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Crystals For Sleep, Which To Avoid In Your Bedroom

Crystals For Sleep, Which To Avoid In Your Bedroom

Crystals For Sleep, Which To Avoid In Your Bedroom

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 over stimulating 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.
Crystals For Sleep

Crystals For Sleep (Pin this to Pinterest!)

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.


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 lets 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:
Recommended Crystal Books

Rose Quartz

Comforting, calming and soothing. Rose Quartz is a gentle healer,  ideal for the bedroom and the bedside.
Large Rose Quartz Polished crystals for sleep

Large Rose Quartz Polished Stone


A great stress reducer. Turquoise is cleansing and protective while you sleep.
Polished piece of Mexican Turquoise crystals for sleep

Polished piece of Mexican Turquoise


A deeply grounding stone that strengthens your natural shielding. Grounding and protective.
Hematite Egg crystals for sleep

Hematite Egg


This gentle white stone helps absorb stress and worries so is another great crystal for sleep.
Howlite Tumble Stone

Howlite Tumble Stone

Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline absorbs and neutralises negative energy from your aura while you sleep.
Raw Black Tourmaline crystal

Raw Black Tourmaline crystal

Red Jasper

Great for grounding at the end of the day. Anchors the Lower Chakras. Also a protective stone too.
Red Jasper Tumble Stone

Red Jasper Tumble Stone

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.
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).
If you’re interested in learning more about crystals and Crystal Healing do check out my FREE Crystal Healing Resources page.
With gratitude,
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192 thoughts on “Crystals For Sleep, Which To Avoid In Your Bedroom

  1. Rebecca

    Thanks for this post. Wondered about Amethyst myself as different sources say different things, but due to its high psychic nature it makes sense that it wouldn’t necessarily support sleep.
    Also I’ve been told with some crystals “the darker the better” so I’m just wondering if colour intensity matters?

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      If you mean for darker crystals for sleep, that could work as you would be using Earthy grounding stones. But if you mean in general then I personally would not say that. I think a deep colour is a good thing but some light pastel crystals can also be very powerful.

      1. Matthew Miller

        I’m assuming that lightly saturated super clean Paraiba crystal is not good for sleep? I have a purple cats Eye tourmaline round and a Paraiba crystal I have wire wrapped together, should I not keep them near me while in bed? Also how far away do large collections need to be from my bed? I have s small room and MASSIVE collection. Thank you ! I know I need to get them away from me I’m just wondering how urgent is it like do I need to do it right now before I go to bed tonight ?

        1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

          Hi Matthew, I wrote this article to raise awareness and to give people some guidance on how to make better choices. If any crystals you wear or keep next to your bed carry some of the properties I describe above (not conductive to restful sleep) then you know my opinion. Your experience may be different. If you have a small space then it is completely acceptable that you keep lots of crystals in your bedroom but you can still apply my other tips. I dont recommend storing under the bed or near the head. Far away from your bed as possible and towards the foot of the bed is better. Dont worry about this, make changes when and if you can and test them out.

      2. Ana P.

        Thank you Ethan for your crystaI’s article re help to sleep. My experience (and it is only my experience!) with crystals varies from year to year and at the moment only sodalite (wind! and sodium) is helping me. Amazing! I also have used this year aqua marine, howlite and sometimes lepidolite (lithium). Depending on what sort of emotions and planets etc…but I will try the ones you mention namely black and red.

      3. Hana Rasekh

        Hello! i saw one of the “don’t” for one of them saying no pyramids by your bedside just wanna know why:) , is the energy too strong?

      4. Ava

        I have some crystals and i placed them wherever in my room then i had some trouble sleeping can you please tell me where to place each crystal in each area of the room like the 4 corners of the room, bedside table, window sill, bathroom and The legs of the bed. I have amethyst, rose Quartz, clear quartz, fluorite, citrine, obsidian and citrine.

        1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

          Hi Ava, this article explains all my advice for which crystals are best for the bedroom, which are not and where and how to avoid placing them for sleep. I don’t recommend placing any crystal in any location without having a reason for it.

          1. Ava

            Can you tell me where to place the crystals I mentioned in my bedroom because i don’t know where to place them.
            Thank you

          2. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

            Hi, it’s not something I can really do for you. it all depends on ‘why’ you want to place those crystals in your bedroom. The size and the shape also have meanings. Thats why I’ve written this post to help people place crystals in the bedroom themselves. Please read the sections above titled ‘Tips for your bedroom’ and ‘crystals for sleep support’ and the now updated section ‘Other crystals for sleep’ if you are unsure. You may also like to read another blog post Crystals For Your Home.

    2. Claire

      Im so pleased i came to this web page !
      Id read that having Amethyst and moonstone under the pillow is meant to aid sleep and connect you to the Moon’s sleepy tone. Well i am influenced by the moon greatly but in an opposite affect . Depending on what cycle.
      So i have had them both under my pillow the last couple of nights and have had the worst sleep ive had in a long time. I guess this explains why. Than you very much for these words of wisdom !

  2. Carrie

    Hi Ethan,

    Great article, it does help to clear off some of my concern. How about a small clear quart standing point, is it okay to be place on the small bedside table? I have got 2 different point of views on this. Some said it is good to be place in bedroom to absorb negative energy and to amplify my intentions together with my rose quartz but others articles said it is too much energy for bedroom.


    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Hi Carrie, I personally would not recommend a clear Quartz standing point by the bed because although Quartz can cleanse it is also a powerful amplifier. If cleansing is important while you sleep use a dark stone like Black Tourmaline. Other parts of the bedroom are fine to have Clear Quartz. Test things out and see how it feels.

    1. David

      Like wise. Selenite is the perfect sleep stone. It’s calming and protective but yet still gently uplifting. Leavrs you feeling refreshed but also energized in the motning. To me it acts like a mini force shield … Much like the moon it’s named after it reflects other energies.

      Quite different to say Black tourmaline which I find acts almost like a sponge absorbing and grounding energy. It’s ultra protective …. But leaves me feeling drained and low energy.

      1. John

        Interesting… I actually just bought 4 selenite towers and have a grid in my bedroom, with two on my nightstands. I have had a terrible night’s sleep every night for nearly a week. However, I have also felt fairly energized in the morning and throughout the next day. I think it’s the selenite. I am going to try moving them to another location and see how it goes.

        1. Paula

          About 7years ago i got a selenite lamp for a gift with a pointed top. When my other lamp broke I put this in its place and for weeks i was not sleeping well at all until I realised it may be the chrystal lamp and It was. I moved it to my study desk and got my sleep patterns back to normal.

  3. Stefanina Baker

    It’s interesting that you mention that about amythest. I put one in my pillow and have been having incredibly lucid and active dreams the past few months. I’m going to replace it with rose quartz to see if my sleep improves. Thanks!

  4. Stacy mudd

    Someone told me to use amethyst I have been having trouble sleeping and was gonna try it tonight glad I read your article before I took that persons advice and have stayed up another sleepless night I we’ll be using rose quartz thanks again

    1. Kayla

      I have been sleeping with my purple amethyst, and if I take it away I will start to have really bad nightmares. Do you think you know why? Thanks

        1. butterflypoo

          I used to have recurring nightmares, almost every night, until I started putting black tourmaline under my pillow. I have to charge it daily, even though black tourmaline is supposedly one that doesn’t need to be charged, but I was noticing an impact.

          It doesn’t fight my insomnia but it has stopped the bad dreams in their tracks.

        2. Connie

          My 19 year old son was having sleep problems as he seems to be exhibiting psychic abilities, like my older sister. He’s not afraid, but his abilities made it impossible to get a good night’s sleep (especially while at college). He began wearing a black tourmaline bracelet and placed an amethyst stone under his pillow. He told me he’s been sleeping much better and his psychic encounters have diminished!

  5. Janice

    I have a rose quartz grid around my bed, have for awhile now and it is very comforting. Other crystals at the bedside or under my pillow change often. Current I have green fluorite and Mookaite under my pillow. I am going to try your recommended howlite. Thanks for the great article.

  6. Kim

    Thank you for this article, I recently put amethyst on my bedside table and I have not been sleeping well. I will be moving that tonight as I’m sure that was the change that disrupted my sleeping.
    Thank you

        1. Anu

          i wanted to put it on top of the drawers in my kids room. I was just impressed with crystal healing benefits i read about, so as a beginner i wanted to try some of the basic crystals which can help kids with better sleep, focus, study, calmness, etc. Also my 8 year old is short tempered and wants to have things arranged in a particular way. So may be something which can help her stay cool. Also if you can suggest any beginner crystals for kids in general which can be kept in the room.

          1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

            I may cover general stones for child’s bedroom in a future post. For now, I think you can see what I recommend for sleep and a calming bedroom atmosphere above, which I think is also suitable for a child’s bedroom.

  7. Lisa

    Thank you so much for all the information you provide. I recently read your books on healing stones for chakras and crystal grids. Both were excellent and helped me tremendously. The guidance you provide concerning comfortable ways to communicate while cleansing, balancing and activating crystals has been very helpful.

    I placed the grid you recommended under my mattress last night but I used an amethyst in the middle instead of one of your recommendations. I slept but had a strange night. lol I’m going to replace it tonight with a red jasper. I’m using Howlites for the corners.

  8. Carmen

    Thank you for this post! I love the pictures of your crystals and all the info about them. I have seen on your picture above, an amethyst cluster. I have a small trouble, to find out if I bought a auralite 23 or a phantome amethyst. In the shop it was sold like phantom amethyst. How can I send you a picture of it?

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      I could have a look but I do not see how someone would sell an expensive rare crystal like Auralite 23 as just an Amethyst Phantom. You could send a pic to my Facebook page or Instagram.

  9. Conny

    Hi Ethan,
    I bought lots of beads/grids from a china post. Some i dont know if they are real stone. Do you have a simple trick how i can see? Some i hear difference in sound on stone table.
    Some i try with engraver.
    Some feel much lighter than other, same amount.
    But not sure.
    Second question
    How much beads/ how big stone do i have to wear, for purpose? (artose Pain)
    Thanks, Conny

  10. Kiran

    Hi! Ethan
    Thanks for the useful information.
    Some people say one should not wear ‘Clear Quartz’ and ‘Citrine’ bracelet together. Is it true?

  11. Gaye Eaves

    Ah, very enlightening! This may explain why a small Amethyst tumble stone inside my pillow case did not help my sleep issues at all!! And my dreams, always vivid, were just off the charts! Not restful to dream like that and I woke up exhausted. Thank you for this article!

  12. Richelle

    I wear an amethyst necklace that before today I never take off. I will be trying to go to bed without it tonight. thank you for the great articles.

  13. Elizabeth George-Hall

    Hi Ethan,
    A very good read.
    I don’t use any of my crystals/stones for anything that I can’t fix myself. I believe it is what I can do for them than what they can do for me. I don’t believe they can fix organic problems only help heal the soul. But that is only my opinion.
    With my guys, they know I am organic and get tired and not to keep me up late.
    Cheers 🙂

  14. Joasia

    Hello! Apart of amethyst are there any other crystals that ehhance our ability to lucid dream or have astral projections?
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience!

  15. Ginny B.

    Ethan, I was fascinated reading your suggestions as to what crystals work best for sleep, and weather to wear many crystals together or not. I Love Amethist it is my birth stone. I came down with Guillain Barre Syndrome 2years ago. I have been trying to research which stones, crystals, work best for the Nervous System. Any suggestions? I would love to hear from you with any imput you may have in regards to what would help with calming the Nerves, and what crystals, or stones might work best in my favor. Please get back to me. I will wait patiently to hear from you. Thank you, and sincerely Ginny B.

  16. Sidney

    I have always slept with a howlite, lepidolite, and smokey quartz in an cloth pouch inside my pillow case! Large chunk of black tourmaline by my head board and a peach moonstone. I have a large smokey quartz generator also, by my head. I have put some smaller black tourmaline chunks under my boyfriends side of the bed, also.

  17. Laura

    I just moved my hematite to my bedside table with my rose quartz and I’ve moved my clear quartz point across the room. I hope I sleep better tonight. Also would love to know thoughts on moonstone , blue calcite and blue celestite for sleep. Thank you.

      1. Steph

        I know this is an old article (and comment) but I slept with Moonstone last night and it gave me the most terrifying dreams! The dreams were wild and vivid, and I actually had one of those nightmares where you wake up and feel like you might want to turn the light on lol I think I’ll be reserving my Moonstone for daytime use from now on lol looks like my sleep stone is back to Rose Quartz : )

    1. Jessica

      Thank you for the great article! I have been sleeping with a a nice display of crystals across on the shelf of the head board, and been having fitful sleep. I have removed all but a delect few to try and see if they may have been the cause. Also I have a very special golden sheen obsidian sphere I am very partial too.. any thoughts on how that may affect sleep? I have seen conflicting information on other sites. Thanks again!

  18. Ashley

    Amethyst actually helps me sleep! I had horrible sleep patterns, insomnia and nightmares every night until I put one by my bed. Now I sleep at a reasonable time, stay asleep, and the nightmares have stopped!

    1. Rosie

      I have sleep patterns similar to yours awful! i never have a full nights sleep to the point it is now affecting my physical health:-( it sucks doesn’t it lol!

  19. Carol Mcintyre

    Hi I wondered if you could help me I have been trying to deal with a spirt that keeps coming to me when I’m sleeping it comes in different disguises and in my dreams we are together like a couple I don’t no who this person is. I’m new to gem stones but I’ve bought black tourmalline selenite flourite and Amethyst I’ve put them on my night stand next to my bed & I wear flourite amethyst bracelet all day & sleep in them also I sleep in a labradorite ring the black tourmalline I’ve got recently bought when I hold it it get very hot & vibrates that strong the ends of my fingers tingle it scared me so I don’t touch it anymore I only bought all these stones to get rid of this spirit but it’s getting worse I wake up constant all night long the spirits still there but now I have another problem my body feels so hot like burning from inside out what do you think it could be . You probably think I’m a crazy person

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Hi Carol, well sounds as if you have tried to use good protective crystals already. Hematite might be a good choice as it can hide your energy from unwanted attention but you do not say this spirit is doing anything harmful so you might just want to ask what they want. I hope that you did program the crystals for protection from this spirit as that is what I would do. Please see my article on How To Program a Crystal for more detail.

      Also just to add if you read this article fully you will see I do not reccomend Amethyst for sleep.

    2. Lorena

      Carol try sleeping without the amethyst at night. I started heating voices when i slept with them. Keep the black tourmaline for sleep and talk to the spirit. Tell them you have no interest in associating with them and to go away. Good luck.

      1. David

        Yeah I got and still get voices from my amethyst as well as very vivid dreams. For me those these are always friendly, positive and bring specific messages or guidance. I also find these only seem to occur very early morning before I awake. 5-7am. It doesn’t disturb my sleep rythym and is a very positive and pleasant experience for me to get a clear message from my guides and helpers before I awaken. I found amethyst takes a little while to “get in tune with” but once you are it gives the most amazing restorative sleep along with the ability to connect to guides.

    3. David

      I would say with night time spiritual psycic attack it’s best to not simply use a single crystal. It’s best to grid the corners of your bed and/or your room.

      Square shape is very protective and really creates a strong protective barrier around you.

      The two stones I would recommend – and I actually like to use them together – 1 of each stone next to each other in the 4 corners – are Selenite and Black Tourmaline.

      These are polar opposite crystals but work exceptionally well together in healing and shielding layouts.

      Selenite like the moon which it is named after is a white “reflective” stone. It provides peace, calm and clarity by reflecting negative energies away. Its associated with the crown and soul star chakra and provides mental clarity and prevents negative thoughts and emotions while gently uplifting you. Think of it like a mini force shield.

      Black tourmaline is the opposite – it’s a stone of absorption. It like a sponge which absorbs negative energies and grounds them. It operates on the root chakra and the earth star energy point below your feet.

      When you use the two together you have this perfect system one reflecting negative energy – the other absorbing, collecting and grounding it so it’s no longer active. Double layer of protection.

      Also it’s normal to feel shaking vibration in your hand or black tourmaline when it is absorbing a lot of excess or negative energy from your system. I would just recommend clearing it before reusing. Tourmaline loves being buried in the earth to allow the earth to absorb and clear the energy it collected.

    4. Leslie Walker

      Hi Carol, my partner doesn’t want to frighten you as she has had a similar problem to yours not to the same degree but rooms seemed not as bright like a dark shadow was present, sometimes a lot of disturbance through the night. This don’t sound like a loving spirit more like a form of curse as my partner found out herself. For her she found some advice on using a white candle average size, sit with the candle 5 or more mins as required, chanel your worries and fears into the candle like you are posting them deep into the candle.. When you feel you have spent long enough on that and also tell the candle what you want in place of the situations you are experiencing you then put the candle where it won’t be disturbed and light it please bear in mind that the candle must burn completely down and out do not blow it out beforehand or let anyone else do it, you should notice within a day or two a difference like a big weight being lifted and it should seem brighter as it did with my partner, she noticed the difference quite quickly and found peace… We hope this helps you and wish you well..

  20. Nebojsa

    Hello, thanks for this important informations!

    I found pink agate very helpful, and calming.

    Quartz was over-stimulating for me, and also: amethyst, moldavite, seraphinite, pietersite…

    I also want to ask you about sleep with some other crystals: blue calcite, labradorite, smokey quartz, apatite and tree agate? I am afraid of experimenting because I am too much ungrounded.

  21. Heloise

    Your blog is amazing! Brilliant work!
    In my bedside table I have rose quartz, howlite (the best for relaxation indeed), smoky quartz and my favorite: celestite. Not a low chakra crystal, but I find it very relaxing.
    I just found your blog on pinterest today, and I’m reading everything I can before my days truly starts!
    Have a nice week and thank you for all the beautiful information.

  22. Rosie

    I mentioned above I have terrible sleep up at least 5 times a night and that’s when I FINALLY get to sleep! synchronistic that I came across this article today even though I have been on your blog before and LOVE it ay I add:-)..but I was literally broken up about the state of my sleep just today to my partner as it is starting to affect e physically! then saw this and realised i have an amethyst under my pillow, celestites times 2 a quartz point and selenite by my bed head and a gazillion crystals very close by to my bed on a table all out on display, charging, chilling etc haha . Even though it is subjective and depends on the person I literally took every crystal out of my room and will monitor very much like an allergy experiment if this is the cause lol adding calming crystals one by one! fingers crossed, I will keep you guys posted:-)

  23. Juliana

    I do find amethyst too strong. Sometimes it does work, and it does allow me to sleep, and when it does it’s really interesting because it gives me the most amazing dreams! But when it doesn’t, I won’t be able to sleep, and I will kind of turn around in my bed, and nothing, so I always end up removing it from under my pillow and placing it on my nightstand , and then it’s alright I can sleep.

    A stone that I really enjoy sleeping with is Moonstone. I usually place three small moonstones under my pillow, all different types of moonstone, and it gives me a very good quality of sleep, and also amazing dreams. But it’s not overwhelming like Amethysts are.

    Another stone that won’t allow me to sleep if I have it in my room is obsidian, but it’s a high vibration stone, so I get why.

  24. Melanie Farley

    Thank You very much Ethan- your explanation of how to use crystals for a good night’s sleep, was very helpful. I have a horrible time sleeping- so I’m going to give your advice a try! Thank you again!

  25. Barbara

    Very Interesting I must say about Amethyst ,so i get it now i have Amethyst by my bedside and cannot or have not been sleeping well at all so yes very good to know

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Hi Zan, it says not to STORE your crystals under the bed, like any old crystals in boxes etc. Later I say you can place a ‘crystal for sleep’ under the bed, meaning a crystal I recommend for sleep in this article. Hope that makes sense.

  26. Gina

    Black tourmaline helps a lot! Whenever I sleep with it by my bedside, I never have nightmares, which were a recurring problem for me. Rose quartz isn’t really a good stone for me (at least for me) – I always have dreams about love or relationship issues whenever I sleep with it lol

  27. Jade

    Hi, I am hoping you can help me. My daughter has had night terrors since she was between one and two years old. I want to get her some crystals for under her pillow. Can you recommend any? She didn’t remember anything from the night terrors even if I wake her but she gets really distressed, pointing, yelling, crying with eyes open wide but is asleep and doesn’t know who we are. All sources seem to recommend different stones..

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Hi Jade, Sorry to hear about your daughter. Different sources will always give different advice in any field. I do not know specificly what helps best with night terrors. I have had very good results using a Smoky Citrine Crystal Point (You could try any natural Citrine point if you cant get it) for nightmares that might help. Place it flat next to the bed with the point facing away from the head. As this is a very yound child might be safer placed outside her bed on a stand. Remove the crystal in the morning and cleanse it.

  28. Jamie

    Hi Ethan, Thank you so much for the post and I am looking into your books today! This is interesting, as I am only using my new, small Amethyst (already cleansed, charged, and purposed) to help with my lucid dreaming, dream work, etc. and not as a sleep aid. I can’t seem to find any information on crystal movement, yet I’ve heard other accounts of it. I leave it parallel to my body, tip pointing same direction as my head. One night, after waking abruptly in the middle of the night, the amethyst was in a different position with the tip pointing towards me. Do you have information on crystal movement? And you mention the tip should not point towards you, but there it was… pointing towards me. Thanks again!

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Hi Jamie, Amethyst is a good choice for dream work and lucid dreaming. Having a crystal point pointing at your head is only an issue if you want to sleep better. It is very stimulating. For what you are doing such as Lucid Dreaming it is actually very effective. This could have been a message for you. Point it at your head to stimulate dreams and lucidity. I do plan to write about this subject soon.

  29. Christina Howard

    Recently I’ve tested a theory, whether or not having my display case of various crystals, gems, and precious metals in my bedroom, in the corner of the room close to my head, actually Does have an effect on my sleep. First of all, the light inside my case will turn on by itself when I go to bed. All day long it isnt on, yet at night it turns itself on. Also when first placed in my bedroom with my collection completed, about 2 weeks went by of my nights being terror filled. Feeling someone or something heavy pressing me into the bed. My husband sleeps through anything. So finding comfort from him was out. Then I couldn’t sleep, but if I did fall asleep paralysis set in. Never had sleep paralysis before, now having it with lucid dreaming. Absolutely terrifying! Eventually I figured it out and removed some crystals and put them in storage. Things improved for me at night. Months later, last night, I decided to restore my display cabinet just to see if the contents were causing problems. As soon as my head hit the pillow, the light turned on in the cabinet, and this time my husband saw it. I had night terrors, sleep paralysis, and my husband said he slept better than ever…I needed his help all night long, trying to scream for him, reach for him, anything to wake me up…every time I went back to sleep it happened again. Over and over. This morning I removed some crystals, tonight I’m moving the display into another room. I am convinced. I now have a small understanding of the inherit power of crystals. They can be dangerous. But I love them❤

  30. Emily Cisneros

    Hi, I’ve been trying to look for some crystals to put under my daughters crib/bed she’s 19 months. I want would like for her to feel safe and relaxed in her own bed. She always gets up some point in the night and comes to bed with us. I read another article that said to get 4 rose quarts , 4 amethyst and 1 moonstones. And place each rose and amethyst under the bed in each corner and the moon stone in the center. But since you said the amethyst might give lucid dreams, I’m thinking I should probably replace it with another one ? Can you recommend me another crystal that it good as well maybe protection ? And I also wanted to get her a crystal to wear I was thinking maybe the Aventurine? She’s so attached to me and I had her in a babies mygym classes and it took her a couple months to really get her comfortable to the teachers. But now she started swimming classes at 19 months and her first day of swimming went as I expected she was crying, it one on one so it’s just her and the instructor, I’m there of course watching as well as other parents and instructors but I had to step out. All she wanted to do was go with me, but he said she did fine she would listen to directions and even sing songs but she would still scream. He said she will be fine it’s just because she doesn’t know him and the environment. Do you think that crystal will help her ? Thank you !

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      I am sure she will be okay. For me I would swap the Amethyst for Hematite for protection and sleep. Rose Quartz is ideal for children’s rooms and sleep. Moostone can also stimulate dreams so if you don’t want that go for something like Howlite. The Aventurine is calming, you can also use Rose Quartz.

  31. Sarah

    I’m just beginning to learn about crystals so this may be a stupid question but why is it that you suggest not hanging the crystals above a bed?

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Everything I list such as this is because it is over stimulating, energizing, activates upper chakras, triggers dreams and or astral travel. Generally not what you want if you want rest and relaxation. Less is more with the bedroom.

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      To me Selenite is a high vibration, spiritual stone that activates the crown chakra and soul star chakra. This could be too much for some sleepers. If you find that you sleep well with it then you have nothing to worry about. It all depends on why you chose it for your bed. If you want to cleanse the days energy I personally just sweep my aura with it in the evening.

    2. David

      I have a large 20kg log of selenite positioned where I sleep and I sleep like a baby 🙂 I would recommend strongly however that you also use grounding crystals to open up the root and earth star chakra points at the same time if sleeping with selenite or other high chakra crystals.

      Opening higher chakras on their own causes issues. They are however very very beneficial for sleep and health and rejuvination but as with all things in life Balance is the key. If you bring lots of cleansing healing energy into high chakras you need to also ground it. When you create a balanced circuit with crystals you enter a deeply meditative state. In healing sessions when you open these two points on their own clients basically fall asleep go into meditation. You see breathing patterns almost instantly change.

    3. David

      Also tell tale sign of too much selenite energy in the crown with out adequate grounding …. The soles of your feet will hurt in the morning 😉

  32. Amy

    It’s so odd to me that you don’t associate vivid dreams with a good night’s sleep – I guess I’ve always had movie-like dreams my whole life so, for me, crystals that enhance those dreams are awesome. I sleep every night with three large pieces of amethyst next to my head and then I swap out other crystals on a regular basis to see what comes of them – but I always have a wonderful night’s sleep! Right now with my amethyst I have been sleeping next to Amazonite, scolecite, obsidian, apatite, moonstone and lepidolite and my dream adventures have been just super. Tonight I’m adding moldavite to the grouping so we’ll see how that turns out. I guess the rule of thumb here is – when you wake up after a night’s worth of magical dreams do you feel energized or worn out? If it’s the former, test away on all sorts of crystals – if it’s the latter use caution and read the above suggestions in the article. 🙂

  33. Jean

    Hi and thank you for this post.
    I recently bought a amall carnelian, which I have never been drawn to before. Actually I haven’t been particularly drawn to any crystals or stones before. I put the carnelian under my pillow and I end up holding it in my hand all night. I sleep pretty good but have very intense dreams. They are not nightmares although “bad” things like plane crashes happen. However, it feels like unresolved traumas, maybe even from past lives. Do you have any experience with carnelians?

    Thanks so much,

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      I have not had this happen to me myself but Carnelian helps heal lower chakra issues which might be related to your dreams. It is also a good stone for cutting etheric cords to people or situtaions. The question would be, do you want to do this type of work in your sleep?

  34. Catriona

    I recently purchased a bloodstone bracelet and have been wearing it 24/7! I have been having the most vivid and crazy dreams since I’ve been wearing it! Is this the cause? Should I not have it in my bedroom at all?

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      If a stone affects your sleep then that is all that matters. To test you just try not wearing it at night for a few nights and see if there is a difference. It is okay in the bedroom just keep it away from your aura while sleeping.

  35. Bryanne

    Oh my! I have all my stones right next to my bed and there all the ones you’ve listed. Just need to move the amethyst away from my nightstand. I don’t own kyanite yet but I’m working on it seriously. Don’t have the extra $$ right now or I already would of ordered one lol. This list is awesome. I find myself coming back for advice often. Thanks again!

  36. Mrs June Partington-Smith

    Hi, Another new crystal lover, what would I use Shungite crystal for, always feel drawn to it in the crystal store. Huge Thankyou for all of your invaluable advice which is very much appreciated. Thankyou. X

  37. Amber Smigelski

    Obsidian varies vastly in energy…I believe the bigger chunks are more grounding calming and drawing of neg energy…the smaller stones seem all over the place and not vibrationally balanced..just personal experience…I’ve only used 3 pieces of obsidian. One was huge around 10lbs one was smallish about a 2-3″ thick chunk the other was a tiny sliver of obsidian in an arrowhead. The giant chunk of obsidian was one of the most powerful grounding crystals I ever used. I was going through a really traumatic phase of my life and was experiencing nightmares every night and sleeping next to it while touching it soothed my sleep and dreams and I awoke feeling calm and significantly better. The thick little chunk didn’t have as noticeable effect but it was nice as well. I used it for grounding and pulling toxicity out of myself and others; it worked well; someone I used it on was blown away. The arrowhead felt very off; I did not at all benefit from it. Something about the huge chunk was amazing beautiful energy that really restored me. If you have to compare crystal energy to sound…the large chunk would be like a deep bassy hum or gong that is relaxing and constant…the smaller arrowhead sliver like a irritating higher pitched ping in a bucket. I think this crystal likes to stay as intact as possible; also free of sharp edges! It also needs frequent cleansing imho or it will stockpile energy. With the large crystal I took it with me into my epsom salt baths more than once a week.

  38. Mariya

    Can’t sleep without my black obsidian and my smoky quartz! They re both tumbled stones and both placed under my pillow. When they’re getting cleansed i put a piece of sodalite right in front of my bed. I sleep like a baby. However every time i used rose quartz for sleeping i had horrible nightmares….:(

  39. Star

    I haven’t had any problems sleeping with an Amethyst under my pillow. But I do notice having more vivid dreams and remembering my dreams more since I started doing it.

  40. Rebecca

    Hi this article is great and very helpful. I have a mix of gems by my bed and am going to be spreading them around my home instead of having them all sharing energies. I’ve often had recurring dreams throughout my life but more often than not I’ve had no memory of my dreams upon waking up (since I was a child and including before I slept near gems) but I bought a sodalite gem last year and since putting it on the bedside table, anytime I’ve not had it there I have had vivid and very strange dreams. One had 2 red spiders in (I’m terrified of them but actually touched one and there was a third smaller red one underneath it – I’ve since read they’re a sign of protection) and some more disturbing dreams. I’ve never seen any recommendation for people to have sodalite by the bed but now I’m afraid of sleeping without it. What would you recommend? Thank you.

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Sodalite is a Third Eye stone so it makes sense to me that it can cause psychic or prophetic dreams. If that’s what you want then go ahead. All dream stones have the potential of giving you ‘dreams’which are distrurbing, thats the risk you take if you have them by the bed all the time…

  41. Monalisa

    Hi Ethan
    I got the blue fluorite three days ago and I wore around my neck like a necklace, but since then av not been able to sleep at night… Is the gem the problem or am I going crazy

  42. Amelia

    Hi Ethan,
    I find that labrodite helps me sleep the most. It has a calming and peacful effect on me. I recommend that you try it. It is rainbow in colour. It need reacharging by light of a rainbow so don’t use it too often.

  43. Lisa

    Thank you for your insite one this. I was having a hard time sleeping so a few months ago I decided to try some of my stones and crystals. I chose smokies quartz, amethyst, black tourmaline, moon stone, clear quartz and my moldivite. Now I have tried other stones and changed them around but these seem to be the best ones for me personally. I sleep like a baby now.

  44. Sara

    Thank you so much for this article! I had my daughter sleeping with amethyst under her pillow and she would take for ever to go to sleep and wake up multiple times a night! I read this article last night and tonight I took it from under her pillow and placed it on the other side of the room and she was asleep within 15 minutes! Again, thank you!!!

  45. Dee

    I recently bought a torqouise pendant and a clear quartz to keep for protection especially at work and driving.. I carry the quartz in my wallet and my purse is near my bed( on the side). I started having very weird dreams recently. Should I keep the quartz in my car or should I remove the torquoise pendent while I sleep?

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Clear Quartz can disturb some peoples sleep, you could test that by removing it from the bed area. Also any crystal worn/carried daily especially for protection needs regular and ideally daily cleansing.

  46. Debra

    I Thank you for thos Information for I am one to wear a Amethyst necklace with my sisters ashs in it n have had Very wild dreams . Not knowing i took it off due to the heavyness of the charm itself was causing me to have headaches. Ive noticed now with your guidance that i have been able to rest better.

  47. Michi

    With amethyst, it really depends on the person. I sleep with an amethyst crystal & it helps me sleep well. I’m not sure if it has to do with my very close connection to it, but I definitely sync with its energy in harmony. At night, it helps me fall right to sleep. I sleep like log with it, I get such restful sleep. I think it really depends on the amethyst itself and how connected you are to it. It’s also been programmed to help me calm down & be an energetic shield as well, so maybe that made the difference?

  48. Celestine

    The part on amethyst is pretty true for me. I’ve slept with an amethyst pendant for close to twenty years, and have had many vivid dreams that I’ve kind of got used to it. Recently, I’ve gotten back to a small clear quartz piece that had a bit of black on it’s tip (black tourmaline?). It used to keep me up all night, but recently, it just knocked me out in an hour these days. Not sure why it got so draining.. But it was a very peaceful sleep.

  49. Sofie

    Thanks for sharing. I like smokey quartz for sleep. It helps me stay grounded. But I add rose quarts to it. I have also used amethyst but will reconsider that one. Never thought it might effect my dreams since I always have vivid dreams.

  50. Jennifer Barr

    I’ve just learned I need a protection stone for my bedside. Would smokey quartz be a good choice? I’ve been using it for protection during the day. I’m not sure if it’s something I would need a break from. Is it possible to overdo it?

  51. Efuru

    I decided tonight to lay with most of my stones as I previously done before. This time I was very unsuccessful with even relaxing. I had clear quartz, okenite, critine stones, fire agate, moon stone, sun stone, rose quartz, fools gold ( iron pyrite), and etc; I must say my mind and body was going haywire. My soul could not rest literally. My cats however chose a stone and is completely in la-la land. One chose a rose quartz and the other clear quartz. Me on the other hand removed most of my stone and left the two the cats are sleeping with. My fools gold is underneath my pillow but in the neck area, my kyanite in my pocket , and tiger stone on my navel. I must say I’m getting sleepy but my cats just woke up. One playing with my foot and then jumped down to eat, the youngest followed. That was after I discovered the moonstone was still on my bed and I placed it back in the stone area. I will continue to read and work with them accordingly. It is such a great learning experience. One day I will overstand all that I can with each of my stones. Thank you so much for your article…. Wish me luck in sleeping ☺…..

  52. Lorelei

    Hi, I was gifted a large Amethyst Crystal by someone very deeply spiritual. Sleeping wasn’t a problem, in fact, since the passing of my brother 2 years before and everyday being a battle with my emotions, I infact sleep very deeply. However, sleeping with this crystal at the head of my bed the first night I had the worst nights sleep I’d experienced since before my brother died. That’s when I looked online and found your page. The next night I placed it on my window sill and had bad dreams all night. I now can’t have it in my bedroom at night, it’s energy is too strong. I carry it with me in the day though, like a comforter. I can feel it lifting my spirit.

  53. Pamela

    I am researching which crystals can counter act my insomnia. I have found great success with black tourmaline for removing my nightmares but still find that my mind can wander for hours while I lay in bed.

    Based on your article, rose quartz sounds like the best fit, but I once slept with it under my pillow and had terrible and weird dreams that night. I think it was trying to bring up all of my issues relating to love and was just too intense. So, I am not sure what to use instead.

    How about moss agate? It is a grounding stone but not sure about other properties in relation to sleep.

  54. Abdul Moeed

    The reason Amethyst makes sleep problem for few people….. My saturn is in bad position it’s in 4th house and using crystals of saturn : amethyst , lapis , black tourmaline is bad for me.
    As saturn in 4th house and sun in 10th house so . Saturn will make trouble for sun

    Few people whos saturn in good place they might not feel any sleep disturbance if they keep amethyst under their pillow


  55. Michelle Owens

    I am a beginner in crystals. I wanted my young son to sleep better and placed a raw rose quartz (about the size of a ping pong ball) under his bed and he had horrible nightmares that night!! any thoughts on this? I thought maybe it was a cleanse and release this first night?
    I really am bummed out.
    I also got him a small polish smoky quartz to wear in his pocket to school because he has such dreaded thoughts about the future. He’s only 7 years old. I figure he must be an old soul if having these thoughts at this young age.
    Please help

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      It is rare I hear of this. As I say above I recommend polished stones for the bedroom. I am also assuming you cleansed the crystal before placing it there. The only way to be sure if the crystal caused the nightmare is to remove it and try again another time.

  56. Janelle

    I know this is an old post but I just had to mention that as someone who has always suffered from night mares, vivid dream and unwanted lucid dreams, I finally found a crystal hat helps me have restorative sleep and almost no dream recall! The only problem is I have been sleeping with 5 bracelets and don’t know which is the one helping. After reading your post I’m covinced it the Howlite, but I also have a Lava stone, Indian Agate, and Beryl. Either way I’m very relived that I can have restorative sleep again. I also wanted to mention howeverthat although it’s working beautifully, I have to be wearing them, not just keep them close to the bed or pillow.

  57. B

    I just started to get into crystals and I started a mini collection but had no idea where to put them. I put howlite under my husbands pillow and he has been sleeping very very well last 2 nights! I didn’t tell him. I was keeping way to many crystals next to my bed and I was waking up at 2-3 every night. Now I put my rose quartz next to my bed and my hermatite on the dresser next to it. The rest I’m keeping on the far side of the room. I’m bringing my onyx to my work desk. I can’t wait to get selenite for my living room and I’ve heard also under your bed at the foot of it? I tried sleeping with rose quartz under my pillow and it was ok but I felt like I had old relationship dreams so I think I’ll keep by the nightstand instead. I’ve heard good sleep things about lepidolite?

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Thanks for sharing this. I personally do not recommend Selenite near or under the bed as it is very high vibe and can cause lots of dreams. Lepidolite is also an upper chakra crystal like Amethyst. Again, you can just test these out, they may work for you.

  58. Scott Marcom

    I had a 10 inch long think Selenite wand in my room about 12 ft from my bed in a upper loft and I definitely could not fall asleep with that! I love it for clearing the aura but it has to be in another room. I am very sensitive sleeper (sounds, what I eat, emotions, energies around me). I had a Vedic Astrological 9 gem armlet bangle set in silver (emerald, ruby, yellow and blue sapphire, large white zircon, pearl, red coral, hessonite garnet, and Cat’s eye) These were all small but very powerful and I couldn’t even sleep with it in my room well. I do where a 3.6 carot yellow sapphire (this has helped me sleep), 11 carat pearl on a necklace and a gold, copper, and silver bangle armlet.
    A psychic recommenced a green jade for releasing the day’s energies and that has helped.
    What is the best stone for under the pillow for one who is very psychically sensitive and needs grounding but not dulling? A stone for deep restful, dreamless sleep (the sleep that is the most refreshing). A howlite?

  59. John Barrientes

    I had a selenite sphere, pyramid, towers and wand and amethyst (raw), and obsidian all working for the same intention. That was a very powerful. I had to thin out the energy. I shared the energy with my window sills backdoor and front door. All this was more than l needed in one room.(bedroom). Now I am at such ease, and feel the whole house is protected, now I sleep heavenly. BE BLESSED.

  60. Clare

    Interesting read and all the comments too…
    For me, I have anxiety and worry going on at the moment and amethyst is my go to crystal for a lot of things so I just chucked one of my rough chunks (maybe 2inches big) under my pillow to see if it helped! Happy to say my restless sleep has now turned back in to my usual deep sleep but I guess it really depends on you, I wear amethyst a lot and always have so maybe you get used to it??
    I’ll take it away when I’m feeling a bit more settled as I don’t usually have a sleep issue but will also keep the others in mind for more gentle help in the future. I also have my rose quartz stones on my bedside table but the rest are across the room and away from my bed although I live in a studio so can’t really get that far away from them! 😉

  61. Brent

    I wish you explained why we shouldnt have certain crutslas and arrangements in bedrooms. I get theres reasons for it and I’d like to know why. I have a bloodstone and smokey quarts necklance I made and I hang them on my wall above my headboard to the right of my bed and have and a moonstone under my cats bed right next to mine

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      I have explained why certain types of crystals do not have energy that is conductive to sleep in the article and in even more detail in the questions in the comments section below.

  62. Jenn

    It was suggested once that I put black obsidian in my pillow to act as a dream catcher. I was having immensely vivid night terrors, and the well trusted shop owner that I confided in is not sure why I had a drastic reaction to the stone. I removed the stone from my pillow within 2 weeks as I had completely stopped dreaming all together. It took years for me to dream again and it is rare now that I dream like I used to. I refuse to touch the stone, though I do still have it. It’s in storage, either by itself or with a clear quartz, I don’t recall exactly. If I have to guess, I’d say this was about 8 years ago and I am still not back to my normal, though night terrors are mostly still gone and none like what I was having. (There is one that is recurring that I haven’t figured out how to handle)
    Is there a way to counter the loss of dreams? Does anybody have any ideas on why the stone shut down far more for me than just bad dreams?

  63. Taly Foox

    Hi, Ethan, I actually have a number of crystals on my bed around my head, they are a small rutilated quartz point, 2 lapis tumbleds, myvery special lapiz (blue) angel, which helps with sleep, headaches and calming down when I’m upset. Clear quartz – a large point with small and smaller crystals growng out of it, ellestial quartz which helps me sleep well too, lemurian quartz and a small amehyist cluster. The amethyst I actually hold it sometimes when I sleep, it helps with headaches really well. And sleep. And of course my blue lace agate wand under my pillow. So a jumble. But they all seem to help and work each in their own way. And I love them all.

  64. Nikki

    Thank you for writing this article.

    I recently bought some black tourmaline tumble stones for my mother in law. I hadn’t cleansed them, and while they were still in my possession, I had a strange dream that those stones were being snatched away from me by someone (I don’t know the person). Would you have an idea what this could mean? And why I had a rather stressful dream when tthe tourmaline stones are supposed to help with sleep? Thank you again.

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      You shouldn’t really be using crystals that have not been cleansed, it is even worse when they are new and contain energies from other people and could explain why you had a bad dream.

      1. Nikki

        I see. Thank you for replying. I now ask the shops I buy my crystals from to cleanse them, and they do it with a singing bowl. I recently got a black tourmaline and a small selenite slab for myself (cleansed) and the stones felt right this time. Thank you.

  65. Geet

    I used to have sleepless nights then one month back I bought rose quartz. Since then I started having such a deep and nice sleep. For me it really works. I am grateful.

  66. Ann

    Not to scare anyone but I bought a 7 by 7 inch Amethyst geode with 4 big natural prismatic crystal on top. And put it by my bedside slightly above my head last night. And I had the worst dream that night in my life and Ive had some bad dreams aka night terrors at a teenage kid. I usually have very real vivid dreams. I ended up in a very trance like state waking up asking the 5 Archangels by Name…some Ive never even called upon before in my waking State and Yeshua. Please do not put a big raw geode Amethyst anywhere near your bed. Thats why Im on this website now.

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  68. Brooke

    This is exactly the info I needed. I’m just barely starting to learn anything about crystals and it was recommended that I meditate with a fire quartz. I have had it on my nightstand for the last two nights and have had insane dreams – all about stones – for the past two nights. I went searching for info this morning and found this post. Thank you!

  69. Morag Morris

    Hi, has anyone else had a bad reaction to selenite? I read that it was great to help with sleep but I felt really bad when I tried it especially in my head, it wasn’t till I removed it from my bedroom that I felt better, the whole atmosphere in the room felt lighter.

  70. Nicole

    I was wondering if there are certain crystals that cause hallucinations? Lately I have been waking up every night to a moving black mist in my room. Also another night i saw a white thin arm stretching across the room to have a hand reach out when it gets near my bed. This has been happening since my box of stones has been near my bed. It has a large variety of stones.
    Thank you

  71. Tylin Yardas

    You said not to use crown or third eye chakra crystals but i personal find that lumurian helps me with nightmares and getting back to sleep after them.

  72. Amelia

    Hi Ethan. Thank you for this article.I don’t have problem sleeping but I dream a lot with lots of people all the time. I don’t really recall the dreams just that I am always with people. I deal with the public daily so when I get home and on the weekends I just want to be by myself to decompress so it bothers me that I constantly dream with groups of people. I recently read about Celestite to promote restful sleep.

    This is a quote: “It is the ideal crystal to place in your bedroom to bring tranquility and encourages a restful sleep.” I Just ordered two clusters and was really looking forward to using them. Now I am not too sure.

    What about Shungite? I have a pretty big Pyramid by my nightstand/cabinet next to my bed. Why not Pyramids.
    Should I try Rose quartz instead?. Thank you in advance.

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      This is just my advice and experiences for seletcting crystals for sleep, your experience and that of otherteachers may be different. I wrote this because I have not found the usual crystals to be that helpful and to even have the opposite effect. Shungite is okay but pyramids are energisers, they amplify.

  73. Desiree

    Hi, I’m new to using crystals and have a question. While I believe in the healing power of crystals, and keep them with me all day, my partner doesn’t believe in all this. But I do want the healing power of the crystals to reach him too – he is going through a lot of emotional turmoil at the moment and I would like the crystals to help get rid of his negative energies. How do I do that without his knowledge or active participation?

    Is it advisable to keep the crystal/s under his mattress or bed where he can’t see it? Will it still be effective?


    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Most people do not recommend you use crystals on someone without their knowledge. Saying that if crystals are in the home or under the bed these will of course effect everyone to some degree. It may not be as effective though. It is your choice.

  74. Debbie

    Hi Ethan,
    Can you tell me if a small Lithium Quartz Crystal point and a Lepidolite slab is ok to have by my bedside and ok to keep there while I sleep?
    Thank you

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Well, if you know which chakra/s is associated with this crystal you will find the answer above. This is always a personal thing and your experience with the crystal is always the most important factor. You can easily test its effect on your sleep too.

  75. Bobbie

    Hi. Im getting into crystals now. Im also into essential oils etc ive been into the occult side of life for ab 15 yrs off and learning. I wear a black obsidian and a labradorite crystal bracelets to bed. My sleep has gotten better. Not100 but way better. Still learning though.

  76. Elizabeth

    I’m ordering your book, can’t wait!
    How big do the crystals have to be for them to be effective?
    I am planning on buying all the crystals listed above.

  77. shiyuan

    Hello Ethan,

    How about agates? I have active young boys who can’t fall asleep, or often woke up screaming in the middle of the night.

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Most Agates are not usually a problem but it depends on the type, element, colour and chakra associations as explained above. Fire Agate, for example, would be overstimulating in my opinion.

  78. Tim Halls

    Thank you for this article, great read and makes sense I’ve been enjoying some restful sleeps with some pink howlite and fluorite, i have some rose quartz and mica on my window and Chrysanthemum Stone in one corner. I certainly had some different types near my head and bed side that I realised were not required here once i read this article. Thank you ✌ Namaste

  79. Lauren

    So happy you touched on amethyst. Wore my new amethyst necklace 2 nights in a row and have barely gotten any sleep. Hearing noises, feeling spirit present, I can go to sleep but wake up at 3 am. Going to cleanse it and keep it in another room at night!

  80. Javier Triana

    I am manic bipolar and given the description on some of the stones I wonder if perhaps thats why i do benefit from them. Amethyst is a stone i sleep very well with. Moonstone is another one where should i place it near me i crash out quick. Do mental disorders or imbalances perhaps also play a minor role in how the stones affect sleep patterns????

  81. Lori Fox

    I sleep with an Amazonite heart under my pillow and sometimes I hold an Amazonite palm stone in my hand as well. I also keep Labradorite, ocean jasper, pink opal, rose quartz, and green calcite on my nightstand and they also seem to help me sleep.

  82. Eulalia Miller

    Hi Ethan,

    For protection I have placed one selenite wand in each of the four corners of my home, one of which is my bedroom. The selenite wand is about two and a half feet from my bed. Can I keep it there or should I move it to another place in the bedroom?

  83. Clarice

    I found this article incredibly useful. Thank you.
    I keep my bracelets and tumblestones in a selenite bowl on my bedside table.
    Is this a good placement? Or should I move it elsewhere?
    I also have a selenite stick in my drawer. I suppose it’s pointed towards me due to length and only way of placement within draw. Is this something I should move too?
    Thank you for your time.

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Hi Clarice, to me Selenite is a high vibration stone and linked to the crown chakra so not something I would want close to my bed. Also a mix of different stones sitting in the bowl is also not conductive to sleep. Wands usually have a pointed end and a receptive end, so only one end is pointing. If it is the same both ends then yes I would not keep it stored right next to the head of my bed.

  84. Vibrating Life

    Great post. I would like to know if I am wearing a number of crystal bracelets, can I remove them during bedtime and place them somewhere else away from bed, only wearing those supporting sleep and again wearing the removed ones in the morning? Do I need to cleanse them every morning?

  85. JMFS

    I very much enjoy Amethyst on my nightstand and keep a 1 lb cluster there. I also wear a decorative piece of amethyst on my right ring finger 24-7.

    I Love dreaming, even nightmares are welcome (though I’ve only had a handful in my 47 years), so perhaps that’s why. Dreams to me are fun and often quite bizarre or even ridiculous. They’re like an autopilot adventure. In my waking moments I always have to be doing something, sitting still is not an option – I’m horrible to watch movies with as I’m up and down from my seat (forget going to a theatre). As I type this I am realizing I may not have an “off” switch at all as dreams would be a continuation of that perpetual energy! Interesting.

  86. Alicia

    I’ve slept with my amethyst for years and I actually couldn’t sleep with out it sometimes. I think it depends on the person and what they “need”. 🙂 it’s important to try and see which crystals you connect with because everyone is different and what may help me might not help another. 🙂 love all the info

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