Sniff Your Way to Sleep
Who doesn’t love a good smelling bedroom?
Between work, family and friends, life can be pretty chaotic, which makes it hard to relax and unwind at the end of the day. With all of these demands, it can be hard to turn off your brain and fall asleep at the end of the day. We know we’re not telling you anything new – yet!
Imagine curling up in bed and inhaling the soothing scent of lavender or slipping into a warm, chamomile scented bath at the end of a long day. Can you say ahhhhh… Aromatherapy methods like these can help you relax your mind and body and make it easier to drift off into dreamland – a beautiful bedroom spa. Ready to learn how to create your own personal sleep scented bedroom?
Your perfect scent
While chamomile, jasmine and vanilla can help soothe your senses before bed, lavender is the most popular – and most powerful – scent in sleep aromatherapy. A study at Wesleyan University by Dr. Namni Goel shows a scientific basis to lavender’s medicinal properties. The study showed that after smelling lavender essential oil before bed, participants experienced an increased amount of time spent in slow-wave sleep, the restful and restorative sleep phase. Read more at CanadianLiving.com
Diffusing the scent
Choosing your scent is the first step. Once you’ve determined whether you’re a chamomile or lavender person, the next step is incorporating the scent into your nightly bedtime routine. A warm bath with lavender oil, spritzing vanilla scented linen spray on your bedding or adding a drop of scented oil to a cotton ball or tissue and placing it near your pillow at bedtime can help you to unwind and doze off to sleep. Read more at AromaWeb.com
Wake me up before you go-go
Just as lavender and jasmine can help to soothe and relax you, citrus and cinnamon can be used to reduce mental fatigue, increase energy and provide an invigorating boost. Using these scents can be a great way to give yourself an extra boost in the morning when waking up or when that 2pm lag sets in during the afternoon. Once more, these natural invigorators will help you avoid the caffeine jolt and drop-off of coffee. Read more at PsychicsUniverse.com
Dozing off with the aid of calming scents can help improve the quality of your sleep, helping you fall asleep and stay asleep longer. Not to mention the added bonus of having an amazing smelling bedroom all the time.
Do you use aromatherapy to help you sleep better? Share your experience with us.