When you know the best sleep mantras you will be able to overcome insomnia and catch those all important Zzzzzzs that you might have been missing.
Mantras come in two different forms, and both of those types of mantras hep with sleep. The first type is an affirmation, such as “I am calm and letting go”. The second type are more spiritual mantras that come from Hinduism and yoga.
In this guide I will share with you the best mantras for sleep, affirmations and spiritual mantras.
If you are struggling to get to sleep, you shoul also read my guide to using meditation for insomnia and sleep.
What are sleep mantras?
Sleep mantras are a type of mantra that are used to help you to get to sleep at night. [READ: beginners mantra meditation guide].
It has been proven that twenty minutes of japa [meditating on recitations] will help you to relax your mind and to get to sleep more easily.
However, there are some specific types of mantras for sleeping well. There are specific spiritual chants and phrases that we can use to make sure we get a restful night and to stop any problems like insomnia.
Benefits of sleep mantras
Sleep mantras originally come from Ayurveda.
The Ayurveda, a 5000 year old healing system, contains many different sleep mantras, along with other advice on getting to sleep
The Ayurveda states that sleep is the “nursemaid to humanity”. A good night’s rest enables the body to restore itself to its natural, energised, pure form.
But sometimes it’s a nightmare trying to get to sleep. If you suffer from insomnia, one good solution is to practice japa before bedtime.
Using meditation and mantras to sleep well
My number one insomnia tip is actually to get to sleep by meditating. I always recommend trying meditation for sleep as the first step. However, a very close second is to do some chanting of spiritual phrases and sacred sounds before bed.
I personally used to suffer from chronic insomnia (mostly thanks to the lads above my room in University who insisted on playing a certain violent video game at a billion decibels every night). You know that feeling when you want to slam your head into the wall so hard that you pass out, because you just cant take insomnia anymore? I was at that spot for a good few months.
It was only thanks to sleep-mantras that I was able to solve the problem and start catching those Zzzz’s. By practicing Japa before bed I was able to silence my mind and sleep well. Mantras worked for me, and I am confident they will work for you too.
How it helps you sleep well at night
The science of these mantras is based on Ayurvedism.
Ayurvedism states that insomnia is caused by imbalance of Vata dosha , the movement of energy inside the body. If you are suffering from an imbalance of Vata dosha you will feel cluttered, your mind full of noise.
If you want to get good sleep at night, you need to balance your vata dosha.
To balance Vata dosha, Ayurvedic tradition advocates a lifestyle that is conducive to holistic health and wellbeing, incorporating nutrition, exercise, and relaxation. You can start to heal yourself and get to sleep using meditation. Mantras can help too. So let me show you the best mantras to sleep well at night.
The Best Mantras For Sleeping Well
First of all, let’s take a look at a few English mantras for good sleep and insomnia.
Recite these ones 20 times before bed.
- “I am calm and still.”
- “The world is sleeping and all is well.”
- “I welcome sleep into my being.”
- “I am breathing deeply and calmly, becoming more and more relaxed with each breath.”
These are very basic affirmations for sleep. They work by the power of suggestion. They will quiet your mind and help you to drift off.
As mentioned above, this is the first type: affirmations. Now let’s look at some Kundalini yoga and Hindu mantras for sleeping well.
Mantra for Good Sleep and curing insomnia # 1: Sa Ta Na Ma
Sa Ta Na Ma is a kundalini yoga mantra for sleep.
Recite this one before bed and you will get a good night’s rest.
This mantra has five sounds (it is a panj shabad mantra). It balances the brain’s hemispheres. Poor sleep and insomnia are frequently caused by a lack of balance in the chemicals of the brain. Sa Ta Na Ma promotes balance and returns us to our regular, healthy mental state.
2: Har Har Mukunday
Har Har Mukunday is another powerful mantra for sleep. This will relax your mind so you can get some rest.
Often, insomnia is caused by a mental block. In order to overcome these blocks we need to enter a state of flow. This is where Har Har Mukunday can help. It removes fears and other kinds of mental blocks so we can relax..
3: Ang Sang Wahegaru
Ang Sang Wahegaru will balance your mind and body, helping you to get rest.
Choose one of these mantras. Chant it for twenty minutes preferably one hour before bedtime. This will help to balance your mind and promote rest.
By sleeping well you will help return your mind and body to a healthy, rested state. I recommend combining the above with some meditations. You can find all different meditations via our main menu.
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