It’s safe to say no one likes night terrors, except maybe a select few who on the off chance believes that bad dreams are a gateway to understanding life or a transcendence therefrom, would venture into invoking them. Still, the majority of people who have them know that they’re no good. Night terrors wake us in a startled and disoriented state, questioning our very existence and unable to tell illusion from reality, if even for a short while after waking. In many cases, night terrors can lead to insomnia as one fears falling asleep and experiencing the horror all over again – some even do experience this in recurring dreams/night terrors. But whether you’ve gotten used to them or not, it doesn’t change the fact that they affect us through the amount and quality of sleep we get because of them, which is usually not enough and very poor, respectively. Some studies believe that it’s a matter of the way our brains have been programmed from infancy into adulthood, that affects the way we process and experience our subconscious mind, which can lead to these unpleasant and sleepless nights becoming a sort of “normal”. Whatever your stance is on its normality or lack thereof, I’d be willing to bet that you’ve tried everything to get rid of them. This article just might help. In the world of healing crystals, there’s practically one for everything, and that includes battling night terrors and beating insomnia. Here are some crystals for insomnia and night terrors.
Amethyst, without a doubt, is a great crystal for fighting insomnia. Its soothing properties promote mental balance, clarity, and intuition. While it opens the third eye chakra, it also helps you understand why you’re experiencing night terrors and gain some insight into how you can fix the problem long term.
Lepidolite, sometimes called “the peace stone” soothes and heals emotional trauma while comforting the heart and allowing you to process your repressed feelings in a healthy way. Its properties directly affect the parts of the brain responsible for falling into and staying in a deep and peaceful sleep.
Angelite is the “stone of awareness” which soothes and heals disturbances in the mind to promote a peaceful night’s sleep. As it releases fear and anxiety, it’s a great stone to keep by your side while you try to get restful sleep with undisturbed dreams.
Pink Calcite carries tender and soothing energies which calm the mind and puts it at ease. It is yet another stone that protects from nightmares by putting your mind and ease and promoting tranquility in the brain as well as in the body. As it eases the flow of energy through the chakra system, it allows you to let go of beliefs that no longer serve you.
Prehnite is a stone of the heart and solar plexus chakras which helps to release nightmares and any negative thoughts that may cause them. As it brings peace and protection, it encourages letting go of any underlying phobias and fears. Prehnite encourages peace and helps us to understand what causes our nightmares so that we can begin the journey of healing ourselves.
Selenite cleanses and calms while instilling peace and dispelling negative energies. It prevents bad dreams by catching them at the source: anxiety, depression, and lingering negativity. As a high vibration crystal, selenite removes any blockages from the mind to help us fall asleep and stay asleep.
Hematite, with its powerful grounding energies, is one of the best stones for dispelling nightmares as it helps us to remember who we are and where we are in times when the line between reality and illusion is blurred. Hematite also shields against negativity while balancing the mind, body, and spirit.
Lapis Lazuli is a stone of protection that releases stress and worry, bringing peace to the wearer. It encourages healthy communication and expression of thoughts and feelings that ultimately helps to release any lingering trauma that exists in the mind. Lapis lazuli brings tranquility and emotional balance while relieving insomnia so you can get a great night’s sleep.
Smoky Quartz is a stone of energetic cleansing and grounding that helps us to remember where we are, in energetic harmony with ourselves. It protects against negative influences that cause bad dreams and helps us to release any emotional stresses that linger at the end of the day. Smoky quartz is also a dream manifestor, so be sure to switch up the quality of your dreams!
Moonstone is among the best and most effective crystals for relieving nightmares and insomnia as it stabilizes the emotional body while relieving stress and promoting happiness. It has often been used to establish a healthy and regular sleeping pattern and can even be used in making crystal-infused water to drink as you’re getting ready for bed.
Sodalite is a powerful dispeller of negativity and even the worst nightmares as it calms the mind and brings order to the chaotic mind. It brings mental clarity, emotional balance, and enhances intuition to help you understand your dreams and why you’re having them.
Black Tourmaline is a powerful grounding stone and spiritual protector. As it reduces fear, anxiety, and stress, it also gets rid of nightmares and night terrors. It promotes good luck and confidence, allowing you to better connect with your environment and those around you.
Chrysoprase activates the heart chakra to promote harmony and serenity. If you suspect your night terrors and bad dreams are caused by some sort of trauma, you can use chrysoprase to promote a healthy emotional balance and relinquish those thoughts which are holding you back, especially when all you want is to get a good night’s sleep.
Rose Quartz is a stone of the heart chakra which promotes harmony, balance, compassion, and universal love, especially love of the self. Whatever experiences may still be affecting you today, rose quartz can help you let go and move on so you can clear the subconscious mind of any lingering negativity.
Aquamarine, as its corresponding element is water, promotes free flowing energy that travels throughout the energy centers of the body as well as through the mind and spirit. It is a stone of courage that calms the overactive mind and instills the mental strength needed to overcome those troublesome nights. Aquamarine provides support during difficult times by warding off fear and worry.
Meditation for insomnia and night terrors
As with any other form of meditation, it’s important to find a quiet place where you can sit or lay (if you’re ready to fall asleep during) comfortably without being disturbed. Turn off your devices and avoid any bright lights or exposing your mind to things that would cause unpleasant dreams. Once you’ve established your position, close your eyes and practice deep, mindful breathing – the goal is to clear the mind of any negative or pestering thoughts that would give you bad dreams or keep you awake. With the crystals around you or in your hands, focus your breathing on “pulling in” positive and peaceful energies as you inhale and releasing any negative energy and thoughts as you exhale. Do this until you feel at ease, your shoulders have dropped, the tension has escaped your body, and you feel comfortable enough to lay back and fall asleep, if you haven’t already.
The best place to keep these crystals for insomnia and night terrors is basically wherever it is that you sleep or choose to wind down for the night. Keep them on your nightstand, in a drawer, under your pillow, or above your bed. Remember to cleanse and charge them regularly so the energy doesn’t become stagnant or cloudy. Happy dreams and keep fighting those demons – they’re only in our minds after all.