The Best Essential Oils for Sleep
Can essential oils provide a better night's sleep?
Many essential oils may be used as an all-natural alternative to help with a good night's sleep. That's because smelling essential oils not only produces a sedative effect, but they may also have an effect on diminishing anxiety, lowering blood pressure, and relieving built-up stress.
Essential oils are concentrated, which is what makes them so powerful. One of the most popular and easiest ways to use them is to put several drops in a diffuser, which then releases the oils into the air as a mist. Many essential oils have been proven in recent studies to have a variety of beneficial properties. Here are some of the most popular to use for sleep.
Cedarwood - Supports the function of the pineal gland, which releases melatonin, the hormone that promotes good sleep.
Lavender - One of the most popular essential oils, it's famous for its calming effects.
Frankincense - Has several functions, including balancing emotions, calming the mind, and supporting the body's response to healing, in addition to promoting sleep.
By combining several essential oils and placing them into a diffuser, you can get a range of beneficial effects. Here are two such blends.
This blend has an earthy yet sweet scent that promotes relaxation and restful sleep and creates a peaceful environment.
Citrusy bergamot blends well with vetiver and frankincense, to provide a rich and spicy scent that is grounding.