Sleeping troubles? Try aromatherapy with lavender oil
More than 4 million adults in the Czech Republic suffer from sleep disorders. These include sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep deprivation, snoring, circadian rhythm disorders, night terrors, and many more that either disrupt sleep or cause restlessness that affects your daily activities. Find out more about how lavender essential oil can help you sleep better.
Adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night to feel refreshed and relaxed the next day. However, it is not uncommon for people to either have difficulty reaching the recommended number of hours or to sleep long enough, but still feel tired and sleepy the next day. The quality of your sleep is as important as the number of hours you slept.
What are the benefits of sleeping "pink"? There may be more to it than you think, because quality sleep:
- reduces stress,
- reduces inflammation,
- will make you more alert and full of energy,
- improves memory,
- keeps the heart healthy,
- helps regulate blood sugar and metabolism,
- improves cognitive function and
- encourages the body to correct itself.
Conversely, if your sleep is not long or good enough, you may feel tired and drowsy, irritable, have difficulty concentrating, have poor memory or poor cognitive function, and increase your risk of poor mental health in the long run, which will undoubtedly affect your daily life.
If sleep problems are really serious, you need to seek professional medical help. But often more banal solutions can help - aromatherapy and its use of lavender oil.
What is aromatherapy and how does an aroma diffuser work?
The history of aromatherapy dates back to the beginnings of our civilization in ancient Egypt. Even then, our ancestors used the healing effects that essential oils have in herbs. Gradually, aromatherapy has become a type of alternative medicine that uses the effects of essential oils to support the treatment of various health problems with the nervous system, digestion or immunity, or to relieve pain.
Aroma diffuser is a great way to take advantage of aromatherapy effects for better sleep. It is a simple device that needs only clean water and a few drops of natural fragrant essence to operate. After switching on, the device uses ultrasound to convert water into cold water vapor, which carries the essence to all corners of the room, where it evaporates. This method is absolutely safe, nothing is ignited or heated, and the device automatically shuts off when water is consumed. You regulate the intensity of the scent yourself by the amount of added essence.
Lavender essential oil
Lavender essential oil is made from the flower of the species Lavandula angustifolia. This flower comes from the Mediterranean and is known for its delicate floral scent. Lavender essential oil is thought to help heal burns or cuts, relieve headaches and soothe muscle pain. It also has antimicrobial, sedative, sedative, antidepressant and antioxidant protective properties. This makes it an excellent helper against sleep disorders and mental health problems.
It is generally difficult to fall asleep when you are stressed because stress leads to an overactive mind. An over-active or stimulated mind may not realize it's time to sleep, so it continues to think all night. Lavender helps to cope with this problem thanks to its strong relaxing and calming properties. Lavender encourages relaxation not only the mind but also the body - it also relieves muscle tension. If you can relax or relieve stress at bedtime, you will be able to sleep faster and deeper.
Manages symptoms of anxiety and depression
These two mental states are one of the main causes of sleep deprivation and can be caused by the negative emotions that anxiety and depression cause. In addition to relaxing effects, lavender essential oil can also help calm the mind. It helps alleviate the negative emotions associated with anxiety and depression, thus helping to improve sleep quality.
If something in your body hurts, it can be difficult to sleep. Your body will constantly call for attention to relieve the pain. Lavender essential oil can also be used to relieve pain, especially joints, muscles and other types of inflammation. Lavender has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a natural painkiller. By helping to ease the pain, you will be able to fall asleep better.
Headaches, whether caused by stress or other factors, also prevent sleep. Lavender essential oil helps relieve migraines and headaches by promoting relaxation while relieving tension.
It's a sedative
Overall, it will simply help you fall asleep. As a sedative, lavender essential oil helps to induce sleep. In addition, its calming effects reduce sleep disorders, which drastically improves sleep quality.