Crystals for Sleep: Healing Crystals to Help You Sleep Soundly

Crystals for Sleep: Tips + Healing Crystals to Help You Sleep SoundlyCrystals for Sleep: Tips + Healing Crystals to Help You Sleep Soundly

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.

For specific bedtime crystal rituals, check out our post on Chalkboard Mag or Chapter 10 of Crystal Muse.


  • Reply September 15, 2015


    Great article and info! I will try sleeping with selenite tonight. I’m not sure about amethyst though. I believe from the few crystals I put under my pillow last night, it gave me nightmares. After researching a bit, I read that amethyst helps bring the subconscious to light, even if it means it coming up in nightmares.. Which I guess is good in a way but I want a nightmare-free sleep tonight. Hopefully selenite will work 😉

    • Reply February 7, 2016


      Danna i concur with you about amethyst! I started out with more amethyst pieces than anything else beginning my PHENOMENAL collection and I decided to sleep with a few pieces of it under / inside of my pillow case and for the most part of 2014 I had all kinds of nightmares / awakenings / awareness of what im REALLY feeling & others are feeling about me that were upsetting/sad/angry/mad/scary/misleading and on and on in negative ways! YUCK one day I just decided to try some other stones that I’d read about that are positive helpers for sleeping so I purchased blue kyanite/ fire agate and rose quartz & put them underneath the 4 corners of my mattres. I got picture & mookaite jasper / chrysocolla / in sheer nylon like baggies inside of my pillowcases now with brown otherwise known as natural tourmaline on each corner on the ground of my bed, this positively profound protective/ uplifting/ intuitive/ age defying and many more properties of each stone/crystal has led me to some of THEE MOST fanstastic joyous mind boggling in a good way dreams/awakening/awarenesses and more! it’s in YOUR FINEST interest to research these stones/crystals before using them. NO MORE amethyst for me under my pillows YUCK! however they are a joy to have around in the livingroom & other areas of my home.

      • Reply February 15, 2016


        Thanks for the info!! 😀

        • Reply January 11, 2017


          hAPPy New year 2017 DANNA! ive been using the SAME formula since this post HOWEVER what’s strange is lately ive been having not so good dreams SOOOO ive put them out under the NEW moon that’s in waxing gibbous stage so all the crystals that stay under my mattress are being cleansed out in the NEW moon then ill program them attune and align them to what i desire and allow them to be supportive of me … tonight tho im sleeping with amber pieces carnelian and some turquoise under the mattress on each four corner i look forward to feeling how that goes LoL… are you using anything new?

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  • Reply January 29, 2016


    kinda new to this, looking forward to learning.

  • Reply June 4, 2016


    Meditation can slow the constant irritating thought processes and makes you fall asleep easily.

  • Reply June 4, 2016


    I heard about sound healing meditation , has anyone tried it?

  • Reply November 3, 2016

    Jackie Oliver

    It’s amazing how crystal healing can help you get a better night’s sleep! It’s cool how certain crystals help more than others. For years how, I have struggled with sleeping at night. I would love to try something like this, especially a selenite. It sounds like the benefits are outstanding!

  • Reply April 6, 2017

    Raven Flame


    Hi there, Love your blog! I find GemOlogy fascinating and mystifying…

    I have question:

    I am confused about the potential negative effects of using crystals which are not my birthstone. If use my birthstone (onyx) in conjunction with the sleep crystal bag set I am worried about DE-structive energies from tthe combination of crystals with competing vibrations. (As I read elsewhere.)
    It is well accepted that birthstones are the primary source of healing energies as they are so closely synchronised us, so I keep mine under mine my pillow every night.

    Can I use the sleep crystal set safely? I am worried about interfering with my birthstone energies which I have become atuned to over many cycles.

    Thanks! I look forward to receiving your knowledge!


    • Reply April 12, 2017


      Hi Raven! You can DEFINITELY use your sleep crystals safely. We believe in using curated combinations of crystals specific to your needs at that time in your life. Whatever you are feeling your body needs at that time period is right for you. Just feel it! Don’t get caught up in what things say 🙂 If it feels right, then it is right.

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    Ravi Shankar

    Very useful information. Commonly, manuals are not provided with the products.
    Articles like these are a supplement to users.
    Short and point to article.

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    Its a really beautiful post and even very much helpful for people like me who are struggling to sleep. I will try one of this crystal Especially Selenite and will definitely recommend to people.
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