INSOMNIA | SLEEPLESSNESS
'i release the stress of my day + drift off into deep, refreshing sleep.'
many factors can contribute to the sleep disorder insomnia, such as stress, physical pain, inconsistent sleep patterns, + environmental issues, such as being too warm or too cold. if you are like most people, you need a decent nights sleep (between 7 + 9 hours) to function well. along with adjusting any factors that may keep you from sleeping well, such as ambient lighting or uncomfortable room temperature, try these remedies to help you get a full night of sleep.
amethyst - this is a powerful crystal which many people use for insomnia. start with a newly cleansed + charged piece of amethyst about an hour before going to bed, stop using any backlit screens such as tablets, computers or smartphones. turn on soft, relaxing music + begin your bedtime routine. engage in quiet activity such as reading for about 20 minutes. next, run a warm bath + add bath salts. soak for 10 minutes+ then dry yourself off. now, sit quietly in a very dimly lit room, holding your charged amethyst in your receiving (non-dominant) hand. breathe deeply. with each exhalation, repeat the word "relax" to yourself. continue for 10 minutes. now, crawl into bed + place the amethyst under your pillow. if you're still having trouble sleeping, complete the progressive relaxation technique, described in the meditation.
moonstone - this is another crystal that aids relaxation + facilitates deep sleep. place a piece of moonstone on your bedside table to help you get some shut eye.
MEDITATION; at bedtime, use progressive relaxation + mindfulness to clear your mind of stressful thoughts + promote relaxation + restfulness in your body. lie on your back with your eyes closed. breathe deeply but naturally. starting with your feet, with each exhalation, imagine all the tension draining out of that body part, leaving it completely relaxed. work your way from your feet all the way to your head, one body part at a time. if thoughts arise as you do this, notice them but then watch them drift away. do not get stuck in any single thought or thought pattern. acknowledge the thought + let it go. after you reach your head, rest peacefully until you drift off to sleep.
'it is very important to note that before using, touching or interacting with any crystals or crystal remedies, you should always consult your doctor. crystal therapy is not a replacement for medical advice, practices or prescriptions. crystals work in tandem with physical care.'