Essential oils offer a host of benefits. Some can be energizing and others can be used to induce relaxation. These oils are so effective in promoting relaxation that they can be unequivocally sedative. There are numerous oils that can be used to promote better sleep, and can even be effective enough to combat insomnia.
The five best sleep-inducing essential oils include:
Lavender is possibly the most popular essential oil on the market. It is commonly used to help its users drift off into a peaceful slumber. Not only does it promote relaxation, studies have shown that enjoying this scent before bed can improve the quality of restful sleep consumers experience.
2. Chamomile Oil
Chamomile is an ancient medicinal herb that has been used to treat insomnia, among other ailments, for generations. It helps to alleviate anxiety, depression, and stress– resulting in a more restful slumber and better quality of life.
3. Valerian Oil
Valerian essential oil contains an acid that is known to affect neurotransmitters in such a way that it produces a powerful sedative effect. It is as effective as some prescription anti-anxiety medications in promoting deep sleep. Valerian oil is also great for easing nervous tension.
4. Sandalwood Oil
Sandalwood has a rich history of providing relaxation and anxiety relief. Scientific research indicates that this essential oil can have sedative effects and increase the amount of non-REM sleep its consumers experience.
5. Jasmine Oil
Jasmine is well-known for its ability to combat insomnia. Interestingly enough, on a molecular level, the jasmine flower, from which the oil is derived, shares similarities with prescription medications that are commonly used to treat insomnia. Research has shown that jasmine essential oil is even more effective in providing sedative effects than lavender oil.
3 drops – lavender
3 drops – bergamot
3 drops – lavender
3 drops – vetiver
2 drops – lavender
2 drops – sandalwood
2 drops – cedarwood
4 drops – sandalwood
3 drops – jasmine
2 drops – ylang ylang
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