Best Guided Meditations For Sleep: Unlock Inner Peace And Deep Relaxation For The Best Sleep Of Your Life

best guided sleep meditation videos

Do you find it difficult to relax in the evening? Do you lie down in bed only to have your mind suddenly filled with to-do lists and ruminations over stressful events of the past? And, once you do manage to finally drift off, is the sleep you manage to get restless and far from the restorative break you really need?

Incorporating meditation into your bedtime routine is a great way to quiet your mind and relax your body to prepare for sleep. In fact, even leading sleep experts advocate the benefits of this practice for both reducing the amount of time it takes to fall asleep and improving the quality of sleep.

Finding the right guided meditation for you can be a bit of a cumbersome task: What works for one person may be absolutely grueling for another. With a search turning up thousands upon thousands of options -- where does one even begin?

We’ve compiled a list of the Best Guided Meditations For Sleep that YouTube has to offer. Simply choose one that speaks to you, get comfortable and go to sleep.

Progressive Relaxation Videos

Guided Meditation for Sleep Problems and Insomnia

Length: 43 minutes

Voice: Female

Theme: Progressive relaxation

You can’t expect your body to be able to relax if your mind is racing around. Freebird Meditations put together this 43-minute meditation video to help those of us who need help quieting an overactive mind so that you can have a relaxed, enjoyable night of deep sleep. This practice will help train your mind to achieve a restful state, easing symptoms of a variety of sleep disorders including insomnia.

Into Sleep a Meditation

Length: 9 minutes

Voice: Male

Theme: Progressive relaxation

Quiet Mind Cafe offers up this guided meditation for full muscle relaxation and deep restorative sleep. By guiding both your body and mind into a state of complete relaxation before falling asleep, you will be able to fall asleep faster and enjoy a more sound sleep.

Yoga Nidra - Meditation & Guided Relaxation Training Script

Length: 16 minutes

Voice: Female

Theme: Yoga Nidra

If you’d like to try yoga nidra but don’t have a full hour available in your schedule this short 16-minute video from Yoga Nidra Guide is a great option. A soothing female voice guides you through the transition from waking to sleep, passing through a deep stage of complete relaxation in which the mind is still and filled with a sense of peace and inner awareness.

Fall Asleep in 10 Minutes - Relaxing Talkdown to Sleep

Length: 10 minutes

Voice: Male

Theme: Beat, Talkdown

This short 10-minute video by TheHonestGuys incorporates a gentle beat into the structure of the guided meditation to help guide the tempo of your body and mind as you descend into a deep state of relaxation. This is a different approach than they typically take, but they have found that some people respond very well to this cue.

Guided Meditation For Detachment From Over-Thinking

Length: 42 minutes

Voice: Male

Theme: Breath

This video from Michael Sealey uses mindfulness techniques to help train your mind to let go of stressful thoughts and prevent over-thinking that can intrude on your sleep. Whether you suffer from anxiety, OCD or depression, or are simply overcome by life stressors at the moment -- learning how to detach from these thoughts at the end of the day will enable you to relax and get the rest you need.

Deep Sleep Guided Meditation ➤ Relaxation Music - Delta Binaural Beat - Dissolve Overthinking

Length: 60 minutes

Voice: Male

Theme: Binaural Beats, Progressive Relaation

This meditation brought to you by PowerThoughts Meditation Club uses binaural beats to encourage your brain to make the delta waves associated with deep sleep. They recommend this video for anyone struggling with overthinking that is interfering with their ability to fall asleep at night. While this meditation is nice on it’s own, if you want to benefit from the binaural beats you’ll need to grab a set of headphones.

Guided Sleep Meditation by Deepak Chopra​

Length: 4 minutes

Voice: Male

Theme: Breath

Live Sonima presents a guided meditation for sleep by Deepak Chopra, M.D. who states that one of the biggest causes of insomnia is worrying about insomnia. Follow along through a series of exercises that are specifically tailored to bring about a sense of calm, and to help you break down the barriers that are preventing you from falling asleep.

Setting Intentions Meditation Leading into Deep Peaceful Sleep (Spoken guided meditation)

Length: 1 hour 10 minutes

Voice: Male

Theme: Intention

If you’d like to improve the quality of your sleep, and maybe even inspire some extra relaxing dreams, this meditation from Jason Stephenson - Sleep Meditation Music is the perfect recipe. He guides you through the process of setting an intention to not only bring about a positive mindset that induces calm, but to help you face what awaits you in the morning.

SPOKEN Sleep Talk Down: Meditation for healing, insomnia, relaxing sleep​

Length: 43 minutes

Voice: Male

Theme: Breath

Sleep Ezy Relax - Sleep Meditation Music brings you this peaceful guided visualization practice to help you achieve a restful sleep. Voiced by Jason Stephenson, this 43-minute video is designed to not only help you fall asleep, but also to help you remain relaxed throughout the night to avoid nighttime awakenings.

Yoga Nidra For Sleep - Powerful Guided Meditation to Fall Asleep Fast​

Length: 60 minutes

Voice: Male

Theme: Yoga Nidra

Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep, is that stage between waking and falling asleep. It’s that moment when your body is fully relaxed and your mind can finally let go. It’s believed to be an extremely peaceful, serene state of consciousness, and one from which the deepest most restorative sleep comes naturally. This full-length guided meditation from Tripura Mandala will enable you to experience it for yourself.

Guided Sleep Meditation Talkdown For Insomnia​

Length: 30 minutes

Voice: Male

Theme: Talkdown

This guided meditation from TheHonestGuys was developed to help those who suffer from insomnia fall asleep faster. The first 10 minutes of this half hour video include a gentle talk-down to prepare your body and mind for sleep, after which the gentle sound of waves breaking on the beach will lull you to sleep.

Nature Sleep Meditation Videos​

Guided Meditation -- Blissful Deep Relaxation​

Length: 10 minutes

Voice: Male

Theme: Ocean

TheHonestGuys produce a variety of high quality guided meditation videos which they provide for free on YouTube. This practice, designed to guide you into a state of deep relaxation, is perfect for a pre-bedtime cooldown. It includes approximately 10 minutes of speech, then -- once fully relaxed -- you can simply enjoy the soothing sounds of the beach until you drift off to sleep.

Guided Sleep Meditation for Deep Trance Relaxation (Rain City Dreams)​

Length: 45 minutes

Voice: Male

Theme: Rain

Michael Sealey returns with a meditation designed to guide you into a deep trance-like state of relaxation from which you will effortlessly slip into sleep. This video includes positive suggestions that are designed to help you overcome disorders such as insomnia and anxiety by improving your self-confidence. Michael also claims this video can help you achieve lucid dreams.

Healing Spirit: Guided Meditation for Relaxation, Anxiety and Depression​

Length: 30 minutes

Voice: Female

Theme: Beach

This 30-minute video from meditationrelaxclub is a great way to wind down after a hectic day. It includes both breathing exercises and progressive relaxation, set to the soothing tones of New Age Zen music that help to create the ideal atmosphere to let go of anything weighing on you.

Fall Asleep in Under 20 Minutes - Guided Sleep, Insomnia​

Length: 20 minutes

Voice: Male

Theme: Ocean

TheHonestGuys want to help you fall asleep -- fast! They promise to have you dozing in under 20 minutes with this calming track that includes pauses in the spoken part of the meditation so that you can enjoy the music of a gentle guitar along with the calming sounds of nature.

Sleep Meditation - Fall Asleep - Bedtime Zen​

Length: 24 minutes

Voice: Male

Theme: Nature

You can choose to focus on the words or the gentle music and sounds of nature, or simply let your mind wander and enjoy the experience as a whole with this video from Tracks To Relax Sleep Meditations. This calming visualization envelops you in peace and calm, enabling you to fall into a deep, restful sleep.

FALL ASLEEP FAST, DEEPLY & SOUNDLY- A truly life changing guided meditation for sleep​

Length: 60 minutes

Voice: Female

Theme: Nature

This guided meditation for progressive relaxation and sleep by Lauren Ostrowski Fenton asks you to focus in on your breath and learn to use it to alter your state of consciousness. You’ll be led through a myriad of serene natural scene: from watching dolphins in the ocean, to a herd of sheep running across a field.

Storytelling​ Sleep Meditation Videos

Guided Meditation For Anxiety & Stress, Beginning Meditation, Guided Imagery Visualization​

Length: 30 minutes

Voice: Male

Theme: Space

Take a trip into space to view the earth and your self from a new perspective. This guided visualization from Jason Stephenson - Sleep Meditation Music will help you release tension in your body and mind and to learn to better cope with anxiety and stress that comes your way.

This will not only enable you to fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly, but over time can help eliminate your sleep problems all together.

Bedtime Guided Meditation for Children - Insomnia - Relaxation​

Length: 43 minutes

Voice: Male

Theme: Clouds, Kids

Meditation isn’t just for grown ups: Michelle from Relax Night and Day has put together a series of videos for children ages 5 and up. Encourage your children to develop healthy sleep habits while learning how to self-soothe and detach from upsetting thoughts with this whimsical journey through the clouds.

Sleep Guided Meditation (Spoken) for sleeping, deep relaxation (with rain & fire sounds ) hypnosis​

Length: 22 minutes

Voice: Male

Theme: Cabin

Jason Stephenson invites you to come spend an evening inside a log cabin deep in a relaxing wood, cozy up next to a crackling fire and allow yourself to be guided into a deep state of calm and peace. This 22-minute video also boasts that it will help you enhance your productivity tomorrow, thanks to getting the much needed rest you deserve.

Guided Sleep Meditation for Insomnia (Sleep, Relaxation, Calm your Mind)​

Length: 2 hours

Voice: Female

Theme: Storytelling

This 2-hour long guided meditation from Lina Grace takes you on a relaxing journey to help you fall asleep, sleep soundly and even fix problematic sleeping patterns. The video includes footage of driving down a quiet country road, the repetitive scenery a perfect stimulus to help focus your mind to prepare for deep relaxation.

Meditation for Kids - The Butterfly - Kids' Meditation​

Length: 10 minutes

Voice: Female

Theme: Butterfly, Kids

This guided meditation for children from Breethe is just 10-minutes long and utilizes both breath techniques and playful visualization to help encourage focus and relaxation. This practice is intended for a slightly older audience than our other pick and is ideal for children ages 6-9.

Can't Sleep: Hypnosis for sleep insomnia and sleeping disorders​

Length: 45 minutes

Voice: Male

Theme: Reimagine Sleep

When we have trouble sleeping we often try to force ourselves to sleep -- but the law of reversed effect is the more we try the harder it becomes to achieve sleep. Instead of trying to sleep, simply allow your mind to enter a state of relaxation.

This video by Jason Stephenson - Sleep Meditation Music is particularly useful if you wake up at night and have trouble falling back to sleep.

A Guided Mind Adventure Story for sleep: Visit Pyramids, Incas, sleep hypnosis, sleep meditation​

Length: 1hour 7 minutes

Voice: Male

Theme: Adventure

In need of a vacation? Allow yourself to be whisked away on a trek across the world by Jason Stephenson - Sleep Meditation Music. First stop by the Pyramids in Egypt, then head on to the Inca Trails in South America as you follow along with this blissful guided meditation.

Hot Air Balloon Ride: A Guided meditation for Kids, Children's Visualization For Sleep & Dreaming​

Length: 14 minutes

Voice: Male

Theme: Hot Air Balloon

While the language makes this meditation from Sleep Ezy Relax - Sleep Meditation Music kid friendly, it’s equally suitable for all ages. Let yourself be carried away by your imagination: take a trip to the zoo and float through the sky in a hot air balloon in this relaxing 14-minute video.

ASMR Videos For Relaxation and Sleep​

ASMR Close Whisper Guided Sleep / Muscle Relaxation (with countdown)​

Length: 15 minutes

Voice: Female

Theme: ASMR, Whisper

TingleBelleASMR branched out from her typical ASMR videos with this guided meditation to help relax your muscles and prepare you for sleep. Even if you are not someone who experiences ASMR, you may still find her soft whispers have a soothing effect. This video also includes lovely visuals of a sparking fire in a dark night that you can focus on to quiet your mind.

Guided meditation for a deep peaceful and calm sleep | A guided sleep visualization​

Length: 47 minutes

Voice: Male

Theme: Binaural Beats, Tactile

This guided relaxation by Meditation Vacation incorporates binaural beats to amplify your experience. Binaural beats presenting each ear with two unique tones at slightly different frequencies, this is believed to invoke a third frequency within your brain. Proponents of binaural beats advocate its use in bringing on a deep state of relaxation and meditation. You’ll need a pair of headphones to fully indulge in this one.

Floating Clouds Sleep Talk down Guided Meditation Visualization + Theta Binaural Beats​

Length: 60 minutes

Voice: Male

Theme: Light

Sleep Ezy Relax - Sleep Meditation Music helps you achieve the sensation of weightlessness as they guide you through this beautiful meditation. Allow yourself to be talked-down into a deep sleep as you slowly release any tension in your body and let go of stress you’ve carried throughout the day.

Guided Meditation for Relaxation & ASMR + Tibetan Singing Bowl Music​

Length: 50 minutes

Voice: Male

Theme: ASMR, Tibetan Singing Bowls

This video from MassageASMR definitely stands out from the rest on this list. Using both the techniques of meditation and ASMR, along with the soothing sounds of Tibetan singing bowls, this massage artist invites you to relax and immerse yourself in a unique experience. Many people find Tibetan singing bowls to have a particularly relaxing and quieting effect due to the way the sounds resonate.

Remember that variety is the spice of life: While many of these meditations are designed so that you can listen to them over and over again, with time you may find they lose their effectiveness.

Instead, we recommend that you switch between different videos that you enjoy for maximum effect. Simply bookmark this article as a reference and whenever you’re tossing and turning on your mattress and are in need you’ll be able to quickly find a guided meditation to help you sleep.

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