6 Essential Oils to Help You Fall Asleep
Your sense of smell is by far the most powerful out of the 5 senses that you have. Smells can trigger memories from your past. Have you ever walked into a room and got a whiff of a distinct smell that reminds you of someone? It’s that intense.
Although compared to other mammals, we may not have the same smell strength, but it’s pretty up there in terms of our own senses. The sense of smell is also related to our sense of taste, so that’s why when you drink a cocktail, most (the well-made ones) have an aroma that fuses with the drink itself giving more than just a palette experience.
So certain scents can actually help improve your sleep or help with insomnia. Here are our picks for essential oils which you can drop into your diffuser:
Definitely the number one draft pick, as Lavender has been recognized around the world as a proven study that it helps calm your nervous system. It can lower your blood pressure, heart rate, and skin temperature. It’s even a natural remedy for anxiety! Some scents can be very overpowering, but Lavender is one of the most soothing and soft scents there is.
A spicy citrus scent, Bergamot is definitely a unique one. Some people even place this with their chocolate ice cream and it creates a whole other world of flavors, amazing. But other than it’s edible qualities, this scent can slow your heart rate and lower your blood pressure as well.
3. Roman Chamomile
You may have been advised a few times to drink chamomile tea if you’re having sleeping problems, so this shouldn’t be anything new. Although roman chamomile may be a bit different as a scent, but can definitely help you sleep better. It reduces anxiety, promotes better sleep, and may even prevent nightmares according to some.
This sweet and floral scent can actually improve your sleep quality and cut down on restless sleeping. It’s also known to lower anxiety, maybe even more than lavender can.
No, not for consumption in forms of dessert, but this scent can be used for relaxation and stress relief. It can reduce restlessness and lower your blood pressure. At the same time it can also reduce anxiety and depression. Such a well rounded scent that smells amazing.
6. Clary Sage
Not a very common essential oil you would usually go for, but this one is definitely a knockout. It has the effect to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. It’s also known to reduce your stress!