What are the best crystals for sleep problems and disorders? Could your crystals be keeping you up all night? Learn which crystals to use and avoid in the bedroom!
This is something many people ask me about. Sleep problems are becoming more common and people are looking for natural alternative treatments. What I have to say may shock some of you and may seem different to what others commonly say.
The thing is I hear from so many people that are making the same mistakes with placing certain crystals around their bed that I had to write this guide.
The Biggest Myth About Crystals For Sleep
Many people find crystals give them a sense of wellbeing. Just looking at them can make them feel good. It is understandable that we like to have lots of crystals around us and can build up quite a collection.
Just like in nature, we have natural herbs and plants with healing properties. Some herbs and essential oils are relaxing (Lavender) others are stimulating (Lemon). Crystals are no different!
Filling your bedroom with tones of different crystals can be overstimulating to many people. Not all crystals are supportive to sleep, some will have the opposite effect… If you went to sleep in a crystal cave, I bet you would not sleep a wink… Too much energy!
TIP: Try to focus on balance in the bedroom, especially around your bed area. Less is more.
My Experience With Crystals For Sleep
I have experimented with crystals during my sleep for years. I soon realised that some crystals might be great if you want to have lots of vivid dreams but that is not my idea of a good nights sleep. When we sleep we are in a receptive state and can be even more sensitive to crystal energy.
I now use crystals near my bed with caution. If it disturbs my sleep I move it far away and see if things return to normal.
Sleep disorders are very complex and they can have many different causes that should be addressed. If it is serious, always see a Doctor. Crystals may not be the solution. That said, there are crystals that I have found to support sleep.
Before we get to those, I want to clarify what to try to avoid in the bedroom before you add any new crystals.
Tips for Your Bedroom
In Feng Shui, your bedroom should ideally be a place of peace, rest and relaxation. I understand that some people can only keep their crystals in their bedroom in a shared home but you can minimise the effects of over energizing the bed area.
Your bed is the place that crystals are going to have the greatest effect when placed around or under it. The head of the bed which includes the pillows, headboard and nearest side cabinet are the most stimulating places to put crystals. Choose crystals wisely and position them carefully.
CRYSTALS TO AVOID NEAR THE BED:
• Don’t store your crystals under your bed
• Avoid very large crystals near the head of the bed
• Spiritual or ‘high vibration’ crystals can be over stimulating
• Never place Crystal Points, pointing directly at your head
• Fire element crystals can be over energising
• Don’t hang crystals over your bed
• Third Eye or Crown Chakra Crystals can disturb sleep
• Avoid crystals with action orientated properties
• Don’t have too many different crystals near your head
• Psychic or dream enhancing Crystals disturb sleep
• No Standing Crystal Points or Pyramids by the bedside
Crystals For Sleep Support
Now that’s out of the way, let’s look at some of the stones that are supportive of sleep. Look for crystals that are of the Earth element, these are commonly browns, earthy reds and black. Crystals that are grounding or associated with the Lower Chakras are usually very helpful (sleep is a Lower Chakra activity).
Crystals that are calming, soothing, stress-reducing, comforting and cleansing. For shapes try to stick to rounded forms like Tumble Stones, Eggs and Spheres. I will share with you some of my specific crystal recommendations below, but first, let’s look at how to use them.
CAUTION: Watch out for crystals that have very mixed properties. Like grounding stones that also have energizing properties!
How To Use Crystals For Sleep
You can place a crystal for sleep (the ones I recommend below) by your bedside, under your pillow or wear them as a bracelet for example. You can also place one under your bed. Remember to regularly cleanse crystals placed near you while you sleep, as they will absorb a lot of energies. For a special Crystal Grid for Sleep that can be placed around your bed, please see my book Crystal Grids Power!
TIP: Some people who are sensitive to energy, find crystals under their pillow to be too strong. Try the bedside cabinet.
Other Crystals In The Bedroom?
If you are not sure if the crystals you have are supportive of sleep then you really should invest in some good crystal books (see link below). If in doubt, crystals are best placed in other parts of the home. If you can’t do that then keep them away from under, over and around the bed just to be safe.
The end of the bedroom, towards the corners and away from the bed, is best. At the end of the day, you will be able to test things out. If a new crystal is disturbing your sleep since being placed in your bedroom, move it away or out of the room. Everyone is different and only you know your own energy.
Some of my recommended crystal dictionaries can be found at the link below:
Comforting, calming and soothing. Rose Quartz is a gentle healer, ideal for the bedroom and the bedside.
A great stress reducer. Turquoise is cleansing and protective while you sleep.
A deeply grounding stone that strengthens your natural shielding. Grounding and protective.
This gentle white stone helps absorb stress and worries so is another great crystal for sleep.
Black Tourmaline absorbs and neutralises negative energy from your aura while you sleep.
Great for grounding at the end of the day. Anchors the Lower Chakras. Also a protective stone too.
Why No Amethyst?
Some of you may be surprised I do not mention Amethyst. Amethyst is often recommended in books for sleep problems and insomnia. When I tried this I think I had some of the worst sleeps of my life. I receive so many emails and talk to so many people confused why Amethyst seems to have the opposite effect on them too. They experience restless nights, disturbing dreams and even nightmares.
It is true that Amethyst is cleansing and calming for meditation but other properties are not supportive during sleep time. Amethyst is a very spiritual stone and carries high vibration energies which are very stimulating.
It activates the Upper Chakras, like the Third Eye and Crown Chakras, both activate the mind and psychic states. That’s great for dream work, Lucid Dreaming and Astral Projection but not for a peaceful nights sleep!
You can still use Amethyst for sleep problems during a Crystal Healing session, meditations and during the day to cleanse your energy. At night it is just a bit too strong for most people. Amethyst is okay in the bedroom, just not too close to your bed, head or upper Chakras while you sleep.
Do you have any crystals that have helped your sleep? I would love to hear from you in the comments below (Please keep any questions you have on topic if you want a response).
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