There are many effective crystals for insomnia or sleeplessness.

Crystals for Insomnia and Sleeplessness

Almost everyone suffers from insomnia at some point or another. Some of us struggle with it on a regular basis, while others may have problems sleeping only occasionally. Not getting enough sleep drains us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. We need to recharge every night in order to feel balanced, positive, and healthy.

There are a variety of influences which can contribute to insomnia. For example, if we drink caffeine or alcohol too close to bedtime, it may prevent us from falling asleep. These types of things we can control, if we decide to. However, other factors can be much more difficult to pinpoint and control, such as negative thoughts and energy. Crystals can be effective tools for helping to bring our minds and bodies into balance, allowing us to fall asleep easier.

Insomnia and Negative Energy

If you are attempting to treat insomnia using crystals, the first thing that you need to do is eliminate any negative energy located in your head and channel it away. Much of the worry, stress, and anxiety we feel are rooted in obsessive and repetitive thinking. As you probably have experienced, this type of repeating pattern of thoughts is one of the main causes of insomnia and sleeplessness. Obsessive thinking causes our psyche to become chaotic, preventing the calm state of mind required for sleep. We need to fix this by grounding our energies and eliminating negative energies.

Some of the best crystals and stones for grounding include black tourmaline, smoky quartz, pyrite and hematite. Using these crystals will allow you to drain the negative energy out of your head and channel it into the Earth.

Crystals and Stones for Insomnia

Just as with choosing crystals and stones for other purposes, crystals that you are going to use to help with insomnia should be chosen based on your intuitive feelings at the time. The specific causes of insomnia can vary widely, so the best crystal for the job may vary as well. If you find a stone that works well for you, it is likely to work for you again, but not always.

Identifying the underlying causes of your insomnia can be helpful for choosing the right stone for your situation. However, listening to your intuition and feelings often brings the best results. Most of the time, if you open up your feelings, the crystal that you need will make itself apparent.

That being said, there are some stones that are generally considered to be more effective for insomnia or sleeplessness based in specific causes. We’ve listed some of the most common causes of insomnia, along with crystals and stones that are well-suited to address those causes.

Insomnia Causes by Nightmares

Good crystals to use if you suffer from recurring nightmares or fearful dreams include:

Insomnia Due to Feeling Insecure or Afraid

Useful crystals for those who can’t sleep because of strong feelings of insecurity or fear include:

  • Angelite
  • Calcite
  • Kunzite

Insomnia Due to Chaotic or Obsessive Thoughts

If, like many people, you have a hard time falling asleep due to having repetitive or obsessive thoughts, the following stones can be particularly effective:

  • Hematite
  • Howlite
  • Smoky Quartz
  • Lithium Quartz
  • Lepidolite

Crystals that are General Sleep Aids

There are a number of crystals and stones which are widely used as general sleep aids and cures for insomnia. Some of the most effective crystals to help you relax and fall asleep include:

  • Amethyst
  • Rose Quartz
  • Clear Quartz
  • Ammonite
  • Nephrite Jade
  • Aquamarine
  • Blue Topaz
  • Celestite


Although we have found these crystals to be some of the most effective for helping to fight insomnia, there are many crystals that have properties that could help you sleep better. If you have had success with a particular stone or crystal, share your experience in the comments below.

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