Known for its classic crystal shape and attractive purple color, amethyst has been used for decoration and for healing.
While people may disagree about whether or not sleeping with crystals makes a difference, this article will help you get started.
Sleeping with Amethyst (Explained)
Amethyst is a member of the quartz family, getting its color from metal impurities, like iron.
Those who believe in the abilities of crystals consider amethyst to be one of the most powerful stones.
Its purported abilities include:
- enhances intuition
- stress relief
- dispels negative emotions
- relieves anxiety
- encourages clarity of mind
- provides restful sleep
- boosts the immune system
While there are many claims about what amethyst can (or cannot do), we cannot say with any certainty that amethyst will do these things for you.
Instead, we recommend that you explore the stone on your own.
(And naturally, if any of your problems are related to your physical health, that you also consult with your physician)
Sleeping With Crystals (Generally)
It is pretty common to see websites and crystals practitioners to state that certain crystals help with sleep, but give you little advice or guidance as to how to do so.
We take the position that the use of crystals is a personal one.
We recommend a methodical, purposeful approach when you introduce the stone into your life, especially as you look to it for better sleep.
If you’ve decided to bring amethyst in to assist with sleep, don’t start with putting it right under your pillow,
Instead, we recommend that you start with a sleep journal.
Spend about a week or so making notes in your journal about your sleep each night, how you slept, whether you had dreams, how you felt during the day, insomnia, repeated waking, etc.
Also make notes about how you felt during the day, like if you feel really tired, or really energetic.
During the lead up, don’t make any other changes to the setup of your bedroom, like bedtime routine, sleeping set up, other stones/crystals in the room or on your person, or bed partners.
After establishing a baseline, introduce the amethyst into your bedroom.
We think it is best to start with putting the amethyst on the bedside table rather than straightaway on your person or under the pillow.
Every couple of days, move the stone closer or further away, and make notes about whether or not anything changes.
Try out the various recommendations for positioning the stone, such as next to your skin, in the pillow case, underneath the mattress, etc.
You may find that the stone makes changes happen in your life, or not.
But with this methodical approach, at least you’ll know for sure whether it is the stone, or not.
Sleeping With Amethyst
Amethyst is thought to be a powerful stone.
This can be a good thing for some, but not as good for others.
While while few (if any) people have negative experiences with a more gentle stone like aventurine, the strength of amethyst can produce negative experiences for some users.
This is why we recommend that you start slowly, and move the stone closer to you over time.
Some people who try sleeping with amethyst, expecting good, restful sleep, experience the opposite.
Instead of falling asleep easily, they wake more, or have bad dreams.
You might be able to dial the effect of the stone in a bit better by moving if a bit further away from you in the room.
Another thing to consider doing if you aren’t sleeping well with amethyst is spending some time meditating with the stone while you are awake, affirming your intentions in your use of the stone (seeking sleep, calm, and peace, for example).
If you do everything we’ve talked about in this article while trying to sleep with amethyst and you don’t notice anything different, you aren’t the only one.
You can try a different amethyst, or you can try adding additional amethyst stones to your setup, one at a time, to see if it makes a difference.
If you don’t notice a difference then, consider trying another stone.
Even if the stone doesn’t help with sleep, it will still be an attractive addition to your household.
Just remember, sleeping with amethyst might not feel any different than sleeping without it, or with other crystals.
People don’t resonate with every material, and what works for one person might not work for the other.
Be prepared to be flexible, and to keep trying.
Eventually you will dial in something that works.
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