Affirmations can be used to help you sleep, both before and during your slumber. I’m going to give you a list of sleep affirmations that are useful before bedtime, as well as some that can be said during your relaxation period as you prepare for a good night’s rest.
What are sleep affirmations?
Sleep affirmations are a way to help you get to sleep by focusing on positive thoughts. They can be used to counteract negative thoughts that keep you awake at night. Sleep affirmations can be simple statements, such as “I am relaxed and sleepy,” or more specific ones related to your worries or concerns. By repeating these statements to yourself before bed, you can train your mind to focus on positive thoughts that will help you relax and fall asleep.
25 Sleep affirmations to help you relax and drift off
People often underestimate the importance of sleep. Sleep is crucial for your physical and mental health. Lack of sleep can lead to all sorts of problems, including decreased productivity, irritability, and weight gain.
Getting a good night’s sleep doesn’t have to be difficult. You can improve your chances of getting a good night’s sleep by using affirmations before bed. Here are 25 sleep affirmations to help you relax and drift off:
1. I am relaxed and at peace.
2. I am safe and protected while I sleep.
3. I am getting the rest my body needs.
4. My mind is calm and relaxed.
5. I am releasing all stress and anxiety from my body and mind.
6. I am ready for a good night’s sleep.
7. My body is falling asleep and I am getting ready for a good night’s sleep.
8. I am drifting off to sleep and feeling safe and protected as I do so.
9. I am getting the best sleep of my life!
10. I am rested and refreshed as I wake up in the morning.
11. I feel energized and ready to tackle tomorrow’s challenges with ease.
12. My sleep is healing my body and enhancing my health.
13. I am now ready to go back to work and be productive again.
14. When I wake up in the morning, I feel refreshed and energized for my day ahead!
15. I am now ready to face the challenges of my day without feeling fatigued.
16. My body is now ready to sleep again and I have no more need for a nap!
17. I can now fall asleep in the middle of the day and still be able to sleep well at night!
18. My body is now ready for another hour or two of restful sleep.
19. All of my stress, anxiety, and depression have disappeared!
20. My body feels younger and refreshed every time I wake up in the morning!
21. I fall asleep easily and wake up refreshed.
22. I can now sleep through the night without interruption! 23. My sleep is deep, restful, and refreshing.
24. I am finally sleeping soundly at night, with no more nightmares! 25. I can now sleep through the night without interruption!
More Sleep Affirmations and Tips
I am at peace with the world and myself.
Only then can you live in peace. This affirmation is designed to help you understand who you are and what you want out of life. You’ll also need to be open to what others have to say about the world, and about your place in it.
You must have a realistic view of the world in order to fully understand yourself and your relationship with the people around you. Don’t expect perfection in yourself or in others – they may not be able to give it, as much as they might want to.
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, because that’s how we learn best. Understand that life is not always perfect, but there are ways we can make our lives better by taking action and making changes where possible.
I welcome sound sleep in my life.
The first thing you can do to improve your sleep is to start changing your thoughts about sleep. The more you value sleep, the better you will sleep. Sleep is absolutely essential to good health and well-being.
During sleep, your body has a chance to recover from the day–to rest and repair itself and get ready for the next day.
Sleep is a natural process; you don’t have to struggle with it or try hard to make it happen—it just happens when it happens, especially if you relax and let go of any worries or concerns that might be keeping you awake.
Another way of letting go of worries or concerns is by focusing on your breathing rather than trying to fall asleep when in bed at night.
Focusing on something simple like breathing in and out will help distract you from worries and help bring about healthy natural sleep.
I’ve done my best today and that’s enough.
Take a moment to reflect on what you have accomplished today. You would be surprised at how much you did, even if it doesn’t seem like much. Your victories don’t need to be huge ones, but they are victories all the same.
Sometimes we get so caught up in our daily lives that we forget to give ourselves credit for all the things we do accomplish.
We don’t need to compare ourselves to others, and often times this just makes us feel worse about ourselves. Remind yourself of your victories, big and small.
Give yourself permission to rest, because chances are you’ve done more than enough today! Be proud of what you have done instead of focusing on the things you still want or need to do.
I rest well knowing that my body is restoring itself.
Sleep is a natural time for your body to repair itself from the stresses of everyday life. Sleep deprivation, on the other hand, can have serious consequences if left unaddressed. Getting enough sleep is important because it helps restore and rejuvenate your body.
You may not know this, but sleep has been proven to be one of the most powerful strategies for boosting mental performance! Your mind is so powerful that your thoughts can actually affect your physical health and well-being.
Imagine what would happen if you got enough sleep each night: Your brain would function at optimal levels (making you more productive during waking hours), and you wouldn’t need caffeine to get through the day (resulting in fewer headaches or bouts of stomach upset) and you’d have more energy overall!
In short, good sleep hygiene can improve every aspect of your life by making sure that when you’re awake – whether at home or work – are fully rested so that all systems go!
I am calm, relaxed, and happy.
Yes—and you’ll be amazed at how quickly your mind relaxes.
- Allowing positive thoughts to flow through you is one of the keys to a good night’s sleep. Let go of any negative thoughts and focus instead on images, words, or phrases that make you feel calm and peaceful.
- Remembering a happy time in your life may help take your mind off stressful situations. Or imagine yourself in a place that makes you feel comfortable, relaxed, and safe—the beach or some other tranquil setting.
- Relaxation techniques like deep breathing or even prayer can help ease out some of the tension in your body and relieve stress so it’s easier to fall asleep.
I release all thoughts of worry and relax fully.
What if you could let go of all stress, anxiety, and worry?
What if you could truly relax your mind and body?
What if you could be fully present in the moment and experience life to its fullest?
Imagine how much better this would make you feel. Imagine how much happier you would be. And imagine how much more productive you would become. All of these things are possible by simply referring to your sleep affirmations nightly. When used correctly, they will train your mind to focus on the positive and help rid yourself of the negative thoughts that keep you up at night. They can also teach you to breathe deeply so that your body naturally relaxes into a state of deep slumber.
1 Get rid of any electronics in your bedroom: phones, laptops, books…anything that keeps your mind active or stimulated.
The day is done, and it is time to sleep peacefully.
The world will not fall apart if you don’t do everything right the first time. If there are things that are worrying you during the day, you can let them go when you go to bed. Sleep is a way to recharge your batteries and get ready for what is coming tomorrow. Even problems that seem important in the daytime can be addressed better after a good night’s rest, so relax and sleep peacefully. You deserve it!
I have faith that everything will work out fine tomorrow.
> “I am in a peaceful, trusting relationship with myself and others.” — Louise Hay
When we say “faith,” there are two things that come to mind: religion and hope. But faith is actually different from both of these concepts. When you trust in something, you believe it will work out despite not having any evidence that it will.
For example, if you have faith in the universe or your own abilities, you can work toward something without pushing yourself too hard or getting frustrated when things don’t go your way. There’s an innate knowingness that everything will turn out right in the end—and it helps!
Faith has been linked to positive feelings and improved psychological health by decreasing anxiety and stress levels and increasing happiness overall. You can have faith that tomorrow will be a beautiful day or that this project will succeed despite some setbacks along the way.
Positive affirmations about faith strengthen your belief system, which then strengthens your mind-body connection so they can help with physical healing as well!
No problem can keep me awake at night.
Although it may feel like a big problem, there is no problem in this world that can keep you awake at night. You will always sleep well and enjoy deep rest, no matter the difficulties of your day. The body needs to sleep for health and healing, so nothing will keep you from getting what you need.
My mind relaxes in the quiet darkness.
You are in a quiet, peaceful place. Your body is relaxed and your mind is calm. You’ve had a full day, and you’re happy to relax and rest now. Sleep is a gift, and you look forward to getting plenty of it. You welcome sleep tonight with gratitude.
You feel contented to be alive right now. You have many things to be thankful for—work, relationships, laughter, sunshine, food, adventures…and the list goes on! Despite any challenges you may face right now, there are so many reasons why life is wonderful and worthy of celebration tonight.
The night is peaceful and beautiful as you lie down to rest. The moon shines through the window while all around you things fall silent as all living creatures seek the peace of sleep. Let go of your worries for now; the world will be there when you wake up tomorrow morning with renewed energy.
I give myself the gift of rest.
Sleep is a precious, precious thing. It’s not even something you can buy (at least, not legally). That’s why we need to cherish it and appreciate every moment we get to experience it. Our bodies aren’t built for constant output, so we might as well be thankful for sleep—a natural way to take a break and reset our systems. Think about how amazing it feels when you’re able to grab an extra few hours of sleep on the weekend or squeeze in a nap during the week? Doing so means your body is getting exactly what it needs; plus, studies have shown that people who sleep more are happier.
It is easy for me to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Sleep affirmations are about helping you relax and fall asleep, as well as staying that way throughout the night. By using them regularly, and training your brain to think a certain way when you’re going to bed and trying to sleep, you can train yourself to relax more easily.
You can also tell yourself positive things about being able to fall asleep easily and stay that way through the night. A reminder of why it’s important that you fall asleep and stay sleeping will help you get a good night’s rest every time.
Before bed, I let go of all worry or anxiety.
Don’t allow yourself to be held hostage by your own thoughts. Take a deep breath, and let go of all work thoughts, family worries, or any other anxiety you may have accumulated over the course of the day. Give yourself permission to rest.
Some people find it helpful to write down their worries before bedtime, and then put them aside until the morning. If you’re one of those people, I encourage you to do that before saying this affirmation tonight.
Tomorrow I will wake up refreshed and alert.
As you fall asleep, repeat “Tomorrow I will wake up refreshed and alert.” Have this thought at the forefront of your mind as your body begins to slow down and relax.
It’s inevitable that you may have to deal with a lot of things in the morning. There may be an important client meeting, work due date, or other pressing issue waiting for you when you wake up. While it can be tempting to stay awake at night worrying about these things, try to let them go and focus on sleep instead.
Getting a restful night’s sleep so that you can face these challenges is far more important than spending hours worrying about them in bed.
Just thinking positive thoughts will not change your life if they remain only thoughts in your head. To reap the benefits of positive thinking, affirmations need to become part of who we are and how we live our lives every day and night—starting tonight!
I fall asleep easily and wake up refreshed.
You can physically relax by:
- Drinking a glass of warm milk or herbal tea with honey. Chamomile, valerian, and lavender are especially soothing to the mind and body. Use lemon balm if you are restless.
- Take a bath in warm water for about 20 minutes. This helps lower body temperature, which is conducive to falling asleep.
- Avoid eating and drinking too much before bedtime as both can cause indigestion and keep you awake at night.
You can mentally relax by:
- Practicing deep breathing exercises – slow, steady inhalations and exhalations that engage the diaphragm (the abdominal muscle). Do this until you feel your breathing is back to a normal rhythm. Several deep breaths should do it!
- Trying guided meditation – there are many YouTube videos available on this topic that might help you focus your energy on relaxing thoughts instead of worrying ones.
I welcome serenity and peace
Imagine for a moment that your life is like an ocean. Like the ocean, it ebbs and flows. Sometimes it goes calm, sometimes it is full of waves crashing against each other, and sometimes it is tranquil with only a gentle ripple.
Your mind can be like water too: Sometimes when things are going well, you feel peaceful and relaxed. Sometimes when something happens that causes worry or stress or anger, you tend to lose your equanimity.
If you wish to experience serenity in your life, imagine the ocean on a day when its waves go silent, smooth, and serene as they drift in perfect harmony. Imagine how pleasant that must be…
Peace and serenity come from within yourself; they cannot be bought with cash money or material possessions. When you have both peace and serenity in your life then you will experience inner contentment that will rub off on others around you, who might find their lives similarly enhanced by this feeling of wellbeing that comes from within oneself
My body is relaxed and my mind is calm.
“Every muscle in my body is relaxed. My mind is calm and I am ready to rest. I am happy that sleep is a priority for me because it allows my body to repair itself. When I wake up tomorrow morning, I will feel rejuvenated and refreshed, ready for the day ahead of me.”
In our busy world, a good night’s sleep can be hard to come by—making it all the more important to prioritize when you do manage to get eight hours of shut-eye. For those nights when your brain just won’t shut off, these affirmations can help you get into a meditative state so you can catch some valuable Zs.
You can fall asleep with positive thoughts in your head instead of stress or fear.
You spend 1/3 of your life sleeping. What if you could start and end each night with positive thoughts?
To create a more positive mindset, try these:
- Make a gratitude list. What are the things you’re grateful for? Who are the people you’re thankful for? Showing gratitude can help retrain your brain to think positively.
- Smile at yourself in the mirror. Smiling releases natural pain relievers and mood elevators in your body, which helps reduce stress and promotes relaxation.
Here are some examples of affirmations that might help you relax before sleep:
- “I am thankful for my amazing life”
- “My future is bright and filled with happiness”
By filling your mind with positive thoughts before bed, you can sleep better at night!
How to use sleep affirmations
Sleep affirmations are a type of positive affirmation that can be used to help promote better sleep. By repeating positive statements about sleep regularly, you can begin to retrain your mind to focus on the positive aspects of sleep and lull yourself into a more restful slumber. There are many different ways to use sleep affirmations, but some of the most common include writing them down, saying them out loud, or thinking them in your head. Choose the method that works best for you and stick with it!
How Sleep Affirmations Can Help Improve Your Sleep Quality
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to improve your sleep, try using sleep affirmations. These are positive statements that you repeat to yourself before bed, such as “I am calm and peaceful,” or “I am in control of my sleep.” According to studies, using sleep affirmations can help improve your quality of sleep, increase the length of your REM cycle, and decrease anxiety.
The key to a successful affirmation—or any kind of positive thinking—is repetition. The more you practice these affirmations, the more their power will start to work for you. And as always, keep track of how you’re doing with a sleep journal.