The Best Essential Oils For Sleep

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The Best Essential Oils For Sleep

Aromatherapy may be just what the Naturopath ordered and using essential oils is fast becoming a preferred (natural) remedy for all sorts of ills. Getting to sleep (& staying asleep) is more important now than ever.  Your brain is constantly on during this technology loaded world we live in, so getting a bit of help is WAY overdue! The science of aromatherapy is actually very well researched. These babies are the original plant medicine – they contain active constituents that interact with the body in measurable ways. They’re also very safe to use and incredibly luscious to smell.

There is loads of research specific to mood and sleep disorders. Often a sleep disorder goes hand in hand with stress, depression or anxiety.  The Goodnight Co’s Signature Blend for Sleep is here to help.  The 10ml jar contains the perfect blend of the following:-

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Lavender // Lavandula angustifolia

If it were a popularity contest, Lavender would be Miss Congeniality. This oil is so widely used because it is, well, THE BEST!  Lavender will:

  • Get your Zen Zone going, making it an excellent choice for anxiety related insomnia.
  • Reduce stress and antisocial behaviour (even in pets).
  • Specifically increase the deep, restorative sleep stage.

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Sweet Orange // Citrus sinensis

Sweet Orange oil is not JUST uplifting – unlike most citrus oils – it is also a calming and balancing oil. It has been found to assist insomnia in several studies and will:

  • Reduce worry when inhaled in stressful situations.
  • A postpartum specific study says this essential oil will help improve your quality of sleep.  A win for Mummas!

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Petitgrain // Citrus aurantium

Petitgrain is another citrus and helps with prolonged stress, a condition commonly associated with sleep disruption. It is also:

  • An emotionally harmonising oil. Used traditionally for trauma, insecurities and addiction.
  • Believed to strengthen the nervous system, helping to restore peaceful sleep.
  • Considered to be an antioxidant, so will help to protect your body from the stress that’s commonly associated with a sleep disorder.

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Geranium // Pelargonium graveolens

Ladies, please stand up.  This one’s for you. The complete package of hormone balancing in one delightfully calming and stress free bundle. Some ways it can do this are:

  • By reducing anxiety. There is research to show it even helps women in the stressful, extreme situation of childbirth. More than just a pretty aroma.
  • By reducing symptoms of PMS.
  • By aiding inflammation, eczema, psoriasis, acne and even ageing skin.

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Atlas Cedarwood // Cedrum atlantica

Cedarwood’s calming, woody aroma makes it one of the most grounding essential oils that can help you drift off. It’s effective against insomnia and has other clever uses, including:

  • Lowering heart rate and blood pressure (both of which are important steps for your deep sleep state.)
  • Like many of the treasures in this blend, Cedarwood is a nervous system sedative, making it perfect for an anxious bod to diffuse before bed.

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Roman Chamomile // Anthemis nobilis

Chamomile is a well known sleepy herb – most of us have heard of Chamomile Tea which is still popular to help calm your body and mind – and the essential oil works pretty much the same. With proven applications for depression, Chamomile is also helpful for stress and anxiety, making this the trifecta of mood balancers. It can also:

  • Help soothe digestion, so if stress, IBS and sleep issues go together for you, Chamomile should be top of your list.
  • Help reduce the number of times you wake up during the night.

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Sweet Marjoram // Origanum majorana

Sweet Marjoram works in a few ways to improve sleep. Strengthening and regulating the nervous system is one, dilating blood vessels another. Other specific skills of Sweet Marjoram include:

  • Helping to avoid Shift Work Sleep Disorder (SWD).
  • It’s considered to be cardioprotective. Those of us who don’t get enough sleep are at a higher risk for cardiac disease, so use of this particular oil is very useful for prevention.

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White Frankincense // Boswellia sacra

The King of Oils – Frankincense can help to achieve a quality night’s sleep, some strong points include:

  • It’s a broad spectrum anti inflammatory for skin, asthma and arthritis which can cause night time discomfort.
  • Calming and tranquilising skills are great, but you’ll skip the medication hangover associated with prescription drugs by using Frankincense instead.

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Vetiver // Vetiveria zizanioides

Woody and smokey and a little bit seductive.  That’s Vetiver which brings a grounding tone to this sleepy oil combo. This is a stabilising nervous system tonic, useful for just about any mood you can throw at it. As well as this:

  • Vetiver is excellent at preventing emotional burnout during periods of prolonged stress.
  • It will reduce anxiety behaviours, so is a great choice for those who struggle to fall asleep due to worry or overthinking.  **Puts hand up**

As you can see, The Goodnight Co has stuck their fingers in all the sleep pies… You name it, there’s an oil for that. So now that you’ve met the gang, it’s time to try them out as a team.

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Wishing you good nights & days ahead,

La’Dormir Sleep Health & Wellness

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