July 14, 2017
We’re talking meditation here, so you may have a repetitive “ohm” vibrating through your mind right now. Kill the background noise because it turns out there’s much more to meditating than sitting with your legs crossed and trying to force all thought from your brain. Many people now use meditation videos to make falling asleep easier or to improve the quality of their sleep. We knew that you would ask if it really works, so we took the time to seek out some of the best videos on YouTube and give them a try.
If you’re searching for easy, affordable ways to try meditation, YouTube is all that you need. A search for terms like “sleep meditation” or “guided meditation for sleep” will lead to thousands of videos ranging from around one hour to more than nine hours in length. If you have a device that can keep the video streaming long enough, you could play a meditation video from “good night” to “good morning.”
After listening to many of the top-ranking meditation videos on YouTube, we realized that there are different ways to use meditation to sleep:
If you’re new to meditation or aren’t sure about cleansing your aura or reviving your chakra, start with a short meditation video when you have time for a nap. Focus on relaxing into the guiding voice or staring into the soothing images without requiring yourself to fall asleep. No pressure! Your goal is to get used to the process to see if your body responds by letting loose and dozing off. You can extend the length of your meditation videos and experiment with different guiding voices and styles of meditation music as you get more into the practice.
If you’re a little intimidated by the thousands of videos available on YouTube, consider some of our favorites. We tried these personally and found that they each have valuable qualities for anyone trying to fall asleep faster or enhance the quality of their sleep.
After spending hours listening to videos on YouTube, we believe that it is possible to use mediation to sleep more soundly or to fall asleep faster. Listening to any of these videos is definitely more effective than watching television or staring at the clock as the minutes tick by. If you suffer from insomnia or have trouble slipping into a deep, restorative sleep, give mediation videos a try. No vibrating “ohms” required, and you can trade the yoga pants for your comfiest pajamas.