Can using crystals for sleep help you get better rest, have more vivid dreams, and ease your mind before bed?
Although there is no conclusive scientific evidence that crystals can help you sleep, many people believe the vibrational energy of crystals can affect everything from mental health to physical well-being. And this includes sleep.
Different crystals have different properties and uses. Some crystals are thought to be energizing and motivating; others calming and soothing.
Crystals are not recommended for serious insomnia. However, there are crystals that may help you get ready for bed, fall asleep easier, and sleep more deeply. There are crystals for vivid dreams, lucid dreams, and better dream recollections. And also crystals which should not be kept in your bedroom for a variety of reasons.
Keep reading to learn the best and worst crystals for sleep.
The 10 Best Crystals for Sleep
If you’re in a hurry, here is a list of the 10 best crystals for sleep. These are the crystals we will discuss today in depth. Keep reading for all the details!
- Black Tourmaline
- Smoky Quartz
- Rose Quartz
The Best Crystals to Help You Sleep
Selenite is a soft white crystal helpful for calming and clearing the energy in your bedroom. Selenite is composed of salt, and salt has long been believed to ward off negativity. This crystal is often in a long, wand-like shape, as the image above shows.
Selenite can help gently cleanse stagnant or toxic energy from any space. It purifies and dissolves unwanted energy in the unseen realm. Selenite wands in particular are incredibly powerful for the removal of bad vibrations. At the same time, selenite is calming, soothing, and peaceful. Selenite encourages feelings of tranquility and may reduce anxiety when trying to fall asleep.
Try using selenite if you feel stressed and need to clear your mind and emotions before bed. Use selenite if you’ve had any negativity in your home, have stagnant energy in your home, or are sleeping at a hotel.
Celestine (also known as celestite) is a lovely pale blue crystal known to connect you to your angels and spirit guides. Celestine has long been associated with higher-self wisdom and spiritual awareness. It is a crystal for spiritual growth and awakening to the spirit world.
This pretty crystal promotes wisdom and intuition. It may help you feel more protected and supported by God, your angels, and other loving forces. As well, it may help with better communication with those in the spirit realm, especially during dream time. Or, in those hazy moments right before sleep hits.
Because of its positive angelic energy, Celestine may be useful for warding off bad dreams. Some people also use celestine to fall asleep easier since it promotes relaxation and trust in the Divine.
3. Black Tourmaline
If you suffer from anxiety before bed or negative thought patterns, black tourmaline or another black stone is good to employ.
Black tourmaline is known for absorbing and dissolving negative energy. Like a sponge, black tourmaline sucks up unwanted vibrational energy to help you feel more peaceful. It is a terrific crystal for letting go and releasing fears, worry, stress, and more.
Black tourmaline can be healing since it is grounding. It provides an energy of stability and strength. Many people swear by black tourmaline for a variety of ills, from physical pain to anxiety.
Black tourmaline would be top of the list as a recommendation for nightmares. As a side note, do remember to cleanse your crystals frequently, especially black tourmaline.
4. Smoky Quartz
Like black tourmaline, smoky quartz is useful for grounding your energy in the here and now. It is a crystal that promotes stability, putting down roots and feeling safe.
Because of the mellow vibrations of smoky quartz, it is a good crystal for deep, restful sleep. It may be used for falling asleep faster and sleeping more soundly. And for quelling anxious thoughts before bed.
Smoky quartz is also known for opening up energetic pathways for inner healing. Many people meditate and pray with smoky quartz to help release emotional baggage, which can cause negative thoughts and difficult sleep.
This crystal may help absorb negative energy from its user. As well as reflect negative energy away from the bedroom and replace it with more peaceful, natural earth energy. Try placing smoky quartz on a slightly cracked open windowsill while you sleep, if the weather permits.
Amethyst is a powerful crystal to meditate with before bed, especially if you seek more vivid dreams or better dream recollections. It may also help with lucid dreaming, which is when you know you’re dreaming and can affect your dream because of that knowing.
Like celestine, amethyst may help you connect with your spirit guides and angels during sleep. As well as allow you to communicate with your higher self.
Many ancient cultures believed amethyst could boost intellect and awareness via a greater understanding of our realm. This includes the dream realm, a mysterious dimension indeed. For dream interpretation, use amethyst to gain a better understanding of a dream’s meaning. For lucid dreaming, set your intention and dream away.
Also know that amethyst is said to ignite feelings of inspiration, awe, and wonder. Thus, amethyst may be helpful for problem-solving during sleep. To do this, simply go to bed with your question in mind and amethyst nearby. Allow your subconscious mind to mill things over during sleep. Wake up with more clarity. And ideally, an answer to your problem or question!
Moonstone is a pearly, lustrous stone with many uses for a good night’s sleep. This beautiful crystal is helpful for relaxation and calm, encouraging deep and peaceful sleep. Moonstone is also thought to ward off nightmares and be energetically protective. It is known to help clear repetitive or racing thoughts for some users.
Another use of moonstone is the balancing of the chakra centers. Moonstone may help unfurl stuck chakra energy, especially in the sacral chakra. The sacral chakra is associated with hormones and reproductive health, so moonstone may be especially helpful for sleep during pregnancy, menopause, or during menstruation.
7. Rose Quartz
Rose quartz is a crystal to encourage love of all kinds- romantic love, friendship love, family love, and especially self-love. Feeling greater love provides a greater sense of security, which in turn can mean an easier time falling asleep.
Because rose quartz has warm, graceful, healing energy, it may help those who suffer from low self-esteem and lack of self-worth. It encourages compassion for yourself and others, allowing you to forgive and release anger and other negative emotions.
Rose quartz is the perfect crystal if you tend to feel anxious about what you said or did that day, or have baggage from the past which is keeping you up at night. Once you forgive, let go, and fill your heart with compassionate grace, sleep becomes much easier.
If you’re going through any relationship stress which is affecting your sleep, rose quartz may help ease worries and sadness in that department, too. Feeling greater forgiveness, release, love, and acceptance are all benefits of rose quartz.
Angelite is another crystal useful for calming and centering yourself before bed. It is useful for releasing fear and anger, thus allowing the mind to relax.
Angelite may help with falling asleep easier since it balances the throat, third eye, and crown chakras. Balancing these chakras helps create a stronger spiritual connection to spirit animals, spirit guides and angels. It also helps with better self-expression.
Use Angelite for stronger dream recollection and dream work of all kinds. Angelite may help ward off nightmares and provide spiritual protection from your guides and angels.
Beautiful fluorite with its rainbow of colors inspires freedom, happiness, and creative inspiration. This makes flourite great for vivid dreams, lucid dreams, and improved dream recollection.
Flourite is balancing spiritually in that it is grounding to the here and now, yet strengthens your intuition. It helps unite the known reality of the waking dimension and the unseen, mysterious dream realm. And that unity is exactly what you need to access within yourself for powerful lucid dreaming.
With Flourite as your bridge between realms, practice creating your dream world as you desire. That is, practice the art of intentional lucid dreaming, which I might add is easier said than done!
Sapphire is an excellent crystal for meditation before bed. It is said to help ease depression and bring balance, harmony, inner strength, and wisdom. Sapphire may facilitate an easier time falling asleep since it is so vibrationally healing, and may help you be more disciplined about going to bed on time.
Sapphire is a practical stone for setting intentions, following routines and creating order. It embodies high-value energy and wearing sapphire encourages positive self-esteem. Sapphire is also strong, just beneath diamond on the hardness scale. The strength of sapphire may energetically translate the characteristic of strength and physical well-being to its wearer. So, try sapphire for sleep when you’re feeling down on yourself, unwell, or have experienced a setback in life.
What crystals should not be in your bedroom?
Citrine- Citrine should not be kept in your bedroom since it is quite energizing. Citrine may disrupt sleep and cause excitability. It is a crystal much more suited to a work or school environment.
Tigers eye- Tigers eye should not be in your bedroom since it may cause you to overthink all night long. Especially about your to-do list. this is because Tigers eye inspires motivation and action. But the bedroom is for sleep. And bedtime is not the time to get things accomplished other than zzz’s.
Cinnabar- Cinnabar is toxic after prolonged exposure since oxidation of this stone produces mercury. Thus, cinnabar should not be kept in your bedroom. Or any space in which you spend long amounts of time.
Carnelian- Like citrine, carnelian is energizing and has busy energy. Thus, carnelian should not be kept in the bedroom and is considered a bad crystal for sleep.
Bedtime crystal recommendations:
For deep and peaceful sleep try
- Smoky Quartz
A weighted blanket and a sound machine are deeply relaxing, too. High-quality sleep is incredibly important.
To entice vivid dreams use
For highly visual, deeply felt dreams you are more likely to remember, try the following crystals for sleep:
Other dream-enhancing aids include essential oils and sleep-time sound bathing. Results may vary.
Best crystals for lucid dreaming
To practice controlling what happens in your dream, or creating your dream a certain way like a director in a movie, try the following crystals:
Best crystals for anxiety before bed
- Black Tourmaline
- Smoky Quartz
- Rose Quartz
Anxiety is a medical diagnosis, so please consult your doctor. When it comes to generalized worry and less mild but still bothersome thoughts before bed, try prayer or meditation. Crystals for sleep may help, too. Do what you can for self-care, including soothing your mind with a pleasant book or music.
Crystals for nightmares
For nightmares and bad dreams, try some peaceful meditation or prayer before bed. I recommend the prayers in the article above. Sleep with one of the following crystals nearby, and see if it helps.
- Black Tourmaline
Best crystals for dream recollection
These crystals have all been known to help remember dreams better.
Crystals and insomnia
Insomnia is a terrible problem that can be extremely debilitating and should be discussed with your doctor.
Insomnia is nothing to make light of, and crystals alone are often not helpful. They may aid you in some ways, but I don’t recommend relying on crystals for sleep to fix severe sleep problems. Here is an article that may help you if you suffer from insomnia:
How to use crystals for sleep
It’s easy to use crystals for sleep. No matter what you want to use a crystal for at bedtime, simply set your intention through meditation or prayer.
Communicate to God, your angels, spirit guides, and/or the crystal itself what you need. Say or write a short intention statement about why or how you are using the crystal for sleep.
Place your crystal nearby, and allow yourself to fall asleep.
Where to keep crystals for sleeping
Under your mattress- this is a better spot than under your pillow since placing crystals for sleep under your pillow could (rarely) be dangerous.
Wear the crystal- Crystal earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets all allow you to have physical contact with your crystals while sleeping.
Place in a dreamcatcher- Create your own dreamcatcher, or purchase one. There are many lovely dreamcatchers on Etsy.
Place on a nightstand- Simply place your crystal on your nightstand, dresser, shelf, or anywhere safe nearby. Always keep crystals away from small children.
Using crystals for sleep can enhance your dreams, aid in better dream recollection, and may empower lucid dreaming. Crystals may help ease anxiety and fear before bed and encourage relaxation. More than just pretty home decor, crystals can be powerful sleep aids that many people swear by.
I hope you enjoyed this article about the best and worst crystals for sleep. What are your favorite crystals to keep bedside? Please leave your comments below!
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