During these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever to continue taking care of ourselves by ensuring we all get a good night’s sleep.
It is estimated that around 30% of the population have complained about sleep disruption by experiencing one or more symptoms of insomnia. These symptoms include difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, waking too early, and in some cases, poor sleep quality.
Furthermore, studies have also indicated that sleep disorders and disturbances can lead to long-term health-related complications such as anxiety, increased heart rate and cardiovascular diseases.
It’s no secret that essential oils and aromatherapy have various health benefits for the mind and body, but it can also be a cost-effective and natural solution to getting a good night’s sleep every night.
Here are a few recommended essential oils from our sister company, ProTec Botanica, to help you get the perfect night’s sleep:
- Lavender Oil
Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia) is one of the most popular essential oils used within aromatherapy due to its linalool and linalyl acetate content. Commonly used to help reduce anxiety and enhance mood, Lavender Oil also has various healing properties alongside its floral, green and spicy notes to help treat insomnia and depression.
- Peppermint Oil
Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita) is a popular essential oil used within aromatherapy to help improve an individual’s sleep, not only because of its excellent and refreshing fragrance, but it also can slow down heart and respiratory rate, reduce blood pressure, and ease fatigue and anxiety.
- Chamomile Roman Oil
Chamomile Oil (Anthemis nobilis) has many favourable properties that help improve the body’s overall well-being. Chamomile Oil has been used to treat sleep-related issues for centuries due to its various healing properties and warm, herbaceous aroma. Studies have indicated that Chamomile Oil effectively relieves anxiety, calms nerves, and helps relieve aches and pains to ensure a perfect night’s sleep.
- Lemongrass Oil
Lemongrass Oil (Cymbopogon citratus / flexuosus) is a highly beneficial essential oil with many benefits to the body. Known to help reduce stress and anxiety, Lemongrass Oil can relieve headaches and migraines through its pain-relieving properties and relaxing, fresh, citrus fragrance.
- Geranium Oil
Geranium Oil (Pelargonium graveolens) has various healing properties, making it a relaxing and calming ingredient commonly used in aromatherapy. Its sweet, soothing floral aroma can help reduce stress and treat anxiety whilst also enhancing the mood and balancing the mind.
- Valerian Oil
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is a herb native to Asia that has been used in traditional medicine for over 2,000 years. Valerian Oil is extracted from the Valerian root, which contains numerous beneficial properties such as gamma-aminobutyric acid, which has been proven to help promote sleep and reduce anxiety by regulating the nerve signals to the brain and nervous system.
Others include Ylang Oil, Frankincense Oil, Cedarwood Oil and Neroli Oil.
To view ProTec Botanica’s full range of essential oils, please visit the essential oils page on their website.