What causes insomnia?
There are several reasons why you may be suffering from insomnia, but perhaps the main in today’s world is stress. Stress often leads to depression and anxiety, which might be the reasons that keep you awake at night.
Natural agents, such as essential oils, are a very effective remedy for treating insomnia. Using Aromatherapy at bedtime helps you overcome insomnia.
Here are some of the best essential oils against insomnia.
Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia) is an essential oil that helps you have e relaxing sleep. The Essential Oil of Lavender consists mainly of alcohols and esters that have many therapeutic properties, but most importantly they help you relax.
Chamomile Essential Oil (Chamaemelum nobile) is another popular choice for insomnia. It is recommended for insomnia, stress and nervous tension, making it a good choice to help you relax and prepare for sleep.
The essential oil of Sweet Basil (Origanum marjorana) is the only one of the basil oils that help treat insomnia because it has a calming and sedative action in the nervous system, which helps in blood pressure reduction, eases nervous tension and hyperactivity as well as all other syndromes that cause insomnia.
Rose Essential Oil (Rosa Damascena) has an immediate effect on nerve relaxation is a natural antidepressant, enabling you to have a goodnight’s sleep.
Essential Oils of Orange and Lemon, combined together, are very effective against depression-related insomnias, as these essential oils have an uplifting effect on the emotional system, improving your emotional status.
How to Use These Essential Oils for Relaxation and Insomnia!
• Add the proper combination of essential oils to a the hot baths you take before going to bed. Add 6 to 8 full drops of essential oils in your bath.
• Use essential oils for aromatherapy just before bedtime, the steam released from the hot water together with the properties of essential oils mixed in the steam, will give you the best sleep.
• Massage your body with the proper essential oils before bedtime for a relaxed body and deep sleep.
• Sprinkle some drops of essential oils in your clothes and pillowcase to get that soothing sensation and relaxation immediately.
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