Reiki for Sleep: Can Reiki Help Sleep? 11 Things To Do Today

For centuries, many cultures have used reiki for sleep and other conditions. This healing may be worth exploring because it’s proven to provide deep relaxation, reduce stress levels, improve mental clarity, and boost the immune system.

Read on to learn more about how Reiki works and its potential benefits when getting some much needed shut eye.

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What is Reiki?

Reiki is a system of energy healing, created in the 1900s in Japan by a man named Mikao Usui. With the help of the Vedas dating back to 1500 BC, Mikao Usui founded an energy healing practice that uses universal life force energy to heal. Mikao Usui coined the term reiki which translated in Japanese is spiritual energy.

Energy creates everything, that’s why reiki heals root causes for long term health instead of the symptoms. One of Usui’s students, Dr. Chujiro Hayashi, used reiki to heal Hwayo Takata in 4 months instead of surgery that was recommended by her doctor.

Reiki is a developed system of techniques that uses energy to heal physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual ailments. This system focuses on your energy centers commonly called chakras. Healing focuses on balancing these energy centers so ailments do not occur.

Why do you have insomnia or sleepless nights?

Sleepless nights are caused by various factors that are rooted in your energy centers and can be addressed with the help of reiki. These symptoms typically are:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Overactive mind
  • Poor sleeping environment
  • Unhealthy sleeping habits

The energy centers that are the root cause of these symptoms are:

The Root Chakra (first and red energy center in your body) purpose is to regulate your sense of security and stability in life. Commonly called the flight or fight response to life’s experiences. When out of balance, you feel scared. For example, if you’re scared or worried about paying your mortgage next month, this chakra can be out of balance which causes poor sleep or sleepless nights.
The Solar Plexus Chakra (the third and yellow energy center in your body) purpose is to regulate your sense of control. When this chakra or energy center is out of balance, you feel overwhelmed, stressed, and can easily attract anxiety. For example, do you feel like you have control over your job? If not, your loss of control commonly turns to anxiety and the Solar Plexus can be out of balance causing poor sleep or sleepless nights.
The Crown Chakra (the seventh and violet energy center in your body) purpose is to connect us to a higher spiritual power and to understand that we are all connected. When out of balance, you may be over thinking about something that you’re confused about. For example, should you have waited to open the door for that person? A balanced crown chakra will allow you move on from that experience instead of thinking about it over and over again. 
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What happens when you lack sleep?

Everyone needs sleep to restore and rejuvenate the body. When you’re deprived of getting an adequate amount of sleep, it can lead to multiple health issues.

These issues include heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, kidney disease, depression, anxiety, and more. You are also at a higher risk of suffering from accidents or injuries due to your compromised alertness level. Lack of sleep commonly leads to weight gain as this will upset already present hormone balance, disrupting the necessary metabolic processes in your body.

How can reiki for sleep help?

When you take a pill, you sedate yourself which is not sleep, that’s sedated sleep not restful sleep. Research has shown among women that after taking sleeping pills for over a year, they no longer work.

Reiki focuses on energy which is the root cause. Reiki for sleep restores physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual harmony. This harmony creates relaxation and promotes better, deeper sleep. Healers will work on balancing the energy centers that are out balance so you live your life to the fullest.

What is it like to try reiki for sleep?

Trying reiki for sleep can be a deeply calming and healing experience. People who experience reiki describe calming sensations that naturally induce restorative sleep. Some clients even fall asleep during the healing session.

**Although finding a verified healer is critical to getting the most out of this practice, some have also found success by learning self-reiki techniques.**

Can healers help you get a better sleep faster?

Reiki healers are highly knowledgeable in energy healing and can provide personalized guidance for each individual. Their experience and practice allows healers pinpoint the specific imbalances and root causes in your body. Their specificity allows the healers to provide customized advice tailored to your needs.

Checklist: 11 things to do today to get a better sleep

  1. What are your sleep habits 6 hours before bed? For example, do you eat a large meal before trying to sleep? Are you drinking caffeine? Are you looking at a screen before sleep? Write down all of the things you are doing 6 hours before sleep?
  2. Self Healing: find out which chakra(s) are being affected and why
  3. Self Healing: root chakra
  4. Self Healing: solar plexus chakra
  5. Self Healing: crown chakra
  6. No caffeine for an entire day
  7. Work out, go for a walk, or do something physical to stay awake in the evening
  8. Eat your last meal 3 hours before bed, no more food for the rest of the night
  9. Do not look at a screen at least a minimum 2 hours before bed
  10. Listen to calming music to fall asleep
  11. Meet with a healer for a personalized plan to healing

Read someone's experience with trying reiki for sleep:


Insomnia or sleepless nights can be challenging to manage and treat alone, especially for those who have already tried medication. People with poor sleep often struggle with a lack of energy, poor mental clarity to make the right decisions, and persistent stress throughout their day-to-day lives.

To reduce sleeplessness and get a restorative sleep so you can enjoy life again, reiki is an option worth exploring.

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