Need some help getting to sleep, staying asleep, or improving the quality of your sleep? Here are 9 crystals that are on the job, along with brief descriptions of their energetic dynamics to help you choose the one that’s right for you.
Try sleeping with one under your pillow, near your head, in a pouch around your neck, or in your hand. Or in some cases, you can add a couple of drops of the gem essence to your bedtime tea.
Amethyst, a violet variety of quartz crystal, is highly purifying to the aura. It opens the crown chakra and aligns you with divine wisdom. Sleeping with it brings healing energy to your dreams, promotes deep sleep, and attunes your brain waves to the frequency of calm.
This crystal is an ancient, fossilized creature that smooths rough and toxic energy and promotes deep relaxation. It also promotes immunity, physical health, and energetic protection by therapeutically restructuring your aura while you sleep.
Angelite is a crystal that promotes creative problem solving during dreamtime. It also helps you relax and release by aligning you with divine timing and reminding you that everything is perfectly unfolding. In other words, you don’t have to worry about every little thing: you can release it all to the universe with perfect love and trust. Additionally, it attunes you to the angelic realm, facilitating a flow of angelic communication and guidance while you sleep.
4. Black Tourmaline
My personal sleep-promoting crystal of choice is definitely black tourmaline. Energetically, it’s highly protective and grounding. Mentally, it’s profoundly calming. Physically, it provides a constant flow of deep relaxation throughout the body.
5. Clear Quartz
Clear quartz crystal is relaxing to some and energizing to others. While I, personally, get a rest-discouraging energy buzz around them, for others, they promote deep and restful sleep. If you fall into the latter category, you’ll find they have the added benefit of clearing your energy and shielding you in positivity while you sleep.
Hematite clears the mind of excess worry and mental chatter. It relaxes the body, heals deep emotional pain, and brings expansive comfort by activating the root chakra and plugging us into a constant flow of strengthening nourishment from the earth.
Jade is a crystal with an uncommonly soft and loving energy. It soothes the mind, opens the heart, and smooths away the rough edges of the day. It reduces stress and increases overall harmony and balance. It’s particularly useful for counterbalancing money worries as it has the added benefit of attuning us to the frequency of wealth.
Labradorite helps balance brain chemistry and replenish brain power while you sleep. It also helps open up the third eye and awaken intuition, making it useful for those on the spiritual path. And, it can help us bust through stagnant energy and blocks by bringing old, unhelpful patterns and shadow aspects to light during dreamtime. (While this can conceivably result in nightmares, you can still receive the benefits of this crystal if you set the intention to receive your dream messages in a gentle and loving way.)
9. Rose Quartz
Rose quartz is among the gentlest and most loving crystals out there. It promotes relaxation by mitigating harsh energy of all varieties and bringing healing to the mind, body, and emotions. Additionally, it’s highly protective as it cushions us in a cocoon of soft sweetness. It’s a great ally to choose when you’re learning to practice self-compassion, self-acceptance, and consistently encouraging self-talk.