I have trouble during my sleep. Why am I not protected despite Athkar? Here is the answer: You do not know if something negative is left on your bed from Sheitan. So while are not present, Sheitan may have left something invisible to trouble you in your sleep on your bed. Prophet Muhammed stated in an authentic Hadith “When you go to bed, use your under shirt to dust off your bed because you do not know what occupied your bed after you. Then say: “In the name of Allah, I lay down on my side and in His name I get up. If you (God), hold my soul (as in death), then have mercy on my soul and if you (God) release my soul then guard it as you guard your righteous slaves.””

Athkar are your weapon against Jinn. However, understand how they work. They provide timed protection. Watch are for time gaps in your Athkar recitations. Athkar are timed. Meaning that Evening Athkar will protect you till Fajr time. This is why a lot of Sheitan and Jinn attacks happen after Fajr. To protect yourself, you need to get up before or at Fajr time to say the Athkar and then sleep again if you need to.

Realize that “Going to bed Athkar” are different from “Evening Athkar”.

Some people claim that they have said the Athkar but yet they experience attacks from Jinn and Sheitan. If you see them while they recite Athkar, you would find that they say them inattentively and skip a significant portion of them.

There is a difference between protection and treatment mode. In a lot of cases treatment mode is the same as protection mode but at hundreds of times of repetition.

A man came to prophet Muhammed complaining from Horrible Nightmares in his sleep. Prophet Muhammed told him when you go to sleep say: I seek refuge in the Perfect Words of Allah from His wrath and His punishment, from the evil of His slaves, and from the whispers of devils and from their presence.” “A`ūdhu bikalimāti ‘llāhit-tāmmāti min ghaḍabihi wa `iqābihi wa sharri `ibādih, wa min hamazātish-shayāṭīni wa an yaḥḍurūn.” 

A man complained to the Prophet (ﷺ) saying: ‘Messenger of Allah, I do not sleep at night due to Insomnia.’ So Allah’s Prophet (ﷺ) said: ‘When you go to your bed, say:  “Allah, Lord of the Seven Heavens and what they have shaded, Lord of the earths and what they carry, Lord of the Shayatin and those they have misguided, be for me a Protector against the evil of Your creation, all of them together, so that none of them should transgress against me, or oppress me, mighty is the one who seeks protection in You, and glorified is Your praise, and there is none worthy of worship other than You, and there is none worthy of worship except You.” (Allāhumma rabbas-samāwātis-sab`i wa mā aẓallat, wa rabbal-arḍīna wa mā aqallat, wa rabbash-shayāṭīni wa mā aḍallat, kun lī jāran min sharri khalqika kullihim jamī`an an yafruṭa `alayya aḥadun minhum, aw an yabghiya `alayya, `azza jāruka wa jalla thanā’uka, wa lā ilāha ghairuka wa lā ilāha illā anta).”