What Type of Sleep Meditation is Best for You?
Depending on your sleep issue, one style of meditation may be better than another. Learn about the types, and find your preferred guided meditation on BetterSleep.
- Hypnosis to fall asleep faster. Hypnosis is a trance-like state that leaves the mind relaxed and open to suggestion. It’s proven to help people sleep better. Self-guided, or autohypnosis, is a strategy that allows you to suggest to yourself that you will fall asleep faster at night. You can work with a trained therapist first and then switch to autohypnosis or use guided programs on the app.
- Lucid dreaming. A lucid dream is one in which you are aware of not being awake. Some people can even control events while lucid dreaming. Meditation to achieve this state involves testing reality and focusing on a mantra of dream awareness. People who meditate regularly have more lucid dreams.
- Meditation to beat insomnia. Any type of regular meditation, or sleep meditation music, will reduce insomnia and lead to better sleep. Some studies suggest that a focus on deep, paced breathing is especially useful in managing insomnia.
Meditation for tinnitus relief. The constant ringing or buzzing caused by tinnitus can trigger a range of sleeping problems. Astudy of tinnitus patients found that a mindfulness program worked better than relaxation therapy in reducing the severity of