There is nothing more frustrating than not being able to get to sleep. In that moment of physical and emotional exhaustion, it feels like powering off your mind and allowing your body to recharge could solve all your problems. Yet, your thoughts spiral on. To breakthrough the block between you and a restful night’s sleep, you’ll need more than a sleeping pill – try crystals to help you sleep! Medications may bring the sleep, but they won’t help you to recharge the spirit and dissolve the issue that’s keeping you awake at night.
Everything from stress about financial issues, to health problems and even breakups can cause us to lay in bed thinking for far longer than we’d like. To settle the mind, we have to relax. And to relax, we need to heal our energy. Using crystals to help you sleep helps you to access the peace of mind you need to ease your worries. Let this Q&A with our resident crystal expert, Heather Askinosie, help you to decide which crystals for sleep will be the energetic lullaby for your overactive mind.
What types of crystals can encourage better or deeper sleep?
Selenite, one of my favorite crystals for insomnia, is a crystal that everyone can use to get a better night’s sleep. Just looking at it, it represents what your ideal mindset should be before you head to bed: calm and clear. Connecting with it and having it in your space before you go to sleep each night puts you in that calm, clear state, programming your mind, body and spirit for a restful night’s sleep.
What types of crystals can encourage more vivid or happier dreams?
For dreaming specifically, Amethyst is my favorite choice. It is strongly connected with your intuition and your subconscious mind. When you dream, you’re tapping into and unlocking your subconscious mind. Try placing amethyst stones underneath your pillow before you go to bed, and keep a dream journal each night to see where your mind goes in your dreams.
Are there any crystals to help you sleep and prevent against nightmares?
In my opinion, when it comes to nightmares, it’s more about what’s going on in your space than the crystals in your environment. And this is my general checklist:
- Do you have a mirror, computer or TV in your bedroom? I recommend keeping mirrors, TVs and computers out of your bedroom. Reflective surfaces, like mirrors, double the energy in your room. This same energy bounces back and forth throughout the night, staying active when you sleep. If you cannot remove them completely, try covering all of the mirrors and electronic devices with a sheet or curtain and you will feel the difference.
- Is your room cluttered? Bedrooms filled with clutter make your mind feel cluttered, which makes it hard to sleep and can lead to more nightmares.
- Have you cleansed your bedroom lately? Not cleaned, but energetically cleansed? If the answer is no, give it a good thorough sage, opening all the windows and letting the sunshine in. Do it. I promise it will make a big difference.
Do light sleepers need different crystals to help you sleep from deep sleepers?
At the end of the day, crystals are amplifiers, so they can keep some people up at night. Experiment with your placement — if you’re a light sleeper, sometimes it’s better to have them further away from your bed. Or perhaps a smaller crystal is better than a large one. 99% of the time, less is more when it comes to crystals to help you sleep in the bedroom. Pick one — whether it be Selenite, Amethyst or Rose Quartz — and work with that crystal before you go to bed each night. Make it a night time routine!
Also, as your life changes, you may need to change out the crystals in your room. There are periods of time where I’ve needed to bring in super-grounding crystals, like the Hematite, Nuummite and Black Tourmaline, rather than the lighter ones that I use on a day to day basis.
Where in the bedroom are crystals best kept? Is it ever helpful to keep crystals for sleep under your pillow or under your bed?
If you want to tap into your dreams, under the pillow is amazing! Selenite under the bed is great, specifically under the foot of the bed. You can keep them on your nightstand, but if you feel as if they’re keeping you up, move them further away!
Should you avoid keeping energizing crystals in your bedroom?
If you’re a light sleeper, then yes! That’s one more thing that will activate the room and lead to you being up at night.