Find the right crystal for your sleep issue, and you'll soon be lost in dreamland.
Although restful sleep is arguably one of the most important aspects of our health and well-being, it’s also one of the most difficult to achieve. Whether you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or feeling rested when you wake up, most of us face some sort of sleep issue. When you’re ready to take matters into your own hands, the energy of crystals can help you get some rest.
While there are tons of crystals out there, in my 25 years of working with crystals, I’ve narrowed the list of my favorite crystals for sleep down to just six. Each of these six crystals can help you get deeper sleep in a variety of ways, so it’s important to first identify what the main obstacle to sound sleep is for you. From there, you can find the ideal crystal to help you overcome that obstacle and get a good night’s rest.
Agate has a grounding energy that helps you find stability and balance. When you feel pulled in all different directions, or feel like you haven’t had a moment to pause all day, Agate roots you in the present moment and encourages you to give yourself permission to slow down in time for sleep.
Place Agate underneath your pillow.
Amethyst brings peace to your mind, body and spirit. It helps you release tensions before bed. It brings about the feeling of pure relaxation and serenity that you experience after a trip to the spa, allowing you to find rest when your head hits the pillow.
Place Amethyst on your nightstand.
Celestite is known for protecting against nightmares or other worried thoughts that can keep you up at night. It calms your mind and helps you put your to-do list and any future-tripping on the back-burner until tomorrow.
Place Celestite on the windowsill.
Labradorite expands your mind and connects you to your dreamstate. When you dream, you can tap into your subconscious mind and uncover answers and experience realizations that can help resolve unanswered questions in your daily life.
Place Labradorite on your nightstand.
Selenite is one of the highest vibration crystals and its high frequency helps to purify and cleanse your spirit and your space. It eliminates any energetic grime in your bedroom your in your mind and body, allowing you to settle in without holding onto any heavier energies from the day.
Place Selenite underneath your bed.
Lepidolite naturally contains mica and lithium, which are known to help manage anxiety and stress. By helping you find relief from anxiety and stress, you can experience deeper sleep and give your mind a break from feeling overwhelmed.
Place Lepidolite on your nightstand.
Combining Crystal Placement:
I recommend starting out with just one crystal to see what kind of an effect it has on your sleep. If, however, you’re interested in working with a combination of crystals, you can place your crystals in the following way:
Amethyst and Labradorite on your nightstand.
Selenite underneath your bed.
If you try this combination and notice that you feel alert or energized, remove some or all of the crystals from your bedroom. Crystals are amplifiers, which means they can amplify and magnify the energy in your room. Too many crystals can actually keep you up at night, which is the opposite of what you’re looking for if your using crystals for better sleep! You can try slowly adding the crystals back in, one at a time, until you find the right number and combination of crystals for you.
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