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10 Best BetterSleep Meditations for Sleep

by BetterSleep
May 21 • 4 min read
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Some people can easily fall asleep at night without having to put in effort. For others, this may be a rare occurrence. You may have to go through a process before your body finally succumbs to sleep.

Fortunately, there are some things you can do to solve your sleeping problems.

How to Make Yourself Fall Asleep

There are different things you can do to help you sleep at night. When practicing these things, be sure to be consistent and form a habit. This will create better results.

Perfect your sleep environment.

Your sleep environment is the condition of the room you choose to sleep in. Always make sure your sleep environment is welcoming for rest. This includes things like your:

  • Mattress
  • Bedding
  • Pillows
  • Lighting
  • Room temperature
  • Sound

Make sure all of these things are set to maximize your comfort.

Cool yourself down.

The body naturally cools you down when you lie down and heats up when you’re standing. If your body is too hot, it can make it difficult for you to rest. If this is you, try lowering your room temperature. Taking showers before bed is another way to regulate your body temperature.

Form a sleep schedule.

Going to sleep and waking up at the same time every day will help you sleep easily. People who have varying bedtimes tend to have more difficulty falling asleep.

Meditating for Sleep

Guided sleep meditation can help you clear your mind of negative thoughts and worries before you go to sleep. This opens your body to relaxation. When meditating, the goal is to shift your mind from negativity to positivity.

During meditation, you should control your breathing and body movements. Meditation can help:

  • Lower your heart rate
  • Decrease stress and anxiety
  • Prepare the body for rest
  • Promote calmness
  • Fight insomnia

Best Sleep Meditations

Choosing the best sleep meditation can be overwhelming. To better assist you, here are 10 good meditations you can find on the BetterSleep app.

These meditations include a body scan. Body scans are great for taking your mind away from your thoughts and directing it to the physical sensations you feel in your body. These are great for calming your body down so you can rest:

  • Surrender to Sleep
  • Complete Release Body Scan
  • 10-minute Body Scan

Relaxing the mind is the first thing you should do if you’re having trouble sleeping. Here are some good meditations to help:

  • Letting Go of Your Day
  • Mindfulness Meditation for Sleep
  • Anger Release Meditation

Visualization practices can help you sleep at night by expanding your ability to focus on calm and peaceful thoughts. Here are some good ones:

  • Tranquil Lakeside Journey
  • Tropical Moonlight Visualization
  • Chakra Release
  • Northern Lights Visualization
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