Sleep Better at Night: Lavender Oil

The #1 Oil to Help Your Family Sleep Better at Night: Lavender

Essential oils are booming right now, and there is a specific oil that people are taking full advantage of to reduce stress and help with sleep. Lavender is one of the many scents that actually helps to induce stress relief and can be found in many things from your favorite candles to hand soaps. But let’s say you’re using a diffuser at night with Lavender in it… game-changer! You can also put oil right on your skin or on your pillow. Or as in the study below, just have a sniff as you get into bed.

There have actually been studies performed on this to showcase the impact that lavender can have on the body. Psychologists located at Wesleyan University in Connecticut studied 31 men and women who sniffed lavender essential oil one night, and then distilled water the following night. After monitoring those sleep cycles, experts confirmed that the lavender helped to increase slow-wave sleep, which helps to slow the heartbeat and relax the muscles. They also reported feeling much more energized the following morning.

Holistic pharmacist Sherry Torkos is one of the big fans of essential oils and what lavender can do for anyone. “It offers calming and soothing properties that can help reduce stress,” she says. “It also serves as a great sleep aid for the whole family by helping you to fall asleep faster and enhance your quality of sleep during the night.” Torkos recommends investing in a high-quality essential oil that is 100% pure, natural, and undiluted.

As lavender continues to be a terrific sleep aid, it also helps things like anxiety, which makes sense considering our anxiety levels can rise as our stress levels do. Rupinder Mangat, co founder and CEO, MEVEI, a New York-based company that produces natural essential oils, also cannot say enough good things about lavender in particular.

“There are probably as many uses for aromatherapy as there are essential oils, but research shows particular promise in their ability to relieve stress, stabilize your mood and improve sleep,” he says. “Lavender essential oil is one of the most studied in terms of its relaxation effects.”

In a study on lavender oil and hot flashes (ScienceDirect), the study indicated that the use of lavender aromatherapy reduced menopause flushing. Given the impact of stress on flushing and the undesirable effects of menopause symptoms on the quality of life and disturbed sleep, it would appear that this simple, noninvasive, safe, and effective method can be used by menopausal women with noticeable benefits.

The Bottom Line

If you’re struggling with getting to sleep after a long workday because your mind just won’t shut off, maybe lavender essential oil is the way to go. We’ve all been there, but you don’t have to suffer for it! Now is the time to invest in your well-being and go holistic with some incredible, all-natural methods of the best relaxation – ever.

I’ll be posting a full sleep guide this coming week. It will be full of tips and tricks for getting a better nights sleep, especially women who are peri- menopausal and post menopausal.

If you’re looking for other ways to boost your health in natural ways, need to get a better nights sleep be sure to book a FREE Health Strategy call and jump start your journey to a natural health improvement!