Get a Better Night's Sleep for your Health
Getting a consistent good night’s sleep is one of the most effective ways to keep your body healthy, however sleep patterns are often not considered when focusing on improving overall health.
Your body works on healing itself while you are sleeping, it repairs muscles and wounds, restores the brain allowing for better concentration and memory, maintains bone marrow levels, reduces stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol which reduces heart strain, and strengthens the immune system.
The Facts about "Beauty sleep"
Your skin produces collagen while your sleeping, collagen is a fibrous, supportive protein that helps skin cells adhere to one another and also gives your skin strength and elasticity. A reduction in collagen cells in your skin will therefore cause wrinkles and sagging.
When you sleep your body increases blood flow to your skin, you need at least 7 hours of sleep per night to have a healthy glowing complexation. Sleep denervation will cause your skin to look dull and lifeless and fluids will accumulate under your eyes and cause them to look puffy like you have little bags under your eyes.
Essential Oils and sleep
Essential oils can help you get off potentially dangerous over the counter sleep aids and sleeping pill prescriptions. There are several essential oils that have been proven effective as a sleep aid, one of the most popular essential oils for sleep is Lavender. If lavender isn’t a scent you enjoy don’t worry there are several other essential oils that promote a restful sleep. Click on the toggles below to read about each oil that is included in my sleep aid recipes.
Lavender essential oil has powerful sleep inducing properties, this oil calms the nervous system allowing your mind to stop racing through anxious thoughts so you can drift off to sleep. This oil will also promote a more consistent sleep pattern allowing you to sleep through the night.
Cedarwood essential oil is great for insomnia and anxiety since it has a sedative impact on your mind and body, it increases serotonin which is then converted into melatonin a natural sleep hormone that is already present in your body.
Ylang ylang essential oil has a sedative effect on your body, this essential oil significantly reduces systolic and diastolic blood pressure rates and your heart rate allowing you to calm your mind and body enough to sleep.
Frankincense essential oil is the king of all oils, among other things this oil is amazing at promoting a restful night’s sleep as it reduces stress and anxiety which prepares your body for sleep.
Vetiver essential oil promotes improved brain function allowing your nervous system to become calm, when this starts to take affect there is balancing out of negative emotions, and a reduction in anxiety and depression. Calming your emotions makes it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Bergamot essential oil relaxes your body and prepares you for sleep by slowing down your heart rate and lowering your blood pressure.
Lemon essential oil contains D-Limonene which stimulates adenosine A(2A) receptors which prevents you from experiencing insomnia and anxiety.
Orange essential oil is both calming and balancing, this oil can reduce negative emotions and cure insomnia.
1. Sleep in Peace
4 drops of Lemon
3 drops of Orange
1 drop Vetiver
5 drops Frankincense
5 drops Lavender
2 drops Vetiver
3. Stay Asleep
2 drops Vetiver
2 drops Lemon
2 drops Bergamot
4. Sleep Tight
4 drops Orange
3 drops Cedarwood
1 drop Bergamot
5. Guardian Angel
5 drops Frankinsense
3 drops Orange
2 drops Ylang Ylang
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