There’s nothing worse than finally laying in bed after a long day and not being able to fall asleep. You could have had the most exhausting day, but sometimes, it’s impossible to fall asleep. And in times like those, you can turn to melatonin, sleep sounds, and even certain scents. It’s definitely true that the right environment helps you get a good night’s rest, and that might mean turning on an oil diffuser and filling it with scents to help you sleep better. So the next time you’re finding yourself wide awake at 2 a.m., reach for one of these relaxing scents:
A classic relaxing scent is lavender. The smell helps you fall asleep by reducing agitation and restlessness. It relaxes the body with its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. You can use lavender as a pillow spray, drink it as a tea, or use the essential oil in a diffuser.
If you’re struggling to snooze, try drinking a cup of chamomile tea before bed. Chamomile is relaxing to the nervous system and helps calm you down when you’re stressed.
Bergamot oil helps you fall asleep in a myriad of ways. It lowers your blood pressure, slows your heart rate, and reduces cortisol levels. Use a little bergamot oil before bed and watch your stresses disappear, leading to a more peaceful sleep.
Rose is another great scent to help you fall asleep. The scent itself is relaxing and can reduce stress, but studies have shown that it can even help improve learning during sleep. So, it’s pretty much a 2-in-1.
Frankincense has a sweet and earthy scent, making it naturally very calming. It helps to open up your breathing passages, increasing relaxation, and even bring your body to its ideal sleep temperature.
Instead of using drugs to treat insomnia, try juniper oil instead. It helps you fall asleep quicker and have a more peaceful rest. It also can treat fatigue and nervous exhaustion.