Crystals for Sleep

What do you do when you can’t sleep at night? Eat a light snack, or stare at the ceiling for a couple hours? 

Stress is a common culprit for lack of sleep, which later turns into serious physical health problems in the future. We all know the importance of a full night’s rest. According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults need at least 7 to 9 hours. Even more so for school age children, 9 to 11 hours. It’s becoming even harder to fall asleep when we are constantly processing scraps of information from work, home and digital media. In a society that glorifies a hard work ethic, it is important to be mindful of our own well being in order to avoid burnout.  By prioritizing our sleep, we can become physically and mentally rested to take on all of the excitement that comes with each new day.

We have created this guide to show you how people have been using crystals as a sleep aid. Each have their own properties and can be used in various ways. Some include: sleeping with the crystal near or around your head by placing it under your pillow, or keep it in your hand.

Howlite
Known for having a soothing energy that helps alleviate stress and aid insomnia.

 

 

 

 

Amethyst
A violet variety of quartz crystal, is highly purifying to the aura. Sleeping with it promotes deep sleep, calms the overactive mind, and in some cases eases insomnia. Sometimes it is thought to assists in remembering and understanding dreams.

 

 

 

Moonstone

Sounds like a perfectly named crystal for sleep. Moonstone is known for reducing emotional tension. It is also a powerful stone for tapping into the feminine and lunar energy. It balances the mind with our emotions, creating a harmonious relationship to help ease us into a peaceful sleep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lepidolite 

Promotes joy, gratitude, and self-love, yet all in an extremely calm and serene way. It helps overcome insomnia by stopping obsessive thoughts, soothing sleep disturbances, and filtering out external distractions.

 

 

 

 

 

Ammonite

Smooths rough and toxic energy. This ancient fossil also supports relaxation, immunity, physical health, and energetic protection, and therapeutically restructures your aura (your personal energy field) while you sleep.

 

 

 

 

Angelite 

A sky blue crystal that supports creative problem solving. It is used for physical ailments like sleep and osteoporosis. The name Angelite is derived from the belief that this stone can improve communication to energies in the angelic realm. 

 

 

 

 

 

Black tourmaline

Protective, grounding, and calming. It neutralizes frenetic energy and provides a palpable flow of deep relaxation throughout the body. It absorbs and filters negative energy from your aura while you sleep.

 

 

Clear quartz 

A crystal that is relaxing to some and energizing to others. If you fall into the former category, you’ll find they have the added benefits of clearing your energy and shielding you in positivity while you sleep.

 

 

 

Rose quartz 

Known as the ‘feel good’ crystal. It helps you absorb loving and healing energy. Promoting calmness, it will assist you in maintaining the energy you need to sleep soundly. It also aids in relaxation by softening harsh energy of all varieties and bringing healing to the mind, body, and emotions. It protects your energy naturally by cocooning you in sweet and gentle energy. Rose quartz is a great crystal ally to choose when you’re learning to practice self-compassion, self-acceptance, and self-love. It is ideal for the bedroom and the bedside.

 

Smoky Quartz

Contrary to the rest of the stones on this list, Smoky Quartz is actually a grounding stone. It’s incredible to use for manifesting all of your hopes and dreams during waking hours, and during sleep ideal for relaxing your energy to help you fall asleep more quickly.

 

 

Hematite

Clears the mind of excess worry and mental chatter. This stone  heals emotional pain, and brings expansive comfort by plugging you in to a constant flow of strengthening nourishment from the earth. It is a deeply grounding stone that strengthens your natural shielding.  

 

 

Jade
Known as a dream stone, it is thought to help provide insightful dreams when placed on the forehead. It enhances wisdom and is a symbol of purity and serenity.
Jade has a beautifully soft and loving color. This crystal increases overall harmony and balance. It’s particularly useful for counterbalancing money worries as it has the added benefit of attuning us to the frequency of wealth.

 

Labradorite 

Helps balance brain chemistry, replenish brain power, awaken intuition thus making it useful for those on the spiritual path. And, labradorite can help us bust through stagnant energy and blocks by bringing old, unhelpful patterns and shadow aspects to light during dreamtime.

 

 

 

 

 

Turquoise

A great stress reducer. Turquoise is cleansing and protective.

 

 

 

 

Red Jasper
Anchors the Lower Chakras. A grounding stone, Red Jasper helps keep our energy contained when we sleep, stabilizing the aura and protecting our boundaries. Placed under the pillow, it helps dream recall.

 

 

Dalmatian Jasper
Containing black tourmaline, Dalmatian Jasper removes negative energy, replacing it with the positive. It is especially useful for alleging nightmares, and its grounding energy can assist in settling our own energy while we sleep.

 

 

 

Selenite

Instantly clear your energetic field. If you go to bed feeling out of sorts, jumbled, or distracted, grab a selenite wand. Pop it under your pillow to clear your aura and realign your chakras while you sleep. You’ll wake up feeling centered and balanced.

 

 


Flourite

A beautiful stone that represents mental clarity and is connected to the heart chakra, Flourite can help you fall asleep faster and have more lucid dreams. This will help improve decision making, and help manifest ideas and bring plans to fruition.

 

 

 

Celestite

Promotes inner peace, connecting to the angelic realms. Its gentle energy helps clear the mind and aid in dream recall.

 

 

 

 

Danburite
A highly spiritual stone, it connects the heart chakra to the crown chakra. It assists in lucid dreaming.