It’s Sleep Sunday and this week I thought I would write a little bit about the different types of OILS that can help you sleep. Neom Organics have a great range and explain why each one can help you get a good night’s sleep.
Neom Organic who sells a number of sleep products says that 42% of you are sleeping less well. This is what they found out from a poll of over 2,000 of you, and we all know that sleeping well does wonders for so many things, including helping to boost your mood and stay energised throughout the day.
Whether it’s been the warmer, brighter, lighter nights, or the stress of the lockdown (or the anxiety of going back to ‘normal’) that’s causing sleep to elude you, we can help. They have seven oils they think will help you sleep.
Lavender – Using lavender within an essential oil blend means that you can ensure those all-important calming aromas are released.
Chamomile – Chamomile is another essential oil that releases scents and fragrances associated with relaxation and sleep.
Ylang, Ylang – With a decidedly delicious sweet and florally scent, ylang ylang is often used to help relieve symptoms of stress and feelings of anxiousness to help you get a better night’s sleep.
Cedarwood – It also has anti-inflammatory properties and is associated with helping support better sleep through its sedative qualities.
Patchouli – Patchouli’s natural properties have been linked with an increase in the production of certain neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine (some say the happy hormones). What’s interesting about these neurotransmitters is that they are known to ease anxiety and stress so the use of the oil may well help you to have a continuous night’s sleep.
Jasmine – It has an association with reducing irritability, making it a great solution to help relax the mind and body before sleep.
Basil – A new one to me but Studies have shown that basil soothes mental fatigue, whilst also relieving stress. It’s ideal at bedtime, as it supports the wind-down process and allows the body to release tension too.
Neom says that The simplicity of combining the calming aromas of an essential oil with a relaxing routine at bedtime may well have a profound effect on how quickly you fall asleep and the quality of your sleep throughout the night. It may be that for you, a blend of multiple oils is the most effective.