Essential Oils to Help with Insomnia

If you have been experiencing issues getting to sleep at night and staying that way, you may have insomnia. This sleep disorder plagues many and can be hard to live with, but there are a few things you can do that may alleviate some of the symptoms.

It might be surprising to find out that certain essential oils may be able to relieve your insomnia so you can get a good night’s sleep. However, it is true, and offers relief for many people around the world. Below, we’ll talk about some of the best essential oils to ensure you get some good rest to take on tomorrow.

Lavender Oil

Those who want a tried and true essential oil solution for insomnia are likely going to want to start with lavender oil. It’s the most commonly used oil for several different sleeping issues. Lavender has a soothing smell that has long been associated with sleep and relaxation and has also been used as a remedy to help with anxiety. Many studies show that lavender is effective at elevating alertness throughout the day, improving sleep quality, and increasing the amount you sleep.

Vanilla Oil 

If you are like most people, the scent of vanilla is very appealing, but what you might not know is that it also has a history of offering stress relief and relaxation. It also has been shown to have sedative effects on the body, which means it can lower blood pressure, reduce restlessness, and quiet down the nervous system. Some people also indicated that vanilla helps with anxiety and depression to lift your mood while ensuring you can get a bit more sleep at night.

Rose or Geranium Oil

Both rose and geranium oil have a floral scent, and each of them has been shown to help with anxiety and stress. You can use whichever of the two that you prefer or use them both as a sleep aromatherapy option. One of the perks of choosing this option is that you get to enjoy the light floral scent as you drift off to sleep, which is something that many people find very appealing.

Jasmine Oil

Jasmine also has a light floral scent with a touch of sweetness and can be used to help promote good sleep. Research shows that this essential oil can cut down on restless sleeping while improving sleep quality and keeping you more alert during the daytime hours. In addition, jasmine oil is known for offering anxiety relief to a higher degree than even lavender.

Sandalwood 

If you prefer an earthy and woody scent and want to sleep better, sandalwood could be the perfect answer. It has been used since ancient times to help with relaxation and offer relief from anxiety. There is research showing that sandalwood can cause a sedative effect and increase the amount of non-REM sleep you get each night. It also works well to ease anxiety symptoms in stressful situations.

So get out the diffuser and try some lavender, jasmine, or vanilla the next time you’re having trouble getting to sleep. You may be surprised how much it can help with both sleep and getting out of your bed the following day.

Q-Flex carries a full line of Dovelle Premium Essential Oils. Click here to see them all. 

Sources:

https://thesleepdoctor.com/2018/06/12/7-essential-oils-for-relaxation-and-better-sleep/

https://startsleeping.org/best-essential-oils-for-sleep-and-insomnia/#essentialoils

https://www.verywellhealth.com/aromatherapy-for-sleep-89673

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