Last Updated on October 3, 2023
Nightmares are awful. These disturbing dreams not only ruin our night’s sleep, but they stay with us for many days afterward. The more you think of them, the worse they get.
While we can acknowledge that dreams are often caused by negative situations and feelings we are experiencing while we are awake, this doesn’t necessarily mean that we know how to get rid of them.
This is where crystals can be particularly useful. They aid our minds, whether that is by protecting us from negativity, or by replacing the darkness with light.
The most effective way to channel the properties of these crystals is either by placing them under your pillow or by putting them next to your bed. They will need to be close to you to take full effect.
If this isn’t possible at nighttime, you can try meditating with your chosen crystals. Do this before bedtime every night – hold it in your hand, and take the time to relax your mind. Open it up. Once you have surrendered your brain to this calming state, the crystal will get to work.
Clear quartz is well-known for its cleansing properties, and it is particularly excellent at drawing in mental clarity with its beautifully clear, crystalline structure. If you are in need of some protection and stability in your mind, quartz’s balancing nature is a great one to have by your bedside.
On top of this, clear quartz can produce psychic abilities in some individuals. With this power, you can obtain more control over your own mind, and banish nightmares.
Since the moonstone is the signifier of inner growth and strength, what better crystal can you find to keep you strong through your nightmares? Its pearlescent beauty will carry you through the difficult moments, with its soothing aura and calmness.
On top of this, moonstones are brilliant for helping us to regain our inner balance. As you gain control over your being and inner turmoil, the nightmares will be put to rest.
The smoky quartz is excellent at lifting negativity from your mind. It will stand with you, helping you face the fears that are plaguing you at night. With its strength and cleansing power, you will have the ultimate warrior on your side!
This will help you locate your courage, and will encourage you to manifest peaceful dreams while dispelling the nightmares. Grounding is important in this type of situation, don’t let the nighttime take you away from the things you love. Use the smoky quartz as your shield and your strength.
Nightmares are often situated in fear and anxiety. Even if you are not aware that these are in your life, amethyst seeks out any negativity that resides in your brain.
As a natural tranquilizer, the crystal will relieve this weight that is currently clinging to your unconscious state. Amethyst is one of the most popular stones for a reason – it is powerful, and its soothing properties are sure to squash the night terrors.
If stress is manifesting bad dreams at night, lepidolite’s energy will soon reduce the feelings that manifest from your life stressors. Known as the lullaby stone, it is brilliant at opening your crown chakra.
This will clear out anything that is blocking your intuition and clarity, as well as aid you in discovering your cosmic awareness. Lepidolite is an important crystal to use for nightmares because any hidden depression or stress that is stopping you from ridding yourself of these night terrors will be opened with the help of this crystal.
As one of the darker crystal stones, hematite is very much in touch with the earth. Its grounding nature will reduce the fear and anxiety you have surrounding your nightmares. In turn, you will release the nightmares themselves – as they will no longer have that tight hold on you.
On top of this, the hematite crystal is inherently protective. Its ability to absorb negative energies will come in handy for absorbing your nightmares.
Believed to prevent/control panic attacks, black tourmaline is used for protection and purification. Through this protection, the crystal actually dissolves any disruptive feelings – particularly the feelings that are appearing in the form of nightmares.
Black tourmaline is an extremely strong and impenetrable formation, and it can scratch glass very easily. This strength will seep through the crystal, sharing its grounding nature with you when you face troubles.
The rose quartz will defeat your nightmares in a very different way to the other crystals. While the named examples so far help to protect you and neutralize your dark terrors, rose quartz will only bless you with its positivity. It is absolutely full of self-love and support, and it is this nature that will guide you through your nightmares – to a life that only has pleasant dreams in store for you.
Aquamarine has the appearance of the sea. This beautiful, blue crystal channels the nature of water, and will guide you into shore, even in your darkest times and thoughts. Interestingly, aquamarine is most useful during a pregnancy.
If you are experiencing bad sleep and vivid nightmares while you are carrying a baby (this is very common), then aquamarine will shield you from harm – whether that’s in the physical world, or the dreamscape.
Lapis Lazuli allows you to open yourself up to hidden emotions, stressors, and traumas. These are often the causes of nightmares – particularly when you actively don’t want to acknowledge them.
However, expressing these feelings, along with honesty with others, may just be the way to fix your night terrors. While the crystal can’t force you to do this, it will make you more open to the idea of communicating with others.
You should know that no matter what is hidden deep inside you that the lapis lazuli may bring to the surface, you are going to be okay.
Amazonite is certainly one of the most productive crystals around. It has the ability to turn your negative emotions into more positive ones.
This is important if you are suffering from night terrors because its ability will transfer from emotions to your unconscious state. With the amazonite’s influence, your nightmares will hopefully start to become more positive, more dream-like.
On top of this, it is a great healer of tension. Once your body begins to relax, your mind and thoughts will soon follow.
The fluorite’s relaxing nature is infectious, and with consistent use of the crystal, it will help you release all of your negative energy – including the ones that appear when you are asleep. Its amazing spiritual detoxification feature will neutralize your stress and anything that this stress manifests.
Shungite has a huge number of properties – some of which help with our physical ailments. This includes anti-inflammatory effects and purifying abilities. It is an incredibly rare crystal and is one that most people are inexplicably drawn to.
Its main use is for clearing away any negativity, in any form. It is very powerful, and it is a must-have for anyone who is experiencing bad nightmares.
Within a short amount of time using Shungite, your night terrors will have quietened down, because it is constantly working at purifying everything around the crystal’s form.
Lava stone remains one of the most grounding crystals around. This is helped by its origin – the fact that it comes from deep within the earth.
If your nightmares begin with bad feelings about yourself or others, then the lava stone is definitely meant for you. It will soak up all of these negative energies, only leaving room for you to experience positivity and pleasant dreams.
Rhodonite is a beautiful crystal, with even more beautiful energy. It has a nurturing nature, which is useful if you are plagued by night terrors. It will help you navigate your difficult times, and this motherly instinct will help you cope with negativity and stress in the future.
With huge amounts of compassion and love, rhodonite activates your heart! Any emotional wounds that might still be lingering under the surface will be cleared away, and you will be left with feelings of calm and peace.
To Sum Up…
While nightmares can be caused by so many horrible things in life, whether that is stress, mental health struggles, or grief, these nightmares all have the same effect on us. They are terrifying and unsettling. They are difficult to forget.
Using crystals to clear away your nightmares (and protect you from these night terrors in the future) is a simple and effective way of looking after your mind. Use them each night, and your sleep will soon be peaceful and uninterrupted!