Using Crystals and Gemstones for Better Sleep

I am really struggling to get a good nights sleep at the moment due to raging menopausal symptoms. I find that routines and rituals around bed time can be really helpful, here are some of mine include;


  • ABHYANGA self massage with Vata balancing sesame oil

  • Tumeric Latte with ASHWAGHANDA

  • Yoga NIDRA

  • Having special crystals or gemstones to hold or keep near at bedtime



As well as Amethyst, pictured above, there are some other crystals and gemstones that may help you get a better nights sleep, read on for my recommendations.


Clear Quartz


Clears your mind and encourages pleasant dreams


Howlite


Soothes and clams the mind and eases insomnia, it's also believed to reduce fretful thoughts, aid general relaxation and help prepare for meditation or sleep


"If you suffer from insomnia caused by racing thoughts at bedtime, a piece of howlite placed under your pillow or as a crystal grid around your bed may help" – Keith Birch

Hematite


Can help ground and calm you after a busy day. Hematite, also known as the stone for the mind and can be helpful if you have sleep disturbances due to hysteria and anxiety. It promotes a calming atmosphere, heals emotional imbalances, and helps you have a deep sleep. It can be helpful to hold Hematite crystal in your hands, close your eyes, and envision a good sleep just before going to bed.


Agate


Protects against bad dreams. Particularly Blue Lace Agate which promotes positive self-talk, so instead of wrestling with our minds about the choices we have made throughout the day we can rest in a peaceful sleepy slumber.


Moonstone


Relieves tension to help you drift off to sleep. Different Moonstones have different properties when it comes to healing. While yellow or peach moonstone stimulates the mind and removes all worry and anxiety, rainbow moonstone provides psychotic protection, thereby aiding in calm sleep and lucid dreaming.


Creating the Mala of your dreams


If you have something that you would like to encourage or invite into your life setting an intention, building a ritual and meditating with crystals can be a wonderful way of manifesting it.


If you have an idea or would like some advice in creating a handmade mala or bracelet to help you with this process please contact me and we can create something magical together. 💎

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