Getting restful sleep is one of the most important
things we can do to promote optimal health. During the sleep state, our body
has the opportunity to dedicate its energy to regenerating and replacing any
damaged cells. It is a much needed rest for our brains, allowing us to
experience proper cognitive and behavioral function. It reduces stress levels
and prevents disease. The list of benefits of proper sleep goes on and on.
most people understand that proper sleep is important, many struggle to improve
their sleep and suffer from chronic sleep deprivation. Our lives are filled
with stress and overstimulation, which throw off our natural circadian rhythm.
herbal medicine and crystal healing offer tools that can help us to improve our
sleep. When combined, the effects are even more powerful.
are some herbs that have been used for centuries to support relaxation and
promote restful sleep:
calming and soothing to the nerves. Supports restful sleep and aids those prone
the spirits and helps relieve insomnia. Aids with anxiety, mild depression, and
is even used to treat headaches.
to quiet the mind and aids in falling asleep. Contains sedative properties and
aids in restlessness. Should be avoided by those who experience depression.
relieve muscle tension, can be used to treat tension headaches, and is commonly
used to treat chronic fatigue and insomnia. It is often used in conjunction
with passionflower to promote restful sleep.
for managing stress, anxiety and tension. Serves as a relaxant to relieve
tension. Commonly used to treat insomnia in conjunction with skullcap.
easiest way to incorporate crystal therapy into your efforts is to place a
crystal on your nightstand or under your pillow. Alternatively, you can create
a crystal grid around or under your bed to create an energy field conducive to
restful sleep. You may wish to consult a crystal healing practitioner for more
are some crystals that can be used to promote restful sleep:
calming and spiritually protective stone. Aids in peaceful, pleasant dreams.
Blue Lace Agate
extremely calming stone often used to relieve anxiety and calm the mind. It is
very centering and can help slow an overactive mind.
very gentle and calming stone that aids us in entering the sleep state more
and soothing, this stone also helps bring focus to a scattered mind.
harmony and balance to our physical and emotional bodies. Helps reduce sleep
disturbances, leading to more restful sleep.
only will working with these herbs and crystals likely help you get better
sleep, you will have a chance to connect to some of the gifts our beautiful
Mother Earth has provided for us.
Dickson is a certified crystal healer as well as a certified herbalist and reiki
master. She is the owner of Mystical Medicinals, a business specializing in crystal
therapy as well as combining the energies of herbs and crystals for healing.
For more information, call 602-918-3791, follow her on Instagram @mysticalmedicinalsaz or email [email protected].