Holly Willoughby uses crystals to help her kids sleep  – and it seems she might be on to something 2 months ago

Holly Willoughby uses crystals to help her kids sleep – and it seems she might be on to something

If it works, it works.

The past few years have seen more and more of us become interested in natural ways to promote health and wellbeing.

We turn to yoga and meditation, we journal, we have acupuncture done and, more recently, we use crystals for their healing, soothing and reviving powers.

This Morning host Holly Willoughby recently revealed that because her youngest child, six-year-old Chester, suffers from nightmares, she has had to come up with a rather unusual way to soothe her little one and make him sleep through the night.

Holly is also mum to Harry, 11, and Belle, 9.

Willoughby said on an episode of This Morning, that she has been using green fluorite to get her son to sleep through the night without having nightmares. Green fluorite is a crystal, which some people believe has healing benefits including promoting relaxation and better sleep.

The mum-of-three explained that her youngest sleep with a piece of the fluorite beside his bed, and that it really seems to be doing the trick.

Talking to a crystals expert on an episode of This Morning, Holly, 39, explained:

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‘Chester sleeps with a bit of green fluorite and the last four nights it's disappeared down the back of his bed and he's had nightmares the last four nights.

‘So I pulled the bed out and got it, last night he slept through fine.’

Noticing that her co-host, Philip Schofield, seemed sceptical about what she was saying, Holly admitted:

‘I know there's no science to this but that is something you go, well, if that helps, it helps.’

The TV host often shares her love of crystals on social media and has previously shared snaps of herself meditating with a crystal ball and wearing an amethyst crystal necklace, which she said helped her feel recharged.

Tell us, mums, have YOU tried this trick for nightmares? Let us know in the comments or tweet us at @herfamilydotie