Written By Liz Oakes
If you have insomnia there are a number of crystals for sleep that are known to be beneficial to help you to have a more restful night.
Read the list below of the best crystals to help you to sleep well.
Some of the healing crystals for you to utilize are known to help you if you have difficulty sleeping.
Many of these will also aid you if you have trouble quieting your mind in meditation.
You can learn more about crystals that can help you to sleep better in this article.
If you are suffering from insomnia, adding crystals may be simply one more thing to try, but don't despair you may have found the answer.
There are a number of healing stones that help sleep, and all of the crystals suggested below are generally quite safe stones to have in the bedroom, so this is another good reason to choose them.
If you lie awake unable to settle because of those pesky thoughts going round and round in your head, it might be time to take a new approach to the issue.
Checkout the list of crystals below. All of the stones on the list are well known crystals to help these problems.
So you may find a solution for both your insomnia and be able to meditate more easily.
People who are not getting the amount of sleep that they require may state that they have insomnia, so lets look at... what is insomnia, as this term is sometimes misinterpreted.
Lets start with the definition of insomnia:
The word habitual relates to recurrent or frequent, and in many cases those who say they have insomnia may have had problems related to sleep for some time.
For some people its not insomnia, but an inability to get to sleep that happens often enough for it to be frustrating.
Those people may also want to work out how to fall asleep more easily.
For others its going to sleep then waking up and being unable to get back to sleep.
This can be quite disturbing as its usually in the middle of the night, when having crystals for sleep nearby can be helpful.
Some of you may have issues with thoughts going round and round inside your head so your mind cannot settle for sleep.
This is the same problem that a number of people find challenging when they sit down to meditate.
So if you find it hard to settle into a state of deep relaxation when meditating, as well as when you are trying to get to sleep, my crystals sleeping guide will help you.
Of course this is an individual thing to some degree, and please be aware that not everyone finds every healing stone on the following list to be helpful.
Scolecite, Lepidolite, Amethyst, Howlite, Stilbite, Cookeite and Unakite.
This is the list of what I believe are the most effective crystals for helping you to have a restful nights sleep.
All of the above crystals for sleeping better are on the list as they aid insomnia.
They all have their own in-depth page so if they appeal to you, simply click on the link below the picture to learn more about them.
Many of the crystals or stones on the list are fairly easy to obtain but a few are not as well known.
These are included as they are good crystals for sleep with other excellent metaphysical properties.
Scolecite is at the top of the list as it has such an excellent action to help your sleep.
It has a deeply calming and soothing energy that is also very effective to help to relieve stress.
It is both one of the crystals for insomnia as well as also being a stone that encourages lucid dreaming. So if you wish to have lucid dreams it may also help you with this.
When I first heard about it I was surprised that it was one of the crystals for sleeping better, as it is one of the high vibration crystals.
It resonates within the crown and third eye chakras. It is also a great meditation stone, and seems to work well in combination with any of the other crystals
So you may choose to use it with other sleep crystals to create a highly effective result.
My own sleep problem relates to waking up and being unable to get back to sleep so I have a piece of Scolecite within easy reach, so that I can hold it when I need it.
Sleep commonly comes quickly to me when I use this crystal. Remember: if you have a stone either under the pillow or nearby, do make sure you regularly cleanse it.
If you are using it and start to find it is no longer effective, take it out and cleanse it and perhaps give it a break to allow it to re-charge.
Lepidolite has many powerful attributes that make it a wonderful crystal for sleep to use as it aids a number of issues, including helping you to sleep better.
If you are anxious, depressed or stressed and need help to feel more calm, this is my top choice of crystals to relieve stress.
This is also one of the crystals for sleep mentioned above that will help you to relax and attain deep meditation, helping you to switch off and get into deep meditation.
It is helpful to use for meditation, and also helps you to get to sleep more easily because of its action to help you to easily sink into the alpha state, where your brain waves slow.
Alpha brain waves are the relaxed state that you attain just before you sink into sleep, and are the brain waves associated with the beginning of stage one sleep.
This lovely stone will also assist you to attain the deeper theta brain waves, a highly relaxed state that is normally reached when you are deeply asleep.
There are now a number of relaxation systems that assist you to reach theta state and it is also associated with a healing method called theta healing.
Doing meditation with crystals that take you
to the theta state helps you to more easily reach the higher realms, and is a
helpful method to use if you are working on your spiritual growth.
Lepidolite has so many powerful attributes that make it a wonderful stone to use for all sorts of reasons.
It comes in a number of colors from deep purple, to lilac through to pink. All colors are very effective calming stones as they contain natural lithium.
Amethyst is one of the most common stones that are recommended to help you to sleep better.
All of the various types of Amethyst are made from quartz, and quartz has strong amplification properties.
They may also be programmed as well, so you could program it to broadcast calming messages to you.
These purple crystals embody the vibration of the violet flame. This is a powerful healing energy, so they are strong healing stones.
They are crystals for sleep and are also excellent stones for psychic protection. So if they are in your bedroom they will also protect you while you are sleeping.
Please note that not everyone finds that it is comfortable sleeping with them. They can be too stimulating for some people, until you adapt to their energy.
You may find it more beneficial to simply keep your piece near you during the day, so that by the time its time for sleep it has had its effect.
Stones in the Amethyst family such as Black Amethyst, Elestial Amethyst or Chevron Amethyst are all helpful for this purpose.
Howlite are crystals for sleep that have a calming and quite soothing energy that will assist you to more easily get to sleep.
They are said to be useful to calm angry people, and may be used by placing a piece under the pillow to allow its calming influence to affect the angry person while they are asleep.
This is another sleep stone that is known to aid stress. It also has a good action to help you to relax fully so that you can attain a deep and relaxed meditation experience.
Their vibration may be beneficial for those in rocky relationships and they are known to aid communication and stabilize bad moods, and these white stones may also boost your patience.
They are recommended to help those in relationships related to domestic violence, where there may be a need to soothe a violent partner.
They also have a good number of other healing attributes, including helping to heal broken bones.
Stilbite is useful for anyone who is having trouble sleeping due to mind chatter that just won't stop long enough for you to get to sleep.
Mind chatter is also one of the most common reasons why many people find it hard to meditate, as they can't stop those pesky thoughts from going round and round in their head.
You can therefore see why they are excellent healing crystals for you to use to assist you to calm your wayward thoughts and more easily get to sleep, and they may help to create clearer thinking.
These crystals have an energy that not only helps to stop the mind chatter but their vibration is also said to balance both hemispheres of the brain which can assist concentration.
They have a lovely heart based energy that helps to heal grief or
loss, and have other excellent attributes as well, including aiding
making and enhancing
Regular meditation is also helpful to generally calm you emotionally, which may assist sleep. Their energy may help you to reach a state of deep meditation more easily.
During deep meditation you may travel to the higher realms and make contact with spirit guides.
Their vibration also encourages you to make contact with spirit teachers, who may give you guidance on the next steps in life to take.
Cookeite also contains lithium and although it is an uncommon stone, it is included here as it has such a strong action to aid insomnia.
It is a one of the more powerful crystals for sleep.
It helps to create a quite tranquil and relaxed sleeping space, and it may be advantageous to grid your sleeping space with pieces of this stone, or to place a piece on the bedside or under the pillow.
Their energy is very calming and soothing which is helpful to aid you to reach the deep relaxed state needed for successful meditation.
These stones are also well known as psychic protection crystals.
A strong protective barrier emanates from them, which prevents negative entities or thought forms from attacking you.
They are also strong healing stones that are known to help muscle pain and allergies and this is useful as pain can stop you from sleeping well.
They are also beneficial crystals to assist problem solving.
Unakite is also a helpful stone to relieve stress and has a lovely heart based energy that aids emotional healing.
They assist you to feel greater love for yourself, by helping to boost your self esteem and stimulating feelings of love and compassion.
They are helpful grounding stones and are beneficial to use in your daily meditation as they stimulate the third eye and may assist the birth of clairvoyant ability.
They are good crystals for sleep that also help to release anger and other negative feelings that may be keeping you awake and that may also make you sick.
They have a number of other healing properties, including helping you to release addictions, and they are known to help convalescents to get better more quickly.
There are also a number of other crystals that can help you to sleep better.
While these crystals are not the top crystals for sleep they still may benefit you, so if you have them it may be helpful to use them for this purpose.
Other stones that you may like to use includes Dream Quartz, Clinohumite, Kinoite, Glendonite, Afghanite, Augelite and Zircon.
If I come across others that I feel may help I will also add them here.
As you can see there are quite a few stones that you can use to aid insomnia.
There are a few common ways to use these crystals for sleep, and these are all known to be very effective methods to help you to sleep better.
The most well known way to use them, and a method that is spoken about quite often is to sleep with crystals under your pillow or alternatively on your bedside table.
This is the way that most people use them, as the closer they are the better.
Another beneficial way that you could choose to use your sleep stones, is to use them to do a crystal meditation before you go to bed, as this will help to calm you.
But note that you do need to remember to regularly cleanse the crystals that are under your pillow.
If you are not sure about the best way to use to cleanse your crystals there is more information on this page about cleansing crystals.
Please remember to take them out every few weeks and cleanse them, or you may find that they are no longer effective, as they will absorb negativity while you sleep.
The last method to use is to wear them during the day as well.
Having a sleep stone on your body for a good amount of time every day allows the energy to assist you, and you may find that you get to sleep more easily.
Discover more about how you may be able to sleep better by changing some of your regular sleep habits.
If you would like to read my reviews of some of the more popular books about crystals and stones, I have a dedicated page reviewing crystal books.
Many of the books that I have reviewed are commonly found in bookshops, and there are more and more crystal books coming on the market all the time.
Many of these are very helpful to use to learn about the many crystals, rocks and stones that are available for sale.
On my book review page I have written about many of the books by the most popular authors, to give you an idea if the book might be beneficial to purchase.
So check out my book reviews and get yourself a crystal book so you can learn more about the many wonderful stones that are available, including the crystals for sleep featured here.