Having a hard time falling asleep at night and not sure what more you can do? Feeling stressed from overworking yourself and not having enough time to do much else? Or just having plain ol’ anxiety keeping you up at night? If you haven’t tried aromatherapy to cure your late night feelings or overall stress, maybe it might be time to do just that.
Aromatherapy being used to treat medical conditions is an ancient practice dated back to early Egyptians, Chinese, and Roman societies. In short, it’s a natural type of therapy that can help relieve discomfort, anxieties, certain moods, and stress. Studies have proven to show that these fragrant oils have the ability to improve sleep, anxiety, and depression.
There are a few essential oils that serve different purposes such as lavender, vanilla, rose, jasmine, sandalwood, and citrus.
Lavender is the most widely used and popular of these oils, because it gives people the feeling of relaxation. Studies have shown that lavender can help with anxiety, depression, and even physical pain. It also has an effect to make you fall asleep.
Vanilla is used for relaxation and relief. It can help get rid of hyperactivity, lower blood pressure, and raise your spirits.
Rose, has an obvious flowery scent to it, which can help reduce stress and anxiety and put you to sleep.
Jasmine is another floral scent, that can also benefit your sleeping habits. It reduces restless sleeping and has shown to increase daytime awareness.
Sandalwood gives a wood-like earthy scent, which can either put you to sleep or keep you awake. This one really depends on the person and should be tested out to figure out which type you are.
Citrus is usually an orange like smell and gives a refreshing reaction, which can help with relaxation and depression.
Each of these oils serve different purposes and that’s why you should try them out and learn which ones can benefit you the most.