25 Calming Bedtime Affirmations to Help You Drift Off to Sleep

25 Calming Bedtime Affirmations to Help You Drift Off to Sleep

Aww, sleep, the chance to rest and recharge, to switch off and to dream. No wonder it’s one of my favourite activities, even if it is mandatory! 

Unfortunately, sometimes sleep can elude us, especially if we’re carrying the weight of the day to bed with us. When sleep escapes us or our minds are too hectic, affirmations can help.

Although I’m better known for my kick-start the day, lift you up, morning affirmations – I’m also well aware of how helpful affirmations can be with winding you down and guiding you on your way to dreamland (the actual land of dreams, that is, not the bed retailer) 

Repeating bedtime affirmations can help you calm your mind, challenge self-doubt and even enhance your confidence. In fact, reciting them immediately before sleep is a particularly potent time for reconfiguring your subconscious mind1.

And we all know a good night’s sleep is, well, good for you. Not only is it great for your health and well-being, but it will positively impact the next day too.  

Top Tips for Using Bedtime Affirmations:

  • I have given you 25 bedtime affirmations to choose from below – allow me to stress the ‘to choose from’ part. It’s too much to recite all 25. Pick only the ones that resonate with you the most, and feel free to amend them to fit you even better. I’d suggest saying around 5 each night, but adjust the amount to what feels suitable for you.
  • Repeat each of the affirmations you select a few times. I’d recommend saying them on rotation rather than repeating the same statement over and over, e.g. rather than I choose calm, I choose calm, I choose calm, I choose peace, I choose peace, I choose peace; do it this way: I choose calm, I choose peace, I choose calm, I choose peace etc.  
  • Visualise what each of the statements means to you. Really internalise the message.  
  • Make sure your bedtime environment is a place of rest and relaxation. You can discover my tips for this here
  • Add soothing background music if you’d like (instrumental only)
  • Give the process time; rewiring established thought patterns isn’t instant.
  • End with gratitude. A study by the University of Manchester2 concluded that gratitude led to more positive thoughts at bedtime, which related to falling asleep faster and having a more restful sleep. Try adding ‘I am Thankful for…’ ‘I am Grateful for…’ to the end of your chosen bedtime affirmations.

For more tips on using affirmations, click here.

Repeating affirmations at bedtime can help you drift off to sleep

Now you’re armed with the best way to use them, here are the affirmations…

25 Calming Affirmations to Help You Drift Off to Sleep

  1. I did my best today
  2. I am grateful for today’s lessons
  3. I focus on the present moment, what is gone is gone, and what will be will be
  4. I let go of what I can’t control
  5. I’ve done enough; I am enough
  6. I choose calm; I choose peace
  7. My mind, body and spirit are worthy of rest 
  8. I breathe deeply and slowly
  9. Sleep is coming
  10. I will awake tomorrow with new strength
  11. I embrace rest and welcome sleep
  12. Everything will be ok
  13. I am ready to recharge
  14. I am in a safe space to sleep
  15. I choose inner peace over worry
  16. I heal through sleep
  17. I choose thoughts that feel better
  18. I forgive myself. I am human
  19. Sleep comes naturally to me
  20. I celebrate the progress I made today
  21. I am ready to rest
  22. Every breath I take brings me closer to sleep
  23. I let sleep come to me
  24. I release all tension from my body
  25. My day is done

Your Bedtime Affirmation Printable

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To help you record your favourites, please feel free to download and print this affirmation card. Pin it by your bed, place it on your bedside table and use it to recite the affirmations that resonate the most with you! 


Recommended: 12 Natural Ways to Regain Control of Your Sleep-Wake Cycle

25 Calming Bedtime Affirmations to Help You Drift Off to Sleep.  Helpful positive affirmations and mantras to calm your mind and end the day well.  Includes a free printable affirmation card for you to record your favourites.  Improve your sleep care here!
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Source References:

  1. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mind-wellness-awareness/201211/affirmations
  2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19073292/ 

I hope you like my bedtime affirmations. Do you currently use affirmations to help you sleep? Were you aware that they could help with this? Do you have any favourite sleep affirmations of your own? Whatever you’d like to say – or ask – please leave me a comment in the box below. I’m happy to help and I always love to hear from you!

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