Lavender Oil, the Warrior of insomnia.
In today’s time, sleep (read: good, quality sleep) is hard to come by. Some days, sleep is great. Other days, it eludes us. This is often due to many different factors within our life such as stress, lack of sleep pattern (not going to bed at the same time), staying up too late, viewing our phones/computers/television late into the night, chronic pain, bad diet, lack of exercise, etc. However, sleep is essential to our livelihood. No one wants to feel like a walking zombie on autopilot. It is easy to fall into the pattern of terrible sleep and relying on an endless amount of coffee. However, there are some things that we can implement in our lives to ensure that we get the sleep that we need that will allow our bodies and minds to heal and recuperate as we rest.
One of my favorites resources is lavender essential oil. Lavender is used to help relieve anxiety, as a calming resource, and to induce deep sleep. There are many ways that this is used to help with sleep.
- Pour a little bit of lavender oil into your hand, rub together, and rub on your pillow case
- Pour a little bit of lavender oil into your hand, rub together, inhale deeply (aromatherapy)
- Place a small amount of lavender oil at the tip of your nose and at your temples
This can be used on babies to help with their sleep, as well.
Peaceful sleeping, Warriors.
Stay tuned for more tips on better sleep.