Almost anyone you talk to now days complains about not enough sleep at one time or another. Is this a problem you have?
Not enough sleep! What is your issue? There can be so many reasons why a person is not getting enough sleep. Do you have issues with mind chatter? Some nights I lay awake and think of all of the things I need to do the next day or maybe the stresses going on in my life.
Let’s talk sleep do you get enough?
Are you one of those people who set the alarm and wake up every hour worrying your alarm won’t go off. Or maybe you are a mom with little kids that just can’t settle in and sleep all night. Whatever the cause may be one of these ideas may help you.
A variety of things to try
Essential oils work with the olfactory bulb in the brain which sends signals to other areas of the brain. When your brain receives these signals it causes a reaction. This can get pretty technical, but hopefully I can help you understand. Essential oils can be very effective on the emotions, mental outlook as well as memory.
I know you are thinking — how could an essential oil help me sleep better? I promise you I used to be very skeptical. I have been using essential oils for over 25 years. But I didn’t always use them. I had a friend that tried for a couple of years to get me to try them. Finally, I gave in and went to a class. I was hooked.
What does this have to do with sleep? Sleep can be affected for many reasons and the oils may help alleviate the problem.
There are many ways you can use the oils. My favorite is to use the essential oil right out of the bottle with a carrier oil. You can also use essential oils in homemade soaps that are gentle on the skin. Homemade soaps are made in a variety of scents. Or maybe you enjoy bath bombs for a relaxing. You can check out all the options here.
Lotions and face creams are another option using essential oils. Relax while you soften your skin with these facial, body and hand lotions. These lotions are made with a variety of essential oils. To see all your options just click here.
Diffusing the oils is another great option. This puts the droplets of the oils into the air and may give you great benefit throughout the night.
Quality oils such as these can be put on the chest. I like to put carrier oil the size of a dime or nickel in the palm of my hand and add one drop of the essential oil. I rub this on my chest where I can smell it but maybe you don’t care for the smell. If this is the case you can rub them on your feet.
I know rubbing them on the bottom of your feet sounds a little strange, but trust me it will work. Essential oils are absorbed quickly. The bottom of your feet, because of the size of your pores will absorb quickly.
Sleep, anxiety, and mind chatter
Lavender – almost everyone has heard of using lavender to help you and your children relax and sleep. Lavender is a calming herb, but remember if you use too much (a drop or two with a carrier oil is all that is needed) it can go the other direction and you may be up all night.
Tranquility – the name itself sounds great! Do you have mind chatter and can’t relax
and go to sleep. Maybe this one is a possibility. This oil is also my first go to for anxiety. This oil has very calming effects.
GoodNite – are you worried about emotional issues going on in your life? GoodNite helps promote restful sleep and may bring feelings of peace and relaxation.
Dreams – are you tired of those odd dreams? Maybe yours are caused by negative emotions or nightmares. Dreams may promote a restful dreamless night sleep.
Emerge or Livn – are a couple of suggestions if you seem to wake up around 3 to 4 every morning. Perhaps these oils would help do the trick. I like to use a carrier oil and put them on the ribs on the right hand side.
Whatever the reason may be for your lack of sleep, maybe one of these oils could be the answer. There are many others that may possibly help. Be sure to always use a carrier oil. This could be coconut oil, almond oil or many others. It is very important to use common sense and study the information before use.
These ideas are only suggestions and not to be used as medical advice.