Probably you have heard that sleeping is very important forВ our body. People who haveВ chronic sleep loss problemВ can put them inВ increased risk of heart disease, heart failure, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes. (1)
Stress and anxiety are one of the biggest reasons that keeps the bodyВ from falling asleep. When you are under stress or anxiety, your brains has a problem to shut off. When you have problem to fall asleep you are feeling nervous and you are stressing again, which leads toВ never ending cycle.
Also, distractions of sounds, like living onВ the main road or the noise of nocturnal pets, makes falling asleep almost impossible. (2)
Luckily, there are someВ essential oils whichВ can reduce a personвЂ™s stress and anxiety. Using a couple of drops ofВ essential oil before bed time will give youВ more restful sleep. You shouldn’t use more than 4 drops, because very strong aroma can do the opposite effect.
Each essential oil affects a person differently, so try different ones until you find which is the perfect for you.
Lavender essential oil is goodВ to combat anxiety and help you toВ relax. Several studies have linked the aroma of lavender essential oil to better sleep and even reduced insomnia.
Roman Chamomile essential oil has sedative and relaxing properties and it is good forВ calming and relaxing attributes. It is very popular for many people who suffer from insomnia, stress, and nervous tension.
It is good for those who do not sleep well and who are waking during the sleep.В It lowers blood pressure and is also suggested as the essential oil to use for nervous tension and hyperactivity.
Bergamot is a citrus essential oil which canВ stimulatingВ andВ calming. ItВ is a photosensitive essential oil, so do not apply it to areas that will be exposed to direct sunlight.
ItВ is a floral essential oil that is perfect for creating a calm atmosphere. It is soothing for the nerves and is known to help with anxiety, tension, shock, fear, and panic.