How to Improve Your Sleep Part 3: Gemstones for Sleep
Sleep is an essential part of your day, or rather, your night. It is an essential part of life. You can’t go long without sleep before you start seeing some serious adverse side-effects. You can only have so much caffeine to keep you going before you hit a metaphorical wall. That’s where gemstones for sleep come in.
You may not know this, but gemstones can help you sleep better. In fact, gemstones can offer you a more comfortable sleep than ever before—without having to take the now-popular melatonin as a chewable tablet.
In a previous blog post on sleep, we focused on how sleep works and why you can’t seem to sleep. In this blog post, we will focus on solutions—and we will be discussing the best gemstones for sleep, the importance of sleep, and how you can improve your overall wellness potential.
How Many of Us Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the CDC as it is more commonly called, 1 in 3 American adults are not getting enough sleep. More than 7 out of 10 high schoolers report getting fewer than 8 hours of sleep throughout the week.
Not getting enough sleep is not just about feeling tired and needing some good ol’ coffee. It’s not just about being awake for an interview, or your performance review. It’s about more than just that. If you don’t get enough sleep, you can suffer from severe health consequences.
People who continuously get less than 6 hours of sleep face a higher risk of a number of diseases and disorders. These can include heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Scientists aren’t a hundred percent sure why sleeping disorders can lead to a higher risk for the ailments listed above, but the science seems pretty conclusive: not enough sleep means you are more likely to have severe health-related issues.
Indications of a sleeping disorder include:
- Weight gain
- Difficulty sleeping
- Unusual breathing
- Lack of concentration
- Poor performance at school/work
The Cause of Sleeping Disorders
A sleeping disorder is a condition (or conditions) that can negatively affect a person’s ability to sleep on a consistent basis. There are many things that can cause sleeping disorders. Too much coffee. Not enough exercise. Eating too much before you go to sleep. Taking long naps. For every night you can’t sleep, there can be a hundred different reasons. One of those reasons can be insomnia. It’s estimated that about 24 percent of all adults suffer from insomnia, which often leads to insufficient sleep and other more concerning health-related issues.
Some other common causes of sleeping disorders include headaches, stress, chaotic schedules, and other influences, such as coffee and energy drinks.
Different types of sleeping disorders include:
- Sleep apnea
- Restless leg syndrome
Below are some of the primary reasons you may have difficulty sleeping.
Those who suffer from depression can sometimes get more sleep than those who don’t; however, this sleep is not a deep sleep. It’s suggested that if you suffer from depression, you should contact a doctor immediately. There are tons of resources to help.
Stress and Anxiety
Stress and anxiety can make it almost impossible for you to fall asleep. Sometimes you feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, and despite how much you try to sleep, you can’t seem to shut off your mind to get the sleep you want so much.
Feeling pain constantly can make it difficult to fall asleep. Common causes for this are arthritis, fibromyalgia, or persistent headaches.
World wide, a hundred million people suffer from sleep apnea. It is a common enough issue that it really can impair people’s sleep. Sleep apnea can affect anyone; it is a condition that impedes the flow of oxygen. To fix this issue, it would be best to discuss solutions with your doctor.
Too Much Caffeine
Too much caffeine can seriously affect your sleep. Caffeine doesn’t wake you up; instead, it blocks receptors in your brain that tell your body you’re tired. These receptors are an important component in the sleep cycle.
Not eating right can really negatively affect your sleep. Having a big meal before you sleep can make you feel uncomfortable and negatively affect your sleep. It’s best to eat a lighter meal for dinner (or eat much much earlier than usual) to prevent this from happening.
Solutions to Sleeping Disorders
When you struggle with trying to fall asleep, it almost feels like an impossible task. It especially feels impossible when you’re experiencing insomnia. But sleep is not impossible. It just takes some effort on your part to try and reach a better sleep.
Some solutions for sleeplessness include:
- PEMF for sleep
- Far-infrared for sleep <LINK>
- Gemstones for sleep
- Not drinking caffeine in the afternoon
- Using meditation to help you sleep
- Not using your phone late at night
In this blog post, we will be focusing on gemstones for sleep. In our previous blog posts in this series, we focused on PEMF for sleep and far-infrared for sleep. Be sure to read those first 2 parts before reading this article. They help build a case for different methods that can help you achieve optimal sleep (with good dreams, too).
How Gemstones for Sleep Works
As we stated above, there are many solutions to sleepless nights; one of these solutions (or more than one, really) are gemstones for sleep. Natural gemstones offer a plethora of unique opportunities for health benefits including better sleep and allowing you to reach your health and wellness potential.
Placing certain stones or crystals near your bed can help you with a better night’s sleep. Below are some of the best crystals for sleep.
If you were born in February, you may recognize this beautiful purple stone. Amethyst is February’s birth month stone. Apart from being a friend to Aquarius and Pisces, Amethyst is also a good friend of Morpheus, the Greek God of Sleep. Since Amethyst crystals are made from quartz, they are known for their strong amplification properties and are thought to connect you with your subconscious mind, to help induce sleep and promote dreams. Considered “purifying,” it can help balance your Chakras.
The relaxing blue power of Angelite is said to enhance a sense of peace and calmness within the user. This crystal is said to be connected to serenity and love, helping the user reduce anxiety. All you have to do is place the stone near your bed, and feel the soothing benefits of Angelite.
This stone is known for its soothing energy and is said to help promote gratitude and joy. Because of its calming effect on the body, it is a good stone to keep around you when you try to sleep. It is said that this stone can help promote harmony and balance, which can help the user balance their emotional energies and improve their sleep. Say goodbye to nightmares and hello to good dreams!
Gemstones for Sleep: Heat Therapy Devices for Sleep
At HealthyLine, we offer gemstone heat therapy devices that are designed to improve an individual’s overall health and wellness. These devices help not only improve sleep using gemstones but with advanced technology (like pulsed electromagnetic field therapy [PEMF] and far-infrared light therapy [FIR]) you can activate your sleep potential.
Instead of just relaxing the body so it falls into a more optimal sleep state, our Inframat Pro also targets stubborn chronic pain (one of the leading causes of sleeping disorders) right where it hurts.
All of our Inframat Pros, including the Rainbow mat, TAJ-Mat, and JT Mat, use gemstone heat therapy to help support better sleep. The Inframat Pro (with PEMF and FIR) is designed to emit the Earth’s magnetic field and, using gemstones, emit warm light to help soothe the body and enhance pain relief and sleep.
When using gemstones for sleep and our PEMF and FIR machines, we suggest you use them right before bed (or while you head to sleep). If you do decide to sleep on a mat switched on, use our handy timer so it shuts off so you can sleep without having to wake up and switch it off. We also recommend that you use a low to medium-temperature setting to improve your sleep.
By sleeping on a HealthyLine mat, you are magnifying the relaxing benefits and enhancing your sleep.
Tonight, Sleep the Night Away
If you’re having trouble falling asleep, now’s the time to use gemstones for sleep. Using gemstones will help spur sleep and can help you combat the pitfalls of insomnia.
It’s always important to note that sleep is a vital part of your overall health and wellness. If sleep problems persist, you can end up suffering from graver health concerns than not being able to focus on a test, at a meeting, or at a job interview.
Gemstones offer natural sleep; with the added benefit of our gemstone heat therapy devices, you can maximize your sleeping potential.
Now’s the time to get the best sleep of your life!