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.
I’ll show you how in this guide.
Plus, you will probably want to read my guide to using meditation to cure insomnia.
What are sleep mantras?
Sleep mantras are a type of mantra that are used to help you to get to sleep at night. [READ: ultimate guide to mantras.]
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, some chants are more effective than others when it comes to getting a good night’s rest. 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.
Why use 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 (Try These 9 Ayurveda Techniques for better health)
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 [though you will definitely want to read my article about how and when to meditate before bed]
The best natural way to get to sleep is with mantras and meditation
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.
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 get quality sleep at night. The mantras that worked for me have worked for millions of people. And they will work for you too.
How it works
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 a restorative night’s rest, 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.
Another great option is to use Pratyahara Yoga. This is a kind of mind-yoga in which we remove negative information from the mind. So if there are stresses that are preventing you from sleeping at night, you can use Pratyahara to remove them. This will help you sleep.
And of course, you can use sleep mantras.
The Best Mantras For Sleep
English sleep mantras
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 mys being.”
- “I am breathing deeply and calmly, becoming more and more relaxed with each breath.”
These are very basic affirmations that work by the power of suggestion. They will quiet your mind and help you to drift off.
Mantra for Good Sleep and curing insomnia # 1: Sa Ta Na Ma
Sa Ta Na Ma is a kundalini yoga mantra for sleep (READ: Guide to Kundalini Mantras).
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.
- Another great option is to listen to Singing Bowls.
Want to experience an all new way of sleeping? Try Tibetan Dream Yoga.