Crystals for a Better Night’s Sleep
Sleep is something that most of us don’t get enough of, and it affects every area of our lives. Good health and brain function both rely on us getting enough good quality sleep. Not getting enough Zzzzs can make us feel irritable, less focused, and overwhelmed, and let’s be real, in the fast paced world we live in, who has the time to waste feeling crappy?
Lack of quality sleep can be caused by all sorts of boogey monsters – insomnia, bad dreams and nightmares, sleep walking or sleep paralysis or even just our impossible to shut off, overactive brains.
Thankfully, Mother Earth has provided us with a myriad of healing stones that emit certain frequencies, helping us to get into the right state of mind and relax our bodies so that we can enjoy better sleep.
We have a set of stones explicitly for getting a good nights shut eye in general (available here) but if you're after something more targetted - we can help.
Sleeping with one of these little gems can change your sleep habits for good…
What type of crystals can encourage better or deeper sleep?
There is nothing more frustrating than just Not. Being. Able. To. Get. To. Sleep. In that moment, balanced between 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.
Maybe you’ve tried self-medicating, but where drugs may bring the sleep, they won’t help you to recharge the spirit and dissolve the issue that’s keeping you awake at night in the first place.
S L E E P. It’s damn important for your health. Everyone is always harping on about Amethyst when it comes to needing a little extra push to get some ZZZzz’s but have you ever tried Aragonite? It’s probably not the first stone you’d think of when thinking about sleep, but it should be! Its vibrational grounding energies help to alleviate stress (both physical + mental) to get you ‘laxin and windin’ down. In conclusion, pop one of these babes under your pillow to ease that insomnia.
Selenite is one of our other favourite crystals for insomnia. Like burning white sage or sprinkling salt, Selenite can cleanse your space of ugly vibes left behind after a nasty breakup, a death in the home, or even just bad juju left behind by shitty housemates who refused to help do the dishes. Just looking at it, it represents what your ideal mindset should be before you head to bed: calm and clear.
Connecting with your Selenite Crystal 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 type of crystals can encourage sweet dreams and protect from nightmares?
The Amethyst crystal is said to aid creative thinking and spiritual awareness. It is strongly connected with your intuition and your subconscious mind. When you dream, you’re tapping into and unlocking your subconscious mind. It is also a protective stone and thought to reduce nightmares. So, rather than watching “one more episode” on Netflix next time insomnia stripes, try placing Amethyst stones underneath your pillow before you go to bed and give into the peace and calm this stunning stone can bring.
What type of crystals protect you while you sleep?
We love to add Black Obsidian to a sleep routine. Known as the "psychic vacuum cleaner," Obsidian is your spiritual home cleaning service, giving you the energy to sweep the emotional rubble and debris from your past. The bodyguard to your soul, the Obsidian crystal can also protect you from inner darkness, by sharpening and focussing internal and external vision and acting as a mirror to your inner self.
It’s a highly protective crystal that helps ground and protect energy. It is also a great crystal to protect you from unwanted spirit visitors and negative energy you may have picked up during the day from situations, places and people around you. This ensures that you get a good night’s rest without disturbance, keeping your own energy safe as it gives you psychic protection while you sleep.
What type of crystals help to tap into your dreams?
Once you’ve sorted out your restless sleep situation, you may want to take things to the next level…
Herkimer Diamonds; We honestly couldn’t live without them. They’re an incredible “attunement stone" and are useful in balancing you with yourself, others, your surroundings, and new energies. Herkimer Diamonds help to relieve tensions, and release and remove toxins from the body, producing a peaceful calm.
Are you having trouble sleeping or remembering your dreams? If you wish to begin to experience lucid dreams, where you are aware of the content of your dreams while you are still asleep, this may just be the stone for you. It is well known that Herkimer Diamonds will help to heighten your ability to dream and that they can stimulate lucid dreaming. Using them may result in surprising insights, creativity and true vision in every area of your life.
This stone also clears blockages in your aura that may prevent lucid dreams. Removing blockages allows your creativity to flow, so you can create pleasurable and exciting dreams.
The Herkimer Diamond is a stone of release; It helps to clear the mind and body of unconscious fears, allowing for a complete and total relaxation, and expansion of life energy. Their strong crystal energy may boost your powers of perception, giving you almost visionary ability and allow eyesight improvement and healing.
Our second favourite – E P I D O T E.
Bringing added protection against negativity and imparting its powerful dreamy vibes, Epidote enhances lucid dreams and restful sleep, helping the bearer to remember dreams and apply those subconscious messages to your waking life. Stimulating inner knowing, Epidote conveys a greater sensitivity to life’s subtleties and heightens the gift of foresight.
Allow your Epidote Crystal to shine a light on the positives and give you hope for the future, encouraging you to make the changes you need, so that your intentions can come to life.
Sweet dreams xx