In my ultimate guide to mantras I reveal the science of sacred sounds.
One way we can use those sacred sounds (mantras) is to get to sleep.
There are many excellent mantras for sleep.
Many of the best sleep mantra come from the Ayurveda, a 5000 year old natural healing system that is part of the Vedic culture.
The Ayurveda states that sleep is the “nursemaid to humanity”.
Sleep enables the body to restore itself to its natural, energised, pure form.
But today it can be a challenge to get to sleep. A combination of stress and pressure is making it near impossible to catch enough Zzzzzs.
And guess what?
Science shows empaths like me are suffering from chronic insomnia.
According to the World Health Organisation, approximately 40% of people will experience insomnia at some time in their life, and 10% are currently suffering from chronic insomnia.
Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised to find that sleeping pills are selling in record numbers. Today, 4% of people are taking sleeping medication.
Bad idea, guys.
Sleep medication suppresses immune system, causes indigestion, lowers energy levels and to cause many other side effects.
Actually, some sleep products do genuinely help
The sleep industry is constantly pushing out new products to help you sleep . (Click that link to see some amazing new sleep products)
- You can try using natural supplements for sleep. (I recommend THIS ONE)
- You can use tranquility pods, that relax you while you sleep.
- Air purifying Himalayan Salt Lamps produce a better air quality that is more conducive to sleep. (I recommend THIS ONE)
- Relaxation eye masks cut-out light to help you relax.
- And starry night projector lamps produce a more relaxing quality of light.
The best natural way to get to sleep is with mantras and meditation
I always recommend trying meditation for sleep as the first step.
Don’t know how? Use our article on Getting To Sleep With Meditation.
After meditating, mantras are second.
In my experience, mantras make a big difference.
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).
It was only thanks to sleeping mantras that I was able to solve the problem and start getting sound sleep.
By practicing mantras 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 mantras help you sleep
The science of these mantras is based on Ayurvedism.(Read: 9 Ayurveda Health Practices That Are Boosting Our Wellbeing In 2017).
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.
To get good sleep you need to balance vata dosha.
To balance Vata dosha, Ayurvedic tradition advocates a lifestyle that is conducive to holistic health and wellbeing, incorporating nutrition, exercise, and relaxation.
The relaxation part comes from meditation and mantra recitation.
Try Meditating First
Read this guide to sleep-meditation first.
Meditation should be the first step before using mantras.
Once you have used the meditation in that link above, move on to the mantras below.
Speak these mantras to get to sleep tonight
First of all, let’s take a look at a few English mantras for good sleep and insomnia.
Recite these mantras 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 mantras that work by the power of suggestion. These mantas will quiet your mind and help you to drift off.
These mantras are really affirmations. They are not sacred.
If you’re looking for sacred mantras, continue with the ones below.
Mantra for Good Sleep and curing insomnia # 1: Sa Ta Na Ma
Sa Ta Na Ma is a very powerful mantra.
Sa Ta Na Ma is one of the best sleep mantras. Recite this mantra before bed and you will get a good nights sleep.
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. The Sa Ta Na Ma mantra promotes balance and returns us to our regular, healthy mental state.
Mantra for Good Sleep 2: Har Har Mukunday
Har Har Mukunday is another powerful mantra for sleep. This will relax your mind so you can get to sleep at night.
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 this mantra comes in. It removes fears and other kinds of mental blocks so we can relax and get to sleep.
Mantra for Good Sleep 3: Ang Sang Wahegaru
The mantra Ang Sang Wahegaru will balance your mind and body, helping you to get rest.
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Let me know how you get on with these mantras.
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