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10 Best Crystals for Sleep

A crystal expert shares her picks for the top crystals for sleep.

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One in five adults across the U.S. struggles to sleep every single night (22 percent), with half of U.S. adults experiencing insomnia once a month or more (50 percent). In addition, 43 percent of American’s report that stress has caused them to lie awake at night in the past month. Therefore, getting a good night’s sleep is much easier if we have an abundance of positive energy surrounding us. 

“Sleep is a vital time for our body to rest and for our cells to heal and rejuvenate,” says Brett Larkin, a crystal expert at Tiny Rituals. “Good sleep helps us to be productive, it boosts our metabolism, and it helps our immune system to stand up the challenge and thrive. Healing crystals can help us to find that place of rich and rewarding slumber.”  

According to Larkin, there are several crystals that may help to soothe anxieties and clear the mind, granting us that mental space we need to let go of our worries and to find that mental space of rest. “By placing one of these rocks beneath your pillow or on your person, you could clear out negative energy and finally get the solid sleep you need.” 

Here are Larkin’s suggestions for the 10 of the best crystals for sleep:

1. Selenite  

– Brings clarity and a Zen-like calm 

– Removes negative energy 

Selenite brings a tide of clarity to your inner thoughts, helping to put you into a headspace of calm rather than a toxic mess. Promoting a restful night’s sleep, this crystal hums with a high frequency that instantly puts you at ease. Selenite helps remote negative energies, which is exactly the state of mind you need to be in to rest easy regardless of what is going on in the world outside. 

2. Celestite  

– Connects to intuition and higher purpose 

– Soothes jangled thoughts 

Celestite is a mineral crystal often associated with promoting relaxation, tranquility, and a sense of calm. It is believed that its properties may indirectly contribute to a more peaceful sleep environment and improved sleep quality. It also bridges the gap and helps connect you to the third eye, heart, and crown chakras, which leads to a deeper sense of spirituality, open-heartedness, and deep intuitive wisdom. When we feel connected to our intuition and a higher purpose, this can soothe jangled thoughts and put us right down into a place of beautiful rest.  

3. Lepidolite  

-A natural ore of lithium 

-Promotes serenity through self-love 

Lepidolite is used as a medicine for those who can suffer the consequences of an overactive mind. Lepidolite is a gentle purple stone that promotes peaceful sleep through the pathways of self-love, easing stress and taking you to a place of serenity. When we can clear our minds, we are better equipped to get some decent shuteye. Lepidolite also raises our awareness of joy, gratitude, and other positive emotions that help to promote a dreamy sleep. 

4. Howlite  

– Promotes heartbeat regulation  

– Cools hot heads and tempers 

Howlite is known to take hot tempers down to a cooler place, and to stop the mind from fragmenting into a million pieces. This gentle stone is abundant in healing energy and is one of the best soothers before bed.  

5. Amethyst   

– A purifying and gentle stone 

– Balances emotions and soothes the body 

A famously serene stone, amethyst is one of the most purifying and gentle stones. It is rich in healing energy and balances emotions and promotes happy dreams. Particularly for those who struggle with nightmares, amethyst is thought to provide a sense of soft security all while clearing your third eye chakra and raising your crown chakra vibrations, too.  

6. Angelite   

– Promotes physical healing 

– Brings messages from the spirit realms  

Angelite promotes inner peace and fills your dreams with messages from the spirit realms. Not only does it invite you into the soft mental magic you need to sleep, but it also promotes the physical healing that leads to a higher quality of rest, too.  

7. Smoky Quartz   

– Grounding 

– Has a calming effect  

Smoky quartz is a great stone to turn to when you want to manifest all your hopes and desires. It has an easygoing nature and an instant calming effect that can put you on the pathway to perfect sleep.  

8. Rose Quartz   

– A radiant heart healer 

– Cuts through anxious thoughts  

This stone helps to put your body, mind, and soul at rest. Rose quartz is known for being one of the most radiant heart healers, meaning it can stitch up old wounds and open your heart to love, trust, and effortless self-care. By keeping rose quartz close by, you may find the soft flow of sleep replaces those ruminating night-time routines. 

9. Black Tourmaline   

– Offers protection from bad dreams 

– Keeps negative vibes at bay 

Sometimes our dreams can be a scary place and other times, anxiety won’t loosen its grip to even let us go down to that sleepy place. But this stone will see you on your way to gentle rest by letting you know that your energy is protected. Black tourmaline sees off all kinds of negative vibes and brings a sense of calm washing over you.  

10. Moonstone   

– Soaked in feminine energy 

– Offers acceptance  

The moonstone is soaked in feminine energy and well-equipped for calming the mind. A quick meditation with this white stone encourages all that emotional tension to wash away. Not only will moonstone put you in a place where easy sleep is possible, but it also paves the way for lucid dreaming for those who want to delve into the depths of mastering and connecting to their subconscious. 

“Having the gemstones pressed directly against the skin will ensure that those soft vibrations keep on humming throughout the day and when you are lost in the land of nod,” says Larkin. “It also helps to keep the stones close by throughout the day as the crystals can keep working to fend off negative vibes and anxiety, so these emotions don’t have the chance to build. Other ways you can weave in the healing power of these sleep bright stones is to place them on your bedside table or tuck them beneath your pillow for added protection. You can also make it part of your bedtime routine to sit in a moment of meditation with your crystal and set an intention for deep and healing sleep.” 

About The Author
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Julie is the co-founder of Well Defined and a longtime influencer and advocate in the wellness world. Along with her work at Well Defined, she is an executive recruiter and marketing specialist for Hutchinson Consulting. She is also a consultant and content strategist for numerous wellness brands. She is the former editor-in-chief and publisher of American Spa and was named a 2019 Folio Top Woman in Media in the Industry Trailblazers category and a 2018 winner of ISPA’s Innovate Award. She is also a seasoned journalist, specializing in spa, travel, health, fitness, wellness, sustainability, and beauty. She has been published in Departures, ForbesTraveler.com, E! Online, Gayot.com, Insider’s Guide to Spas, Luxury Travel Advisor, Marin Magazine, Ocean Home, Smart Meetings, Spa Asia, and Travel Agent.