Can I Wear Aquamarine to Sleep?

In recent years, wearing aquamarine jewelry to bed as a sleep aid has become a popular practice. But is it safe and effective to wear aquamarine while you sleep? There are a few things to consider.

The claimed benefits of wearing aquamarine to bed are that it promotes peaceful sleep, soothes anxiety, and protects the wearer from nightmares. It is thought that the calming energies of aquamarine promote relaxation and help quiet mental chatter before bedtime. Some believe it also has a mild sedative effect. Certain colors and crystals are said to relate to specific chakras or energy centers in the body. Aquamarine’s light blue color resonates with the throat chakra, which governs communication and self-expression. When this chakra is balanced, it can have a calming influence on the mind and body.

While there is no scientific evidence that aquamarine has these effects, many people find wearing the gemstone to be soothing. The placebo effect may come into play, with the belief that aquamarine will help you sleep making that outcome more likely. Having a consistent bedtime ritual, like putting on an aquamarine necklace or bracelet, can also be relaxing and signal to your body that it’s time for rest.

That said, there are some potential risks to be aware of when wearing any jewelry to bed. The biggest concern is that necklaces, bracelets, or rings could catch on sheets, pillowcases or your partner’s clothing during sleep movements or cause injury if slept on directly. To reduce this risk, a short necklace designed to lie flat against the skin is best. You’ll also want to make sure the clasp is secure. For bracelets and rings, removing them before bed is recommended as hands and wrists are more active during sleep.

A soft cloth pouch is one option for keeping gemstones close with minimal risks. The aquamarine can either be placed under your pillow or inside the pouch around your neck or wrist. Just be sure to securely close the pouch first. Another idea is to place aquamarine stones around your bedroom or on your nightstand so they are close by as you sleep but not on your body.

In terms of which aquamarine jewelry is best for sleeping, opt for a high quality piece made with no harsh alloys. Sterling silver, yellow gold, rose gold, platinum and palladium settings are all hypoallergenic choices suitable for sensitive skin. Make sure earring posts are not sharp and could not poke or scratch the ear canal during sleep. Also inspect the jewelry for any cracks, loose stones or sharp edges regularly.

While the decision to wear aquamarine at night is ultimately personal, following general jewelry safety guidelines can allow you to harness any potential benefits while minimizing risks. Pay attention to your sleep quality, and if you find wearing aquamarine to bed soothing and restful without any irritation or discomfort caused by the jewelry, then it may be a nice addition to your bedtime routine. Sweet dreams!