There are many Essential oils that can be used in an effective Insomnia Remedy.
Many of these oils have been the subject of intense study and have proved themselves among medical professionals to be legitimate courses of treatment.
On this page we will discuss these "single oil" treatments as well as "blends" that have shown themselves to be highly effective remedies for a very common problem.
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If you have difficulty sleeping 3 or more nights a week over a 4 week period then you can say that you are suffering from insomnia. It is important for your health that you get about 7 hours of sleep per night. (Children need 9 hours)
This common sleep disorder, which affects 1 in 5 people, can affect your quality of life and even your health.
If you or a loved one is concerned about this problem then perhaps you will be interested in a natural insomnia remedy like essential oils.
If you have a severe issue with insomnia I recommend that you consult with a medical professional because there may be some serious health issues that are interfering with a healthy sleep schedule.
If you don't believe there is any immediate danger to your health I have some oils to suggest you try. Perhaps you can even refer some of these remedies to your doctor.
Balsam Fir can be used to calm anxiety, depression, insomnia and stress. Native Americans were known to use fir needles to stuff pillows in order to provide a nice peaceful sleep.
Balsam Fir can be applied externally as well as internally and by diffusion to help with insomnia.
More on Balsam Fir and how to use it.
More on Bergamot Essential Oil and how to use it.
Clary Sage Essential Oil can relax you both mentally and physically.
For a peaceful night’s sleep, diffuse the oil or apply a couple drops to a tissue and place it on your pillow. For even better results include some Roman Chamomile with your Clary Sage.
More on Clary Sage Essential Oil and how to use it.
Lavender Essential Oil is very effective at relaxing the mind and body and has been used for several millenniums for this purpose.
My wife often has problems getting to sleep or waking up in the middle of the night. We have found that rubbing some Lavender Oil on the soles of her feet at bed time helps her fall asleep quickly and provides a restful nights sleep.
More on Lavender Essential Oil and how to use it.
Try pampering yourself with a hot bath using 15 drops of Orange Oil in one cup of Epsom salts. Add the combination slowly to the water after filling the tub so the aroma will be released gradually.
More on Orange Essential Oil and how to use it.
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil possesses relaxing properties that help promote healthy sleep patterns through topical application as well as inhalation.
As an insomnia remedy, Chamomile is known to be a mild tranquilizer which can calm the body and deepen sleep.
More on Roman Chamomile Essential Oil and how to use it.
Sandalwood Essential Oil can be used as a sedative in an insomnia remedy especially when included as part of a blend. It is calming and relaxing and works well with other oils such as Orange and Ylang Ylang. (Also discussed on this page)
More on Sandalwood Essential Oil and how to use it.
Vetiver Essential Oil has a very relaxing aroma that also relieves depression and nervous tension and by extension, is also known to help with insomnia. Include this oil with Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang.
More on Vetiver Essential Oil and how to use it.
Ylang Ylang has sedative qualities that can be used as an insomnia remedy including Sandalwood and Vetiver.
More on Ylang Ylang Essential Oil and how to use it.
Put the following essential oils on a tissue and place it next to your face or insert it inside your pillowcase for the night:
For an insomnia remedy using a nice relaxing bath put the following oils in a cup of Epsom salts and pour it in while the tub is filling.
Diffusing Blend # 1
Diffusing Blend # 2
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