Like all other curses, the Sleeping Curse can be broken with true love's kiss.