Many people have trouble overcoming insomnia or they don’t sleep well at night. Essential oils can easily remedy this without drugs or fancy equipment. Many times various diseases like diabetes or fibromyalgia can contribute to sleep problems, but essential oils can still help with those too.
If someone has a disease that contributes to their insomnia, it’s important to support the body to overcome the disease while treating the insomnia. Cleansing the body, eating well, and using the proper supplements are important to help support the body in the healing process. Getting proper rest is also and important part of helping the healing process.
Essential Oils to use for Restful Sleep
Lavender – “University of Miami researchers found that inhalation of lavender oil increased beta waves in the brain, suggesting heightened relaxation.” (EODR 3rd edition). Lavender is known to be calming, relaxing and balancing both physically and emotionally.
It can be applied to the heart, temples, wrists or bottom of the feet or diffused to help promote a sense of relaxation that helps most people fall asleep in about 15 minutes. This is my first choice oil when I have eaten something that contains caffeine or I just can’t seem to fall asleep for some reason.
Peace and Calming – This oil blend “promotes relaxation and a deep sense of peace and emotional well-being, helping to dampen tensions and uplift spirits. When massaged on the bottom of the feet, it can be a wonderful prelude to a peaceful night’s rest. It may calm overactive and hard-to-manage children. Reduces depression, anxiety, stress, and insomnia.” (EODR 3rd edition)
I know several people who use this every night to help them fall asleep and sleep well all night. This oil blend is a combination of blue tansy, patchouli, tangerine, orange, and ylang ylang oils.
Valerian – This single oil is known as “sedative and tranquilizing to the central nervous system.” (EODR 3rd edition) If someone uses the other 2 oils mentioned above and still has trouble sleeping, this oil should be used. It is commonly used for insomnia and anxiety and has worked very well for my family in helping people fall asleep and sleep well.
One of my children had lots of problems falling asleep for several years before we started using essential oils. When we started using Valerian on this child’s feet every night, they started falling asleep faster and sleeping better. We used this consistently for quite a few months and now rarely, if ever, have to use it to help this child sleep well.
Use Essential Oils to Sleep Well Every Night
Young Living essential oils have made our lives better in so many ways and getting better sleep is one of those benefits. If you or a family member has trouble falling asleep or sleeping well, I encourage you to order any or all of these Young Living essential oils.