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Explore our mindfulness and meditation practices and resources for sleep to develop a working plan for those times when you need extra help falling or staying asleep.

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Nearly a quarter of Americans struggle to get the daily recommended 7-8 hours of sleep. Mindfulness is one of the best natural ways to support healthy, deep sleep.

How Does Mindfulness & Meditation Help Us Sleep?

Mindfulness and meditation for sleep includes techniques, practices, and tools to relieve the conditions that most often keep us awake.

The body and the mind require relaxation in order to go to sleep. Usually by the end of the day, we’re mentally and physically tired, which allows us to naturally fall into a deep, restorative sleep. But sometimes it’s not that simple. A busy mind, overstimulation, worry, stress, and physical tension can all interfere with our ability to relax deeply enough to fall asleep.

This is where mindfulness, including meditation, can help.

A mindful breathing practice allows you to disengage from worried thoughts keeping you awake. A body scan helps you release tension so you can enjoy better sleep. Meditation creates a sense of peace and ease, allowing your mind and body to rest into deep sleep.

Fall Asleep in 10 Minutes

Cory Muscara

Release the Day

Meditation · 10 mins

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Mindfulness Meditations for Sleeping

Helping the mind and body move from doing-mode into a restful state is the first step toward a good night’s sleep. Explore our mindfulness meditations designed to cultivate relaxation and ease, and finally get the sleep you need.

Melli O'Brien

Letting Go Into Sleep

Meditation · 25 mins4.5

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Start your day with an inspiring story or teaching from a trusted mindfulness teacher.

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Relaxing Music to Help Fall Asleep

Our selection of instrumental music is designed to guide the body and mind into a state of deep relaxation where sleep is possible.

Stargazing Night

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Routines for Making Good Sleep a Habit

It makes sense that a restful environment is important for sleep—it’s easy to see how noise and light, as examples, could keep us awake. But there are other factors, external and internal, that can disrupt our ability to sleep through the night.

  • Eating and drinking late in the day
  • Overstimulation from electronic devices
  • Thinking about problems before going to bed
  • Consuming too much caffeine or sugar
  • Not getting enough exercise
  • Keeping work or to-do items within view

Establishing a good pre-sleep routine may be as important for getting a good night’s sleep as quiet and darkness.

Cory Muscara

Relaxing Before Sleep

Routine

Melli O'Brien

Doing Mode to Being Mode

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Free 7-Day Sleep Challenge

Make Good Sleep A Habit. Enjoy better health, sharpen your focus, and become less reactive with a better sleep routine.

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Nature Sounds

Soothing Nature Sounds

A gentle wind. Rainfall. Waves lapping the beach. A creek flowing through the woods. The sounds of nature are deeply soothing to the human brain, helping us to feel a sense of balance and ease. Explore our natural soundscapes to set the stage for a restful sleep.

Soft Forest

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Helping Children Sleep

From fear of the dark to worried thoughts, kids sometimes struggle to fall asleep. Explore our children’s meditations and soundscapes to create the soothing conditions they need for a good night’s rest.

Cory Muscara

Sleeping Buddy

Meditation · 10 mins4.2

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Sleep Deeply at Night and Feel Refreshed and Energised in the Morning

Find an entire collection of our meditations specifically designed to help you sleep better.

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