Crystals to Help you Sleep
By Eliza Marie Somers
It’s that time of year to Spring Forward. This Sunday, March 12, 2023 we set our clocks ahead one hour for Daylight-Saving Time. This springing forward is a welcome sign of warmer weather and longer daylight on the horizon with the sunsets in Denver going from 6:02 p.m. on March 11 to 7:03 p.m. on March 12. But for many people it’s also a sign of restless and sleepless nights as circadian rhythms get out of whack. In this post, we'll recommend crystals to help you sleep, but let's first look at how your sleep gets disrupted.
Disruption to Sleep
It’s well documented these time changes in the spring and fall disrupt sleep. Here the American Academy of Sleep Medicine explains how the shift in time affects our sleep patterns with some tips for the transition.
We at For Heaven’s Sake also want to offer you some crystals you can add to your collection and under your pillow to help you make springing forward a more restful time.
Crystals to Help You Sleep
Clear Quartz: I was quite surprised to learn Clear Quartz may help you gain a restful night of sleep. It’s a Master Crystal for a reason as Melody explains in her book “Love is in the Earth.” “Quartz can create altered states of consciousness and can serve as a vehicle for both reaching and utilizing the talents and abilities of the mind. … It further assists one in retaining calmness and clarity. … It provides for enhanced energy and promotes perseverance and patience, as well as restful sleep.”
Arfvedsonite: The color of this crystal ranges from blue-black to black, and Melody likes it for restful sleep, writing, “Arfvedsonite has been used to dispel nightmares, to assist in deep and restful sleep, and to assist one in progressing through the REM state.”
Some other metaphysical properties of Arfvedsonite:
- Amazing manifestation crystal
- Excellent for spiritual growth
- Great for organization
- Restructuring your life
Iolite: This beautiful blue-violet crystal is excellent for sleep disturbances states Naisha Ahsian in “The Book of Stones.” Some reasons the crystal are good for sleep include:
- Empowers one to envision solutions
- Encourages a positive, clear and calm mind
- Gain clearer perspective on life problems
- Helps calm an active mind
- Facilitates meditation
Lepidolite: Another purple crystal that is excellent for sleep because it helps in calming frayed nerves. Robert Simmons in “The Book of Stones” describes Lepidolite as a “stone of serenity that extends this trait in many directions.” This crystal contains large amounts of lithium, which explains its ability to calm. Simmons’ co-author Ahsian calls Lepidolite the “cardinal stop and smell the roses stone.”
Some other attributes of Lepidolite:
- Releases fear and past emotional trauma
- Helps with hyperactivity and attention deficit disorders
- Prevents nightmares
- Spiritual purification
- Clears blocked chakras
- Releases stress and worry
Howlite: Whenever I touch this stone, I get an instant calming sensation, and I keep a piece under my pillow to alleviate insomnia. This white stone is excellent for meditating and calming the mind. More uses for Howlite include:
- Boosts patience
- Helps you stay the course
- Enhances memory
- Good for studying as it stimulates the brain
Now you might be wondering why Colorado is still dealing with the time changes after Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill last year to make daylight saving time permanent. Well, Colorado has to wait for the federal government to pass the “Sunshine Protection Act,” and according The Washington Post, time is running out on the bill.
And keep in mind what permanent daylight saving time will mean for winter sunrises. In most of Colorado that means the sun would rise between 8-8:30 a.m. while parts of northwest Colorado would see sunrise between 8:30-9 a.m. Here’s an interesting graphic on the effect of the Sunshine Protection Act will have on sunrise times across the United States.
The good news in all of this is... you can visit For Heaven's Sake and find all the crystals to help you sleep! We have three Denver-metro locations to serve you and you can find each location on our Contact page.