Insomnia can be debilitating. Whether you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, the effects are the same––a foggy head, reduced energy, mood swings, and weight gain.
There are many causes of insomnia, including:
· Shift work
· Poor sleep hygiene
· Alcohol or caffeine consumption
· Certain illnesses and conditions such as mental health issues, sleep apnoea, reflux, menopause, and many others.
It’s always important to investigate the underlying cause of your insomnia as treating the cause will often alleviate the symptoms. Chronic, long-term insomnia should always be checked out as it may point to a more serious condition.
Many times, though, insomnia is acute, caused by periods of high stress – perhaps a new job or other major life-change.
It’s ironic that disturbances in sleep make us less able to cope with these stressful situations and we enter into a vicious cycle, with our lack of sleep creating even more problems.
There are many safe and effective natural treatments to explore which can aid and support your body through periods of adjustment. The advantage of treating insomnia naturally is that there are far less side effects than many medical alternatives which can often leave you feeling worse in the morning or with dependence issues.
Using crystals to help you sleep is both gentle and effective. If you’ve ever wondered which are the best crystals for insomnia, Checkout the energy healing certification training!
Crystals for Better Sleep
Amethyst calms an overactive mind, allowing you to switch off at the end of the day. Its natural tranquilizing effects promote restful sleep, bringing intuitive dreams and protecting against nightmares. It can also be used to combat the effects of over-indulgence, so try placing one under your pillow at the end of a night out for less disrupted sleep.
If you’re struggling with a difficult decision that’s keeping you awake at night, lepidolite can bring clarity while you sleep. It’s a wonderful stone for reducing stress and calms racing, obsessive thoughts that may be preventing sleep.
Moonstone is incredibly soothing to your emotions, helping to stabilise them so they don’t interfere with your sleep. It can be especially helpful for shift-workers as it modulates the circadian rhythms. Moonstone can also be used to promote lucid dreaming.
Sodalite stimulates the pineal gland which is responsible for melatonin production and regulating sleep cycles. This makes it another useful stone for shift-workers or those suffering from jet lag. It calms feelings of panic and confusion, letting you switch off and enjoy deep and restful sleep.
This last stone won’t help you sleep but it can help combat the effects of insomnia. It increases blood flow to the brain, relieving fatigue and exhaustion. Carry a piece of iron pyrite in your pocket for an energy boost throughout the day.
Kate Mantello is a Master Crystal & Energy Healing Practitioner, Founder & CEO of Evolve Healing Institute, and the author of 'Rock On - The crystal healing handbook for spiritual rebels'. If you would like to learn more about crystal healing or how to become a crystal healing practitioner, then please check out Kate's world-class, internationally accredited online crystal healing courses. Alternatively, for a deeply personal healing experience, you may like to book a 1-1 online intuitive crystal healing session with Kate, which also includes your very own crystal prescription.
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