If you’re struggling to sleep, it can be frustrating and wreak havoc on your body and mind. But before you give up trying to get some rest, there are some alternative therapies that can help.
Essential oils have been a popular remedy to sleep deprivation for years, as they can help to calm moods and encourage the release of the bodies sleep hormones, giving you the good night’s rest you need.
Here are the best options for helping you drift off and how they can help.
Giving off a sweet and woody aroma, this oil can help your body release endorphins which can have a sedative effect on an individual.
It will help to produce serotonin which binds to enzymes to produce melatonin to aid a deep, healthy sleep. If the smell is too strong, you could mix it with other oils such as rosewood or jasmine to create your own preferred scent.
This oil is one of the most popular essential oils for sleep. It’s known for having a relaxing impact on both the mind and body and can be used all over the house as an anxiety reliever.
If you’re having trouble sleeping, applying this to a comfortable mattress is a great way to calm your body. Lavender is also especially helpful for children who find it difficult to settle at night, or are suffering from night terrors.
Another oil which is great for settling children, and perfect for adults too, is roman chamomile. Popular as a tea, chamomile is known for its stress reducing properties.
The oil is meant to reduce an increase of plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone levels, which occur when your body is under stress. If you release adrenaline, sleeping will seem impossible. Use this oil in a diffuser or put a few drops on your pillow to drift off soundlessly.
Frankincense is recognised for its variety of health benefits, including reducing pain and inflammation, boosting immunity, and reducing stress.
Users of this oil have reported that it reduced their stress and negative emotions, while helping them to deal with depression and insomnia. If you or your children are facing sleepless nights, put a few drops onto your pillow, or your mattress and feel the relaxing benefits.
If your insomnia is wreaking havoc on your life, don’t get frustrated or turn to your doctor straight away, try a few of these essential oils for sleep to see if the natural remedies can give you the good night’s sleep you need.
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