Counting sheep, avoiding screens before bed, or practicing relaxation exercises are some remedies for restless sleep.
Crystals are another option that some swear by.
Although there is no scientific evidence supporting the use of crystals for sleep, some people believe that wearing or placing crystals in your bedroom before you sleep could help you get a good night's sleep.
Crystals' ancient healing properties are a relatively unknown phenomenon of nature.
The Earth is composed of thousands of minerals with specific and potent healing, balancing, and strengthening properties. Their vibrational patterns receive, transmit, and amplify energy.
While claims aren't supported by scientific evidence, they believe crystals may have the potential to improve well-being as a whole - which, in turn, could improve sleep.
"Crystals remind us of our deep connection to the Earth and her wealth of medicines."
The science behind it
A limited amount of research has been conducted on crystal healing as a whole, and no such research has been conducted on crystals and sleep.
There is a common belief that crystals produce a placebo effect. Trusted Source states in an older study from 2005 that the healing benefits of crystals may be more about the power of the mind.
Cultures throughout the world have used crystal healing for centuries to treat a variety of ailments and still do to this day.
Even though there isn't much research backing up their benefits, you shouldn't hesitate to use crystals.
The best crystals for sleeping
Stress, anxiety, nightmares, the inability to switch off your mind, or health concerns can disrupt sleep for a variety of reasons.
Regardless of the issue, proponents say a crystal may help.
A peaceful night's sleep
We recommends the following for a peaceful sleep:
- Green calcite
- Rose quartz
After a long day, fluorite and green calcite are both calming and soothing. Rose quartz is a stone of love, encouraging us to let go of any disharmonious energy or interaction from the day.
We recommend howlite. Howlite reduces overly critical thinking, but it also heightens creativity. It has a very calming energy and can be used to relieve anxiety, tension, and intense emotions.
Howlite is believed to:
- Calm your mind
- Reduce fretful thoughts
- Aid in relaxation
- Help you prepare for sleep or meditation
Sleep and anxietyWe suggests the following if worry keeps you awake:
- Red tiger’s eye
These three stones are beneficial for easing anxiety and calming the nervous system to relieve both body and mind stress.
Rhodochrosite may benefit anxiety with a tightening in the chest. We recommend red tiger's eye for anxiety that affects the whole body.
Amethyst soothes anxiety symptoms such as tension headaches and digestive problems.
Scientific evidence does not support any of these claims.
For insomnia, we recommend the following stones:
We suggest using a piece of howlite under your pillow or as a crystal grid around your bed if you suffer from insomnia caused by racing thoughts at bedtime.
Moonstone and opal may be helpful for those who tend to overthink.
These stones offer a sense of profound tranquility and remind us of the mysteries of the universe.
We recommends ruby for other causes of insomnia. For it to be effective, it doesn't have to be of gem quality.
Discuss treatment options with your doctor if you suffer from ongoing insomnia.
Nightmares and dreams
If you want to enjoy your dreams and avoid nightmares, we suggest:
- Black tourmaline
The epidote stone represents deep understanding. It is wonderful to enhance dreaming and to tap into your intuitive nature. Black tourmaline can help protect against nightmares, while citrine is a stone of empowerment that helps overcome challenges that often appear in recurring dreams.
Relaxation and sleep
When you're having a hard time relaxing, we recommend:
Sapphire is said to activate mystical vision and bring a deep sense of peace.
Sugilite promotes a sense of meditative zen and quietude at the cellular level. Celestite, the stone of the angels, infuses us with grace and a desire for calm and tranquility.
If you're interested in using crystals as a complementary therapy for sleep apnea, the condition in which breathing repeatedly pauses during sleep, we suggest:
- Lapis lazuli
Quartz keeps energy channels open throughout the body. Jasper infuses our blood with energy of renewal and vitality, strengthening us at the cellular level.
As for lapis, it connects us to the cosmic principle of harmony and balance, allowing our spirit to engage in esoteric pursuits while our bodies can rest and renew.
As a complementary treatment for snoring, we recommend trying:
- Blue kyanite
- Blue calcite
These stones allow better energy flow by clearing, balancing, and expanding the sinus and throat areas.
If you sleepwalk, we suggests these method:
These three stones help to create a sense of safety on a subconscious level by creating a protective shield of energy around the individual.
Sleeping with crystals
Crystals can be used in several ways
In the bedroom
Setting up a crystal grid or keeping a suitable crystal near your bed may be beneficial.
Crystal grids are geometric patterns of crystals arranged with a specific purpose in mind. A particular energy quality is invoked by the shape of the grid and the type of crystals used.
A crystal grid can be set up in various parts of your bedroom and synergized with your intention. The right essential oils can also amplify their effects.
To invoke the cosmic principles of harmony and balance, we recommend setting up a grid in the bedroom or other quiet space for meditation, surrounded by four pieces of lapis lazuli.
What's under your mattress
Placing crystals beneath your mattress and pillow to help you sleep. Balance can be achieved by placing one at each of the four corners of your bed or mattress.
Under my pillow I like to place a relatively large piece of fluorite. It is gently calming and connects me to a deep sense of dream state. I often wake up with clear guidance about my primary objectives for the day when I sleep with this stone.
You wear it on your body
We recommend placing a three-crystal grid on your body to promote sleep.
While laying on your back, place one amethyst on each side of your head, and one moonstone on the crown of your head while deepening your breath.
We also recommends practicing gratitude for your crystals while they're on your body to enhance their effects.
By focusing on aspects of your life with thankfulness, this allows your heart to open and frees your monkey mind.
In the bath
A hot bath can be a good way to relax before bed, and that it can be even more effective when it is combined with the right crystal.
Rose quartz, a few drops of her favorite essential oils, and a vision of myself surrounded in a pink cocoon of unconditional love entice her into the dream world.
We suggests adding a cup of calming herbal bath tea to enhance the experience.
Crystals should be kept away from your bed. Terminated crystals are pointed and can poke or pierce the skin when kept in a bed," she says. If children have access to the family bed, small crystals should be avoided, and fragile crystals should not be kept in the bed.
You should be mindful of the crystals you place in and around your space.
Avoid crystals in the bedroom - not every crystal is suitable for a sleeping room. Overstimulating crystals should not be kept in the bedroom. Turquoise and moldavite are examples. If you share a bed with someone, you should explore their receptivity before adding crystals to the bedroom.
There are many people who swear by the benefits of crystals. Many people believe that placing certain crystals in your bedroom, putting them on your body, or keeping them under your mattress can help you sleep better.