As we know, essential oils can improve our sleep effectively. Which is the best essential oils for deep sleep?
Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout our life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect our mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.
The damage from sleep deficiency can occur in an instant, or it can harm you over time. For example, ongoing sleep deficiency can raise your risk for some chronic health problems. It also can affect how well you think, react, work, learn, and get along with others.
People love essential oils because they help make everyday life easier in all sorts of different ways. And one of those ways is supporting healthy sleep for the whole family.
They can calm the emotions of a little boy feeling anxious about imaginary spiders. They help your partner get a good night’s rest after long work trips. They help our mind relax when we’re thinking about the series of things we need to do the next day.
Here are the 8 best essential oils for deep sleep :
1. Lavender oil
You probably don’t feel surprised to see lavender at the top of the list. Most people are aware that lavender is somehow related to sleep, but what most people don’t know is that this has been studied extensively and its effectiveness is more than just an Old Wives Tale.
One research done in the United Kingdom showed promising results in using the aroma of Lavender oil for better sleep .
And another study observed that inhalation of lavender and several other essential oils improved sleep qualify of 56 ICU patients .
So as innocent as lavender may seem, it packs an impressive (and very scientific) punch in the sleep department.
2. Vetiver oil
Vetiver essential oil is distilled from the roots of the plant. It’s rich and earthy smelling. In fact, vetiver oil is my go-to oil when I need to help my brain “shut-off” for the night. It took me a while to get used to the smell, so if you are a vetiver newbie, you might try mixing it with a lighter oil, such as lavender or roman chamomile.
3. Roman Chamomile oil
Roman Chamomile essential oil is known for is calming, soothing, and relaxing properties. It has a light, floral scent. And it is wonderful for creating a peaceful atmosphere in your bedroom.
Commonly used as an herbal tea for bedtime, Chamomile can be used in essential oil form as well. And this oil also smells wonderful when combined with Lavender and Patchouli.
You can use essential oils to help you sleep in two ways:
1,A small ultrasonic essential oil diffuser in your bedroom.
2,A salve recipe using a carrier oil and essential oils.
Which essential oil diffuser should you use? For me,I use the following wood grain diffuser. You can click the following picture to check details.
4. Bergamot oil
I’ve had a strange attraction to bergamot ever since I opened my first bottle. Bergamot is a citrus fruit and the oil is cold-pressed from the rind or peel. Most citrus oils (like grapefruit or wild orange) tend to have a bit of a stimulating effect, but bergamot is different. It’s bright, yet calming at the same time. It’s one of the first ones I reach for when I need a bit of “emotional balancing,” and I add it to all of my sleep blends.
5. Ylang Ylang oil
I’m glad I get to type this one today instead of trying to say it out loud. I honestly look like a dog with peanut butter stuck on the roof of its mouth whenever I try to pronounce it, but regardless, ylang ylang is a wonderful choice if you are looking to improve the quality of your sleep. It’s very floral and smells a bit fruity (at least to me).
6. Sandalwood oil
I love the rich, woodsy oils, and sandalwood is no exception. It is a pricier oil, but a little bit goes a long way, so it’s one I keep around at all times.
7. Marjoram oil
The first time I heard of marjoram essential oil, all I could think of was using it in cooking. But its benefits go far beyond that! Not only is marjoram essential oil wonderful for muscles and joints, but it also excels in creating peaceful sleep.
8. Cedarwood oil
I adore the earthy, woody smell of cedarwood essential oil. I frequently reach for it if I need to calm my brain down after a busy day. I like to use it topically, or put it in my diffuser. It blends well with lighter, floral oils, or is great on its own, too.