As a meditation teacher one of the questions I am asked more than any other is “How can I cure insomnia with meditation.”
Perhaps it’s not surprising that I am asked this question so frequently. Forty-Eight percent of people are reported to suffer from occassional insomnia and 22% suffer from insomnia every night. That’s a staggering statistic.
Thankfully, there are powerful mantras for good sleep and mantras for curing insomnia. Before we get to those though, let’s take a look at the basics of creating the right atmosphere for mantra recitation.
The right atmosphere for using mantras for good sleep and insomnia
If you want to use mantras correctly in order to get to sleep then you first need to do a few things to get in the right frame of mind. Make sure you’ve got the following basics covered before using the mantras.
Quiet: Trust me, I know it can be hard to find a quiet spot sometimes, but there are something you can do to make sure your bedroom is as quiet as possible. Just make sure the windows and doors are closed and that there aren’t any unnecessary distractions in the environment.
Get stuff done: It’s a lot easier to go to sleep at night if you haven’t got extra stresses on your mind. Personally, when I wake up in the morning I tell myself that I’m going to earn a good night sleep. I write a list of the things that might prevent me from sleeping (like work related issues for instance) and get them done so that, by the time I go to sleep I don’t have those same things on my mind.
Meditate: Using mantras for good sleep and for curing insomnia is more powerful if you have a somewhat calm state of mind to begin with. Meditate at least once in the day time for at least ten minutes.
Clean environment: It’s harder to get to sleep when your room and house aren’t tidy, plus, who likes going to sleep when they know they have to do the dishes in the morning? No one. Clean the house even though it’s boring and you’ll get to sleep easier at night.
Get it off your chest: Sometimes when I go to bed at night there’s something I wish I had said to someone. Maybe you’ve had an argument or you’ve forgotten to tell somebody something. If it’s not too late, say whatever is on your mind to whoever you need to say it to. If it’s too late, write it on a piece of paper and promise yourself you’ll say it tomorrow.
Exercise: Goes without saying right? Just do a little exercise so you’re actually tired when you go to bed.
Mantras for good sleep and insomnia
Over the coming pages we’ll be looking at many different mantras for sleep and insomnia, which come from all different cultures (traditional English mantras, Buddhist, Hindu and more). Click through to the next page to discover the mantras for sleep and insomnia.