Everyone wants more and better quality sleep. Sleep is critical for our physical and mental well-being. Essential oils are a popular remedy to increase the quality of sleep and to treat insomnia. While there are a variety of sleep problems, these essential oils treat a variety of issues. If you are ready for the best sleep ever, give these six essential oils a try.
Lavender is the most obvious essential oil to use for sleeping issues. It is versatile and well-tested. Researchers believe lavender contains properties that aid sleep, and it can help reduce hyperactivity.
Try adding some lavender essential oils to your bath water to help increase blood flow and encourage changes in the nervous system to relax you. You can also spray your bed with a lavender spray, especially on your pillows.
Another essential oil that is known to better sleep quality is Roman chamomile. The scent is comforting and sweet, making it a popular choice for children. Some believe that Roman chamomile acts as a mild sedative to calm and relax nerves. You can use it to treat hysteria, nightmares and insomnia.
Make sure that you purchase Roman chamomile. There are different kinds! Plus, make sure it is a quality only, such as those you can get from online store.
Vetiver has a very earthy scent that some people don’t like. It comes from the roots of the plant, which explains the strong scent. However, if you need your brain to shut off for the night, vetiver is the perfect choice. Because of the scent, some people prefer to mix it with an essential oil that has a nicer scent, such as lavender.
Despite the strange name, ylang ylang is a fantastic essential oil if you want to improve your quality of sleep. It has a floral, fruity scent that most people find enjoyable, unlike vetiver. Ylang ylang decreases memory and cognitive processing. So, if you have a hard time shutting your brain off for the night, ylang ylang can increase relaxation and calm your brain before bedtime.
Bergamot is a citrus fruit, and the oil comes from the peels or rinds. Some citrus oils have a stimulating effect, but bergamot is calming while uplifting at the same time. If you find yourself feeling a bit emotional, bergamot is the way to go.
Remember that Bergamot is photosensitive, so it can make your skin sensitive to the sun. Don’t apply it before you head outside or apply it to areas of your body that will be covered.
Most people associate marjoram with cooking, but there are medicinal properties as well. You can apply marjoram on your sore muscles and joints. It also works wonderfully for increasing your quality of sleep. Some evidence shows that marjoram improves breathing in asthmatic patients, so it can be a great oil for those that suffer from sleep apnea.
About The Author:
Trysh Sutton is a wife, mother, attorney, interior decorator, strategic leader and owner of Pure Path Essential Oils. She has an eye for business, innovation and perfection – and a desire to help her family, her friends and herself live a healthy and happy life.