Having a good night’s sleep is crucial for physical and mental health. Yet, studies show that many adults across the US have trouble falling asleep. (1)
Fortunately, there are many ways to improve sleep. First, it is mandatory to adopt healthy habits such as eating healthy foods, working out regularly, and going to bed at the right time.
Besides healthy habits, reciting some positive sleep affirmations before bedtime is also helpful to deal with sleep disorders. Bedtime affirmations have helped many people get a good night’s rest.

What Are Positive Sleep Affirmations?

Positive sleep affirmations or bedtime affirmations are quotes, brief expressions, or words you can use to put yourself in a positive mental state. These affirmations help in eliminating any negative thoughts in your mind. Bedtime affirmations will guide your mind to a peaceful state of mind, allowing you to relax, fall asleep easily and enjoy a good night’s sleep.

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How Do Bedtime Affirmations work?

Ever heard the saying, “Your mind is a garden; your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers, or you can grow weeds.” Your thoughts before sleeping will determine if you will have a good night’s sleep or not. Research suggests that having positive thoughts before bedtime will allow you to have quality sleep compared to having negative thoughts. (2)

Our minds continue operating even when we are asleep. Therefore, your mind will process whatever you feed it before nighttime. These positive thoughts will suppress any negative thoughts and bring you peace.

If you do something repeatedly, it tends to become a part of you. Therefore, if you train your mind to focus on positive things, you will always believe in things that positively serve you. Hence bedtime affirmations will benefit you if they are positive and if you believe in them. I firmly believe that if you give out positive energy, you will receive positive energy. Therefore, if you go to bed with a positive mindset, chances are you will have a good night’s sleep and have a positive attitude in the morning.

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Bedtime affirmations for a good night’s sleep

Bedtime affirmations

1. I am grateful for today
2. I release anything that didn’t go as planned.
3. I release all the stress of the day.
4. I am getting ready to close my eyes.
5. I embrace rest and welcome peaceful sleep.
6. I give myself permission to do nothing but rest.
7. May my sleep be calm and peaceful.
8. I permit myself to put down my fears and concerns.
9. May I wake up with a restored mind and body.
10. My mind is quiet. Sleep will come soon.
11. As I lay down, I release all the negative emotions.
12. I am letting go of my problems and frustrations.
13. My body is relaxed.14. I am grateful for the abundance I receive every day.
15. I forgive everyone and fall asleep with a clean heart.
16. I am settled and cozy.
17. I choose to stay positive.
18. I inhale peace. I exhale all the negativity.
19. I did my best today.
20. I am allowing every part of my body to relax.

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21. My muscles are relaxed.
22. I let go of what I can’t control.
23. I release all negativity.
24. As my eyes are closing, I will enjoy undisturbed quality sleep.
25. I am growing, learning, and excited about tomorrow.
26. I am healthy. I will appreciate my body and mind with a good night’s sleep.
27. My mind is exhausted. I am letting go of today. I will shine again tomorrow.
28. I choose to relax and rest.
29. I sleep over worries and stress.
30. I am proud of what I have done today.
31. I am a beautiful being. I deserve a restful night’s sleep.
32. Great things come after a good night’s sleep.
33. I am disconnected from everything around me
34. I will let all the anxiety and worries go.
35. I deserve a good night’s sleep.
36. I am grateful for all the opportunities today.
37. I have earned my rest for tonight.
38. I dedicate this time to rejuvenation.
39. I will rest now. Tomorrow I will achieve more.
40. It is the perfect time for sleep.

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Final thoughts

A proper night’s sleep rejuvenates your mind, body, and spirit; and makes your mornings wonderful as you will be re-energized and refreshed. Reciting soothing words can be a powerful way to free your mind from stressful thoughts of the day and put you in a state of mind that allows you to fall asleep quickly. I believe that these sleep affirmations can help you ease your bedtime struggles.

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References

  1. 1 in 3 adults don’t get enough sleep | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC
  2. The Association of Optimism with Sleep Duration and Quality: Findings from the Coronary Artery Risk and Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study: Behavioral Medicine: Vol 46, No 2 (tandfonline.com)

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Hermione M.

My name is Hermione. I am the founder of WomenH and I write about women's health, wellness, mental health, and personal growth. I created this platform to inspire women to take care of themselves mentally, physically, and emotionally to become their best selves. Thank you for stopping by.

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