Will Essential Oils Help You Sleep ?
I have looked at different methods over the last 8 years, that Essential oils help with sleep, We know that stress is a
main factor in not falling to sleep easy. Here are some of the methods I have found and tried. Adding a few drops into bath water before bedtime, Putting a drop on your pillow, mixing with herbal drinks. But I found the best way for me is to use a burner or diffuser . I decided to write about essential oils & sleep after a good friend of mine, who is a clinical hypnotherapist mailed me 2 cds to help with sleep meditation , using his cd and the essential oils in the burner, I was able to be totally relaxed in less then 10 minutes.
Best 3 Essential Oils to Help You Sleep
NUMBER 1 AGAIN ! LAVENDER : Has been long known to help with insomnia, it has a calming effect that will induce sleep. I Think Lavender essential oil has to be the most widely used essential oil of them all ? ( nearly everything I have looked up over the years lavender is always on the list. I will do a full section on LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL).
FRANKINCENSE : Can be used to slow & regulate breathing, It has calming property’s that make it good as a nerve tonic, & also a useful aid for meditation. With all these factors it had to be in my top 3 to help you sleep.
Using a diffuser or burner add between 5 to 10 drops of the essential oil of your choice ( or try all 3 over 3 nights ? see what works best for you ). Place in the bedroom about 15 minutes before going to bed. Take a few deep breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth ( just like meditation ! ). As well as my friends cd. I sometimes search sleep meditation on youtube, you will find some that are 1 hour long to some that are 8 hours long.
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