Aromatherapy and sleeping: this is what you need to know
Aromatherapy and sleeping. Are you looking for ways to improve your sleeping quality? Aromatherapy can be the answer that you are looking for. In this blog we tell you exactly what you need to know.
When it's about aromatherapy and sleeping our aromatherapy experts often get the same question from (potential) customers. ''Do you have anything that can help me relax and sleep?''. Let's dive into the quick and short answers!
As we get older our sleep patterns change, added with stress and hormones getting a restful night of sleep seems impossible. It takes us longer to fall asleep, stay asleep and fall into a deep sleep where we feel rested and rejuvenated in the morning.
Why is it so important?
We know that everything we do during our daily routine influences our health and wellbeing; however, we often forget that our sleeping habits are just as crucial to our health. Yes, exercising, eating right, and finding a healthy way to deal with emotions and stress are all important parts of our day, but allowing our minds and bodies to rest and recuperate at night is equally important. While some may think that the only consequences of poor sleep are feeling groggy or sluggish the next day, sleep deprivation has actually been linked to a number of health risks that can impact the body.
For many people, getting better sleep isn’t simply a matter of going to bed earlier or rearranging their schedule. Many adults have the best intentions of getting good sleep, but their plans are thwarted when they can’t get their brain or their body to settle down.
The good news is, there are some natural ways to help you sleep without taking medications.
If you’ve tried your best to improve your sleeping habits but can’t seem to get better sleep, try a few of the suggestions below:
In addition to the methods above...
As you may have heard there are dozens of remedies, products, and approaches that claim to help promote sleep. However, each person is different, and what works for one person might not work for another.
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their calming and soothing properties that can help relax the body and mind. The unique chemical properties found in certain essential oils make them useful for promoting an environment that is conducive for sleep.
The best essential oil for you
Because there is such a wide variety of essential oils, and because each oil has its own set of benefits, individuals can find an essential oil that works best for them. No two people will have the exact same reaction to a single oil, which means that each person can experiment to find the best essential oil for their needs.
Personal needs and rituals
Each person’s needs and rituals are a little bit different when it comes to sleeping, which makes essential oils a useful agent for creating a quality sleeping environment. A person can tailor each oil to fit their needs, and hopefully find their way to better sleep.
What is the impact of aromatherapy on sleeping?
Through our nervous system, scents have a direct impact on our emotions and body. A scent can trigger a reaction in us and lasts long after the scent is gone. This is why aromatherapy, a holistic practice that uses the oils extracted from plants, can help bring our bodies back into balance.
Aromatherapy has been used to help treat a wide range of conditions from burns, depression, high blood pressure, infections and to help promote overall mental wellness.
There are numerous essential oils that can help you sleep or maybe you need a combination of them. Which one exactly you may ask?
1. Lavender is the most popular oil for relaxing and sleep so of course, it’s at the top of our list. It relaxes the nervous system, lowers heart rates and blood pressure and studies have shown it can have the same effect on a person as when taking anti-anxiety medications. It has a lot of soothing properties that calm our bodies down from stress, anxiety, and insomnia. There are many studies that show how lavender helps give you better quality sleep when used before bed.
2. Chamomile oil acts like a sedative that helps with restlessness and sleeplessness, slowing down the mind and body. It provides a sense of calm with the beautiful floral aroma.
3. Bergamot If you love citrus you will love bergamot. Bergamot is extracted from bergamot oranges and has a beautiful citrus scent. Many studies have shown how bergamot improves moods, stimulates blood flow has relieved symptoms of anxiety. It provides relaxation to the body and clears the mind to help you sleep.
4. Cedarwood Earthy woody scent relaxes and calms the body. It acts as a natural sedative helping stimulate the production of serotonin to help you beat insomnia.
So to answer our customer's question...
Yes... aromatherapy help help you sleep better, and we have something for new customers (limited time only).
In the upcoming weeks we will be launching new essential oils which are specifically produced with the purest ingredients to improve sleeping. Our pre-sale has a 20% off for the first 100 customers so sign up to our newsletter to get an update!
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