Sleep is one of the most important things we do to stay healthy. However, what would you do when you’re unable to relax and fall asleep? Perhaps the calming, relaxing aromas of essential oils can be the solution.
Experts believe that smell is our most powerful and influential sense. That’s why aromatherapy can help boost our productivity and energy levels, and help you sleep better. While many people use a diffuser, for a less expensive solution you can also add a few drops of essential oils into a bowl of steaming hot water, then inhale for one to two minutes.
If you’d like to give aromatherapy a try, here’s a few popular scents that we’d recommend:
Lavender is known to be one of the most effective scents to help improve sleep quality. It has a soothing effect on the nervous system, and helps lower your heart rate and blood pressure, leading to deep, restful sleep.
The sweet scent of vanilla appeals to many people and has become one of our most loved scents. It effectively helps calm our nerves, and makes you feel relaxed and ready for bed.
Chamomile has long been used in the treatment of insomnia. It can improve your mood and lower anxiety levels, thus making it easier for you to fall asleep.
Jasmine is one of the most intense aromas used in aromatherapy. Studies have shown that compared to lavender, jasmine is actually more effective in helping you achieve deep sleep, reducing tosses and turns while you sleep and improving sleep quality.
5. Your Favourite Scent
It could well be the smell from your own teddy bear or your pillow/blanket which you’ve been using since you were young. As our olfactory system, or sense of smell, is linked to the part of our brain associated with emotions, a familiar scent that we love would make us feel more comfortable and relaxed, and help us fall asleep more easily.
Your bedroom is your own private sanctuary and only you would know what works best in building the perfect sleep environment for yourself. Apart from choosing the right scents, the right bed combination is also essential for good quality sleep. Skyler mattresses and pillows have been designed to provide just that - to provide the perfect sleep experience for everyone. Click here to learn more about our range of mattresses, and here for more information on our pillows.