How To Use Crystals For Better Sleep

Sleep deprivation is one of the most common problems experienced by adults worldwide, and a recent survey reveals that about three quarters of British people aren't getting enough sleep. Moreover, it was found that 74 percent of people get less than eight hours of sleep, which is the recommended amount of sleep for adults. Being constantly sleep deprived can result in various health problems, such as obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, anxiety, and depression. It may even affect your ability to focus and make good decisions, which can have a negative impact on your quality of life. Making some lifestyle changes, such as creating a bedtime routine, drinking less caffeine, and using holistic healing methods, such as crystal healing, can help you get a good night's sleep. Here are the best crystals for helping you get a proper night's rest, and how to use them for maximum effectiveness. 

To calm the mind

Having a calm mind can put you in a relaxed state so that you can sleep better at night. One of the best crystals to help soothe a frazzled mind and banish racing thoughts is turquoise. Known as a master healing stone, this blue-green stone can also help to calm, soothe, and get rid of negative energy, which can help you get a good night's sleep. To use, place a turquoise stone over your heart while lying on your back, and meditate for a few minutes to reduce worries and anxiety. Afterwards, place the stone in a pouch, and keep it on your dresser. Make sure not to put a turquoise stone under your pillow or anywhere near your bed, since its energising properties may keep you awake.

Another stone that can give you peaceful sleep is the rose quartz. Known as the stone of love, it can encourage you to let go of any negative experiences or interactions that you had during the day. It can even reduce pain and help you reach a deeper sense of serenity and peace, which results in a feeling of contentment. Before going to bed, consider taking a healing bath. Try adding rose quartz to a warm bath, and add a few drops of lavender oil to enhance the relaxing experience. 

To ease worries and anxiety

Feeling worried about work, school, and other obligations the next day can keep you awake all night. If you're constantly worried or feel anxious at night, consider using an amethyst or red tiger's eye to ease anxiety. Amethyst is particularly good if you experience headaches or stomach problems during bouts of anxiety, and it's also comforting when you're feeling stressed or sad. Before bedtime, lie down and place an amethyst stone between your eyes while meditating. This will activate your third eye chakra so you can let go of any worries that you may have.  

For sweet dreams

If you're constantly plagued by nightmares, or are unable to stay asleep, consider using crystals that promote sweet and gentle dreams. Moonstone gives a tranquil energy, which will help you get a deep sleep, while lapiz lazuli shields you from psychic attacks and protects against negative energy, which can cause nightmares. To use these crystals, place them on your night table in a geometric pattern, or put them under your mattress to help you get better sleep. 

A good night's sleep is essential for physical and mental wellness. Consider using crystals for better sleep, and don't forget to follow a healthy bedtime routine to improve your chances of getting a deep and restful slumber. 

Check out the IPHM directory to find a professional crystal therapist or training provider.  

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