The Mantra to be recited before sleeping is:
Duh-Svapnam Tasya Naśyati
If one remembers Rama, Skanda, Hanuman, Garuda and Bhima daily before sleeping, one’s bad dreams shall be destroyed.
This Sloka calls upon all the powerful entities to wipe out all the bad dreams, and give us a good sleep.
The Mantra to be recited after waking up is:
Karāgre Vasate Lakśmi
Karamūle Sthitē Gauri
Prabhāta Kara Darśanam
In the tip of my palms resides Lakshmi, in the middle, Sarasvati, and on the bottom, Gauri. Hence, I take Darshana of them in my palms every morning!
- Alternative versions are Govinda or Brahma instead of Gauri in the third line
This Mantra invokes the three goddesses Gauri, Lakshmi and Sarasvati to bestow auspiciousness upon one every morning.