Updated December 12, 2022 – It’s no surprise that not getting enough sleep can be detrimental to our health in a number of ways, including contributing to fatigue and affecting our emotional wellbeing.
A lack of good quality sleep can also lead to an increased risk of developing chronic illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes. We need regular, restful sleep to help us stay healthy!
Is it in the middle of the night where you are right now, or you are searching this up after a long night of no sleep? I’ve got you covered because this article has my list of go-to positive affirmations to help you the peaceful sleep you deserve.
These positive sleep affirmations will help you deal with the negative thoughts that come with sleepless nights.
The idea is not to resist your mind’s negative self-talk because it often doesn’t help, rather, accept it. Do your best today to accept that a better life begins with acceptance of whatever form of insomnia you seem to be dealing with.
I know how it goes, once the thoughts start like rehearsing the stress of the day, the endless to-do list in your head, and the sense that everyone gets a good night’s sleep but you; you are faced with a choice. Believe it or not the choice is powerful when you embrace it.
The choice is resistance or acceptance. What you resist persists. So try to keep a positive attitude as you choose your favorite nighttime affirmations.
TIP: night affirmations and positive statements will have you on your way to a good night’s sleep and help you shift to positive thinking, but keep in mind that the best way to really manage your sleep may involve changing your bedtime routine.
Here is a simple exercise to help you get to sleep:
Start by counting down from 300, every 5 counts, say one of the affirmations from the handful you selected.
Here’s an example: Start counting -> 300, 299, 298, 297, 296, Sleep is inviting, 295, 294, 293, 292, 291, I have a peaceful state of mind, 290, 289, etc. Continue this all the way to zero.
Do Affirmations Before Sleep Work?
Affirmations are a powerful tool for helping you get into the right headspace so you can start your day with inner peace, improved overall wellbeing, and positive emotions.
A large body of literature; however, demonstrates that a class of interventions called self-affirmations have benefits across threatening situations; affirmations can decrease stress, increase well being, improve academic performance and make people more open to behavior changeCascio et. al. study
Repeating affirmations as you fall asleep can help you let go of negative thoughts so you can get a better night’s sleep
Research has also shown that positive self-talk and affirmation before bedtime can help reduce stress to you can relax enough to get a good night’s rest.
In fact, people who practice nightly affirmations report feeling more rested in the morning than those who don’t.
When it comes to sleep affirmations, consistency is key – so make sure you’re doing them every night if you want to see real results!
It usually takes a few weeks of consistent practice for noticeable improvements to take effect, but you may start to feel better right away.
Try repeating the affirmations before bed, while lying in bed, or even upon waking up in the morning.
Before long you’ll be sleeping better, feeling more relaxed and ready to take on the day!
How Long Does It Take For Sleep Affirmations To Work?
Sleep affirmations can take up to a few weeks, or even months in some cases, to become effective.
It’s important to be consistent and persistent with your sleep affirmation practice, as it may take time for the power of positive thinking to take effect.
You should start by creating a set of personalized sleep affirmations that speak directly to your own goals and concerns about sleeping.
You’ll need to dedicate some time each day—not just on the nights when you have difficulty falling asleep—to repeat these sleep affirmations aloud and focus on them with intention.
If possible, try to recite your sleep affirmations just before settling down for bed in order for them to be most effective.
Having said that, you can also use your sleep affirmations while you’re doing other activities, such as morning meditation or going for a walk.
Remember to be patient with yourself. Your journey of improved sleep may require some trial and error, so don’t become discouraged if progress isn’t immediate.
Over time, using positive and encouraging sleep affirmations can help you feel more relaxed, confident and ultimately get a better night’s rest.
How Do You Fall Asleep To Affirmations?
Falling asleep to affirmations is a great way to prime your subconscious mind for success. To get the most out of this practice, it’s important to follow some key steps to ensure you can settle into a deep and restful sleep.
First, find yourself in a comfortable position – either lying down flat on your back or with one pillow supporting your head and neck. Close your eyes and take several deep breaths as you focus on releasing any tension in your body.
Once relaxed, start reciting positive affirmations silently or aloud, depending on what feels best for you. You can choose general affirmations about relaxation and peacefulness such as “I am relaxed”, “I am at peace” or “My body is completely relaxed”.
You can also choose affirmations that relate to sleep specifically, such as “I am at ease and I will fall asleep easily” or “My worries are melting away and I can drift off into a peaceful sleep.”
Remember to repeat the affirmations slowly, taking time in between to acknowledge and appreciate each one. Allow yourself to really sink into the words and their meaning.
With practice you should find that your body is more relaxed and ready for bed – which will in turn make it easier for you to fall asleep quickly.
Positive Affirmations For Night Time
Here are some peaceful bedtime affirmations. I would suggest memorizing a few of the longer motivational quotes to repeat while awake and going about your day.
I’d suggest you reserve the shorter positive nighttime affirmations for when you can’t sleep.
Select a few of them from the list below.
- Sleep is inviting.
- Sleep says come rest for a while.
- Sleep is my friend.
- Sleep is here.
- Sleep wraps me in a warm embrace.
- Sleep gives me rest.
- Rest is delightful.
- Sleep is kind.
- Sleep is loving.
- Sleep is meeting me here.
- Sleep says nothing to fear.
- Sleep says Welcome.
- Sleep says Come with Me.
- Sleep says Come Join Me.
- Sleep says Spend some time here.
- Sleep says Stay and rest a while.
- Sleep says I’m here.
- Sleep says Rest with me here.
- Sleep says come to me.
- My body knows how much sleep it needs.
- My body wants to sleep.
- Sleep says come.
- Sleep is waiting to help me rest.
- sleep feels so good.
- Sleep attends me now.
- I receive the gifts of sleep, rest and peace.
- My body knows when it needs more sleep.
- I give it what it needs.
- My body rests deeply and peacefully.
- Sleep invites me in, as I fall deeply asleep .
- I like the feeling of my blankets.
- My mind controls my breathing.
- I’m safe and secure in this bed.
- I am protected and cared for as I sleep deeply.
- Sleep is a wonderful friend, waiting to hold me close.
- Sleep greets me with comfort and peace as I fall asleep.
- Sleep nurtures my body with rest so that it may feel renewed, refreshed, restored the next day when I wake up.
- My heart beats slower and deeper, slower and deeper.
- Sleep relaxes my whole body.
- My thoughts are peaceful and calm as I drift off.
- I know I will wake up in the morning with a sense of clarity and purpose.
- Everything is well in my world as I sleep deeply.
- Sleep embraces me.
- My body is calm and relaxed.
- This room is full of restful energy.
- My body is ready to fall asleep now in peaceful slumber, free from stress or worry .
- My mind relaxes, releasing stress, worries, and concerns .
- My thoughts are a soothing mix of relaxation and restoration .
- Sleep comes easily as I close my eyes .
- This bed holds only peaceful memories filled with serenity and harmony for me…as I drift off to sleep…and into sweet dreams… <– this one works 🙂
- My mind remains restful.
- Sleep says notice me.
- The best is yet to come.
- I don’t need much sleep to feel rested.
- I am fully rested and refreshed, ready to face another day.
- My body knows that I need rest and sleep.
- My heart is at ease as I fall asleep.
- Sleep comes quickly because my mind is calm and relaxed.
- As I drift off to sleep…I feel safe and secure in this bed, surrounded by the healing power of sleep.
- I release any concerns or worries about tomorrow.
- My body feels weightless as it floats into a deep, peaceful slumber. <– Works well 🙂
- Rest comes to me in abundance.
- I’m deeply rejuvenated as I get a good night’s sleep.
- My whole body is at peace, floating in healing sleep .
- Sleep surrounds me with comfort and safety.
- Sleep releases my mind from any worries or concerns that might come into my thoughts during the day.
- My mind is free to relax and unwind as I go to sleep . <– works well too 🙂
- Decisions about how much sleep I need are taken away from me– I don’t worry anymore about that… <— nice! 😀
- Only peaceful thoughts remain in my mind as I fall asleep.
- I am so grateful for the gift of sleep.
- My dreams bring me a sense of renewal and inspiration each morning when I wake up.
- My body is a temple of peace and tranquility.
- I am safe, peaceful, and calm as I fall asleep.
- I release all stress from my mind. My mind is free to simply rest.
- I meet peace at the edge of sleep.
- I freely accept the gifts you offer to me, o slumber…A clear mind and a healthy body.
Benefits Of Deep Sleep (REM Sleep):
According to WebMD, REM cycle starts approximately 90 minutes after you fall asleep.
This is when you body recovers the most and builds new neural pathways in your brain.
During the REM sleep cycles your blood pressure will lower and your heart rate decreases.
Deep sleep induction is necessary for proper cognitive function. (A quick note, if you are reading this any other place than on Confidence Reboot, it has been copied.)
Other Solutions To Consider If You Have A Hard Time Going To Sleep
Bedtime Routine Tweaks That Can Help
Blue Light Before Bedtime: Limit your exposure to blue light that comes from screens, tv’s and the like.
If you are using a computer, consider switching on the “nightlight” setting, which changes the screen to more of a red-orange color and eliminates the highly engaging, neurologically stimulating blue light.
Wind Down by Getting on a Clear Sleep Schedule: For best results, try to establish a routine that allows you to disconnect from stressors before you go to sleep.
Make sure that you are going to bed with a positive frame of mind. Carefully carve out your nighttime routine in a way that allows you shed any negative energy, and so you can settle into the present moment.
Binaural Beats: Binaural beats with REM Delta deep sleep induction is one of my favorites.
I recommend the bundles you can get from BrainWave binaural beats on the app stores.
Headphones for Sleep: These headphones are soft, loud enough for them to mute any snoring or sounds around you, and the battery life will last me a couple of nights, and the price is less than a visit to a restaurant.
The Subconscious Mind, Sleep Cycles, and the Gut
The negative thought patterns and noise in your head can be a sign of anxiety, and a mental health professionals may be able to help you make positive changes so you can achieve restful sleep.
But, there are other things to explore first. but before you endeavor down that road, I want to share some things that have worked for me.
I’ve come to believe that not all anxiety is happening between our ears. If you look at yourself when you were a teenager, did you have trouble sleeping? Most likely not. So, what has changed?
A big thing that has changed for all of us in the past couple of decades is diet.
We don’t usually make the connection, but if you aren’t sleeping I want you to start thinking gut health. An acquaintance of mine told me he didn’t sleep for nearly a year.
He said he finally found out he was intolerant to all kinds of things in his diet. Once he cut those out, he sleeps like a baby.
Lately, I’ve been doing a vegetarian, gluten free diet 2-3 days per week, and it has transformed my energy levels and sleep for that matter.
I wish you all the best in your mental and physical health journey!