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10 Essential Oils For Insomnia And Better Sleep

10 Essential Oils For Insomnia And Better Sleep

There are some essential oils that help you get better sleep and cure insomnia, which is basically a sleeping disorder. Many of these oils are used externally through baths or even as an aroma that you inhale, but some of them can also be consumed internally. These are essential oils that are known for providing relaxation, soothe the senses and helps you get better sleep the natural way.

Here Are 10 Of Them:

Lavender

One of the most important oils for providing you with some relaxation and easing the muscles would be Lavender. It is an essential oil that is easily available and is rather versatile too because you can consume it both internally and externally.  The essential oil is known for enhancing sleep and provides your muscles rejuvenation as you are sleeping. The ideal way to use this oil would be by putting it in some bathing water. Soak in the hot water enriched with lavender oil for about 20 minutes. You also try applying this oil on the temples and forehead as it alters the autonomic nervous system and helps your relax.

Lavender Oil

Cedar Wood Oil

Cedar Wood is another essential oil that helps you to relax and treats insomnia. It basically lets the brain get some relaxation and doesn’t allow it to process actions very fast. So your body gets into a relaxation mode from where you benefit with added sleep. You can add this to your bathing water or even drink a tea made using this oil.

Cedar Wood Oil

 Valerian

The entire aromatherapy community agrees that when it comes to helping you relax and get better sleep, valerian really works wonders. You can try it out in different ways like inhaling the steam of the same, or sprinkling a few drops of it on your pillow. Not only will it improve and lengthen the duration of your sleep drastically. It contains chemicals that are really close to sedative effects. In fact, it has been seen that adding a few drops of this in water before bed helps you sleep much better.

Valerian

Roman Chamomile

Roman chamomile is another essential oil that is known for treating insomnia and helping the body relax and rejuvenate. It has a very sweet taste and hence it can also be given to kids who are hyper active. You can mix the same in some water or milk and have it. Alternatively, it can also be added to your bathing water or used with some massage oil to treat anxiety, get rid of stress and of course cure insomnia and other sleeping issues.

Chamomile Tea

Sweet Marjoram

This oil is made from a herb that really makes your food tasty but also doubles as a sleeping aid. So if you are planning on a good sleep post dinner, use more of this oil while cooking. It has sedative properties and also helps you relax and breathe better during colds. If anyone suffers from sleep apnea, this oil really works. You can also massage it on your forehead or bathe in water with added oil.

Marjoram

Bergamot

One of the easiest ways to use Bergamot would be to inhale its vapor via steam or even add it to your favorite candles. It controls or restrains thehormone cortisol in the saliva, which in turn creates a sedative affect for the body.

bergamot oil

Orange Oil

There is something about citrus oils that helps the body relax along with easing the muscles. The orange oils can be inhaled through steam or you can also add it to your bathing water. Ideally, orange oil can be consumed in foods for best results. Mix it with some tea or even in your soup before going for dinner. It works as an anti-convulsant to soothe the central nervous system and help you get better sleep.

Orange Oil

Ylang-Ylang

The ylang-ylang oil helps to slow down the cognitive processing when you are trying to fall asleep. It is said that a chattery mind hinders sleep and

Ylang- Ylang

Clary Sage

Clary Sage is another wonderful essential oil to help you sleep better. Mix it with some lavender for best results. It gets rid of stress, relaxes your mind and helps you get uninterrupted sleep. It can be consumed in the form of a hot cup of tea, by adding some drops to a cup of warm water. You can also massage it on the temples to relax.

Clary Sage

Sandalwood Oil

Sandalwood oil can be massaged around the nose, forehead and temples to get you better sleep and cure insomnia. It slows down the processing of the central nervous system so that you can sleep better. You can also add this oil to your bath water and soak in it for 10 minutes before heading to bed.

Sandalwood Oil