Sleep affirmations are a great way to focus your mind on the sleep process and let go of the day. We have compiled a list of the most powerful affirmations for manifesting a good night’s sleep, and we are offering them to you absolutely free!
If you suffer from sleep anxiety or insomnia, these affirmations will help you regain power over your thoughts and your sleep. When used with good sleep hygiene habits, these affirmations assist your mind and body to relax and drift off to sleep. Speak these affirmations to yourself before your sleep time at night and see the results for yourself.
Affirmations are most potent when they hold meaning to you personally. That’s why we invite you to add your own affirmations to this list, so you feel that you are in control of your sleep. When adding your own sleep affirmations, follow the guidelines below. Keep your own personal affirmations simple, emotive, and powerful. The subconscious brain appreciates brevity, so choose clear and concise words.
Give yourself permission to get a good night’s sleep, and you will wake up feeling rejuvenated and energised in the morning!
How to use sleep affirmations:
Start with a goal
In this case, we have an easy to define goal – Get to Sleep! Keep this goal in mind as much as you possibly can while you speak the affirmations. You might like to visualise your goal between each affirmation to keep you aligned with your purpose.
You must believe
Suspend disbelief while you speak these affirmations. Honestly believe the things that you are saying and speak them as fact rather than a wish. This can take some practice but the more you do it, the better you will get.
Use emotion and visualisation
Affirmations work best when you engage your emotions. Feel each affirmation deeply as you speak it to yourself, and really explore those feelings. Feel the calm and relaxation all through your body.
Pro tip: If you are struggling with believing and feeling the affirmation, start with imaging how it would feel if it were true. For instance, if the affirmation was ‘I sleep deeply,’ but your clever brain is in the background saying ‘no, I don’t,’ flip it around and feel the feelings you would feel if you did sleep deeply. You may also like to try distancing yourself and just imagine what a person who does sleep deeply feels like. Use this technique until your rational brain actually believes the affirmation.
Affirm. Sleep. Repeat.
The best part of affirmations is that the more you do them, the better they work for you. So, keep saying your sleep affirmations at night for at least three weeks, then evaluate how your sleep has changed. Journalling or keeping a sleep journal is a great way to track your progress
Speak in first person and present tense
Affirmations are you speaking to you, and should always be expressed in the first person. There is no power in the phrase ‘people sleep deeply,’ but if you change that to ‘I sleep deeply’, you will instantly shift your vibration. Speaking in present tense is a foundation of affirmations because it tells your mind that you have it now rather than want it in the future. There can be exceptions to this rule, as morning-focused affirmations are intrinsically in future tense; i.e. ‘I will wake up tomorrow feeling refreshed.’
Speak in the positive
Since all the affirmations here are in the positive, this tip is to guide you in constructing a few of your own personalised sleep affirmations. Always speak the things that you want to manifest. If you struggle with waking up during the night, your perfect affirmation would be ‘I sleep soundly all night,’ and not, ‘I won’t wake up at 3 am.’ If you said the latter, all your brain would hear is ‘wake up at 3 am!’
Out loud or in your mind?
Whether you repeat the affirmation aloud or in your head is a personal preference. If you are new to affirmations, we suggest starting with speaking out loud. That way, your mind knows you mean business! Sleep affirmations need to be carried out in a silent, peaceful environment. If you can speak these affirmations with intent, in your mind, while your body is still, your body will know it is time to rest. Many people find mouthing the words or whispering softly is the best way to use sleep affirmations. Try out different ways and see what works for you.
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Please note: This article is not to be used as medical advice. Speak to a medical professional if you are concerned about your sleep. Affirmations should complement any existing sleep medications or aids recommenced by your doctor, not replace them.