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Essential Oils for Sleep: The Best and Natural Solutions for Sleeping Soundly

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Finding it difficult to sleep?

Have trouble drifting off every night?

Wake up feeling exhausted and tired?

You need a sleep intervention, the natural way.

That ís right. Essential oils for sleep are the perfect way to make sleeping an easy and effortless task, when insomnia, restlessness, stress keep you awake.

Causes of Sleep Problems

Most sleep issues are caused by stress and an over-active mind that refuses to go quiet and relax.

According to WebMD, Short-term or acute insomnia can be caused by life stresses (such as job loss or change, death of a loved one, or moving), illness, or environmental factors, such as light, noise, or extreme temperatures. Long-term or chronic insomnia (insomnia that occurs at least three nights a week for a month or longer) can be caused by factors such as depression, chronic stress, and pain or discomfort at night.

In other words, stresses, physical illness or your sleep environment are the key ìculpritsî when it comes to ruining your sleep.

Using Essential Oils for Sleep

Essential oils are great sleep therapy because theyíre not invasive, donít take any time and yes, most importantly, may help improve your sleep quality and ease sleeping troubles.

Here are my favorite recommendations for essential oils for sleeping soundly:

1. Lavender

Studies have shown the efficacy of lavender in providing relief from anxiety and depression as well as improving the quality of sleep in hospitalized patients. {source, Mayo Clinic}

According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, ìScientific evidence suggests that aromatherapy with lavender may slow the activity of the nervous system, improve sleep quality, promote relaxation, and lift mood in people suffering from sleep disorders. Studies also suggest that massage with essential oils, particularly lavender, may result in improved sleep quality, more stable mood, better concentration, and reduced anxiety. ì {Source: Lavender | University of Maryland Medical Center}

2. Frankincense

The calming, soothing effect of frankincense helps to ease stress and also, gets the mind to relax allowing you to drift to sleep easily.

It helps open breathing passages, allows your body to reach an ideal sleeping temperature, and can eliminate pain that keeps you awake. Frankincense can inhibit the production of key inflammatory molecules associated with conditions like arthritis, asthma, painful bowel disorders like IBS, and many more conditions. {Source: Dr. Axe}

3. Meditation Station Blend for Better Sleep

Our own meditation station blend is brimming with the goodness of frankincense and juniper, both of which are perfect for soothing the mind, easing stress, reducing pain and most importantly, helping you sleep better too.

4. Ouh La Lavender for Sleeping Serenely

Calming and relaxing, our gorgeous French lavender blend Ouh La Lavender is rich with the benefits of lavender essential oil.

Its soothing and comforting effects will help you drift off gently to sleep.

Do you have sleep troubles keeping you awake?


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