The experience of sleep disturbance may include an inability to fall asleep, or sleeping uninterruptedly yet still feeling unrested on waking; there may also be an increased feeling of tiredness or even a need for sleep during the day. Apart from physical diseases such as inflammation, cysts and "bad nerves"; activities such as shift work, jetlag, negative energy fields near your bed and various types of emotional stress may also cause sleep disturbances.
In order to improve your sleep effectively, it is important to be aware of the natural sleep cycles. From dream research, it has been discovered that light sleep (REM) is filled with dreams and deep sleep, alternate during the night. Emotional and physical regeneration also follow this same sleep cycle. In this way, toxins and waste products are excreted from the tissues and the process of renewal takes place during the periods of deep sleep.
As a rule, the regeneration cycles take between two and three hours. If you are emotionally and physically in good shape, they can be a little shorter, but with diseases and heavy emotional problems, they may be longer. Normally the body needs three of these regeneration cycles per night in order to process the days events. Therefore it is assumed that an average time of eight hours is enough sleep to fully regenerate the body and mind.
Although, if you sleep longer than eight hours, the body will have time for more regenerative work. This is why an illness often causes a need for more sleep.
Crystal therapy can help! Combine with other activities that help you fall asleep as well - meditation, relaxation, walks etc.
*Tip* Place a tumbled stone under your pillow!
Use the Following Crystal Therapies
Agate is helpful if a section or slice is placed under your pillow. It helps induce a deeper, calmer and revitalising sleep. Any dreams that you experience will be comfortable and unthreatening. Agate also assists you if there is any tendency towards waking up early and not being able to fall asleep again.
Amethyst improves the quality of sleep, in cases where unfinished business causes disturbing or anxious dreams. Such dreams are typical of an increased need for sleep and the simultaneous decreasing quality and value of the sleep. Anything that you feel unable to tackle directly and was put aside during the day will turn up at night and is processed during sleep. In this way, your sleep is of a type that is simply filled with incidents, worries and conflicts repeated several times and with different variations until they are dealt with. Because dreams like this are just as much mental work as is your conscious daytime thoughts, the brain's resulting activity, means that your sleep lacks the necessary depth for renewal and regeneration.
Angelite a stone of awareness brings in a feeling of calmness and inner peace. A problem solver for many, this crystal's soothing energy can ease out your worries and anxiety, which is exactly the reason for sleeplessness.
Angelite is a brilliant choice if you go through a stressful day and experience restless nights. You can meditate with an Angelite gemstone to relax or just place it at the four corners of your bed as it can restore your sleeping pattern and help you wake up refreshed.
Aventurine makes it particularly easy to fall asleep, because it helps you to let go of persistent cycles of disturbing thoughts, images and feelings. It brings with it the necessary calmness and relaxation, so that you can fall asleep peacefully.
Celestite, Since it's also a calming stone, celestite is a no-brainer for better sleep. Its high vibrations are good at pushing away chaotic thoughts. Celestite is also known as a stone of extreme serenity because it bridges the gap between the third eye, heart, and crown energy centers. Which leads to 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.
Chrysoprase is helpful when it is difficult to sleep through the night, or in dealing with nightmares, in particular with children, who wake up fretful in the middle of the night. It also frees your mind or worrying images and very unpleasant feelings.
Clear Quartz is an energizing crystal and is known to activate the healing energies of other crystals near it. This magical gemstone helps you fall asleep and also have pleasant dreams while sleeping.
You can hold a Clear Quartz crystal in your hand and think of your worries just before going to sleep. Then, place the crystal under your pillow while you are sleeping as it can put your mind at ease.
Hematite also known as the stone for the mind is a beautiful crystal that is 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 is a good choice to hold Hematite crystal in your hands, close your eyes, and envision a good sleep just before going to bed. Place the Hematite gemstone under your pillow while sleeping.
Howlite is known for having a soothing energy that helps alleviate stress and aid insomnia. For anyone having difficulties sleeping. Howlite is an excellent gemstone with a calming energy that helps you get through bad moods and have a good sleep. This crystal especially calms down people with uncontrollable anger and teaches them to stay cool. You may have a piece of Howlite crystal with you always throughout the day as it can absorb your anger and keep you relaxed. You may also use it at the four corners of your bed as a grid to help you sleep well and avoid bad dreams.
Lepidolite also known as the stone of transition or The Peace Stone, brings in balance and harmony, the important requirements of restful sleep. One of the best crystals used for sleep problems, Lepidolite is made up of lithium, which is good to treat mood swings and depression. Lepidolite crystal is helpful if you are anxious, angry, or fearful, and this is affecting your night's sleep or find it difficult to fall asleep. The crystal calms down your mind and is soothing as well as relaxing, and thus makes it a great choice for restoring good sleep patterns. During the evening, you can hold Lepidolite crystal in your hands for some time to relieve your stress and relax your muscles. The crystal balances your mind and body so that you feel at ease while you are trying to sleep. You will awaken feeling optimistic and happy if you sleep with the crystal under your pillow.
Moonstone sounds like a perfectly named crystal for sleep, right? A stone of New Beginnings has been used to improve sleep quality for several centuries. It is known for its calming effect.
Moonstone helps reduce emotional tension, encourages gentleness, which will help you drift into dreamland. After all Moonstone does caring the energy of the moon.
Ocean Jasper makes it easier to fall asleep and to sleep deeper. It also furthers night time renewal, especially if you place several tumbled stones in a circle around the bed.
Rose Quartz is the feel good crystal, helping you absorb loving and healing energy. Promoting calmness, it will assist you in maintaining the energy you need to sleep soundly.
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.
Selenite crystal is known for its high-frequency vibrations and brings in a deep sense of calmness and peace. With its mystical healing ability, this gemstone gets rid of all negative energies and is often used in meditation. In cases of sleep disorders such as insomnia (lack of sleep), this crystal surrounds your body with positive energy while you are sleeping so that while you wake up, you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. A large crystal of Selenite kept in your bedroom or just next to your bed can induce a peaceful atmosphere, remove all your worries, and help you calm down and rest well.
Smoky Quartz also known as St