Citrine is a positive, beautiful, well-known stone among collectors and crystals practitioners.
There is tons of conflicting advice about sleeping with crystals and stones like citrine.
In this article, we’ll give you our take on what we think you need to know about sleeping with this stone.
Sleeping with Citrine (Explained)
Citrine is the name commonly applied to any form of quartz that is in the range of yellow to reddish or orangish.
Sometimes people assign other names to it, such as yellow quartz and lemon quartz.
In general, so long as the color and chemical makeup are the same, these stones can be used interchangeably, as the names are mostly for selling them.
Citrine is a warm stone, historically used to represent the sun, good feelings, and happiness.
Crystal healers use it to strengthen the body, and clean out toxins.
It is also thought to be a strong stone of protection.
While there are many claims about what citrine can or cannot do, we recommend that you do not accept as fact any of this.
Instead, test out for yourself what citrine can do for you.
(And naturally, if any of your problems are related to your physical health, that you also consult with your physician)
Sleeping With Crystals (Generally)
In general when you do your research online, you see articles that tell you to sleep with a particular stone (with no other instructions), or they tell you to put the stone in places that seem awkward, such as on the corners of your mattress, in the most westerly corner, in your pillow case.
It is no wonder to us that most people report that they felt like adding the stone to their sleep routine did nothing for them.
Just bringing in a stone and putting it on a shelf without purpose or intention is likely to do nothing for anyone.
Instead, if you are serious about experimenting with stones for sleep, here’s what we recommend.
First, choose your stone.
Second, purchase or find a journal.
Next, spend a few minutes every day making notes in the journal about your sleep from that previous night: how much sleep, quality of sleep, ease of falling asleep, night waking, dreams and types of dreams, how you felt when you awake, ease of waking, and amount of energy during the day.
As you work through the ramp up week, don’t make any changes to your sleep routine or set up (like adding oils or other stones).
Get a baseline.
Then, bring in the citrine or stone of your choice.
Be prepared to test out various locations in the room.
Make notes in your journal about where you placed the stone and your sleep experience.
Leave the stone in one spot for a couple of days, and then move it.
If you find a good spot, leave it there.
If you aren’t satisfied with how you feel, move it to a new spot.
Popular places to put stones for sleeping are in the pillow case, on the skin (like a necklace), on the bedside table, on the bed (but not under the pillow), under the mattress, on a shelf nearby, and on the headboard.
You can also experiment with different pieces of citrine, or adding additional pieces.
Since this is a generally positive and protective stone, we don’t see any downside to experimenting with your placement.
Sleeping With Citrine
People who are interested in feeling happier, more refreshed, and more energetic often turn to citrine as a stone to have in the bedroom while sleeping.
As a stone of protection, it is thought to prevent negativity from disturbing you and your sleep.
It is likely that improved energy and happiness comes from feeling more rested.
With this stone in particular (given people’s goals to feel happier overall), we think it is a good idea to spend some time meditating with the stone.
Use the quiet time with the stone to think about what you really want.
Practice your affirmations that are consistent with what you hope to achieve, and keep these things in mind as you retire at night.
Just remember, sleeping with citrine 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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