The 7 Best Essentials Oils For A Blissful Sleep

Posted by on April 19, 2018 in Healing & Natural Remedies, Health with 1 Comment

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By Vineetha Reddy

We all know that the average person requires at least seven hours of sleep a day. But have you stopped to wonder why that is so? A good night’s sleep doesn’t just ensure that you wake up feeling well rested and relaxed – getting enough sleep is essential for your physical and mental health. A lack of sleep can result in lethargy, irritability, low concentration, and can cause serious health issues. If you are someone who is having problems sleeping, we’ve got just the thing for you. These seven essential oils will ensure you get plenty of rest.

(1) Lavender

lavender oilLavender is one of the most popular fragrances. It is commonly used in scents and deodorants. People are also vaguely aware that it has something to do with helping them fall asleep. Lavender’s effectiveness in giving you a peaceful sleep is more than just a myth. Various studies have shown just how effective it is in inducing sleep.


(2) Chamomile

Chamomile oil

Chamomile is another name that most people are familiar with as it is a popular flavor of tea. It is commonly used by pregnant women as the tea offers a lot of benefits. Chamomile essential oil is also known as Anthemis nobilis. It is derived from an ancient herb that has been utilized for therapeutic treatment for centuries. It is a natural sedative and is recommended for people suffering from insomnia as well as for people with anxiety disorders.

(3) Marjoram

Marjoram, scientific name Origanum marjorana, is another powerful oil that can help you sleep better. This oil can help lower blood pressure and ease hyperactivity. This oil blends well with other oils, and when combined with lavender, can produce a potent tool to help you sleep better.

(4) Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang

This essential oil has become quite popular of late. It is well known for its ability to ease tension and reduce heart palpitations. It acts as a natural sedative, thus making it perfect for ensuring a peaceful sleep. Studies have shown that when combined with lavender oil, it reduced psychological stress and blood pressure.

(5) Lemongrass Oil

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Lemongrass is otherwise known as Cymbopogon. It is popular in Asian cuisine where it is used to add a unique flavor to all types of dishes. The oil has been found to be a powerful natural sedative. When combined with jojoba oil, it can be used to give a relaxing massage.

(6) Frankincense

Frankincense has been popular for centuries. In the Bible, it is mentioned as a gift presented to Jesus by the three wise men. The fact that it was considered a gift worthy of the kings should tell you something about this oil’s heritage. A Korean study used this oil as a treatment for pain and depression. This oil will make falling asleep at night much easier.
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(7) Bergamot

Bergamot

This oil is a component of the Earl Gray tea. It was found to help ease depression and anxiety. A survey found it could be utilized as a natural treatment for people suffering from high blood pressure. It does this by reducing corticosterone levels in our system. Because of these properties, it can help battle insomnia and give you a long, relaxed sleep.

Final Thoughts

Every day, life can seem a little busier, meaning you have less time for yourself. This makes it even more important to ensure you are getting a good night’s rest. Hopefully, with the help of these seven essential oils, you will have a better, more blissful sleep.

Image sources: Shutterstock is the source for all images except the marjoram pic (which came from 1234f.com)

About the Author: Vineetha Reddy

Vineetha_Reddy_Headshot_OriginalBeing a regular practitioner and adviser of everything related to health, fitness and yoga, I have also begun to write and contribute to this knowledge ecosystem. I strongly believe that the organic foods you find in your pantry provide the greatest benefits for good health. Follow me for my best ideas and solutions:

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