Sleeplessness or insomnia is considered to be a sleep disorder by Psychology experts. Insomnia is a failure to fall asleep. This sleeping disorder can happen to anyone regardless of age or gender but it is predominantly experienced by the elderly.
Sleeplessness can be experience in a short-term period, around one to three weeks or in a longer period of time which is above three weeks. This can result to irritability, vehicular-related accidents, memory difficulties, risk in heart problems and depression.
Most individuals who have difficulties in sleeping use sleeping pills to help them get some sleep. However, studies show that regular medication of sleeping pills will cause addiction or narcotic-dependency.
To prevent getting an addiction, there are alternative ways in curing insomnia. One of these alternative ways is by using essential oils. Listed below are the essential oils that are specifically graded to help you have a good night sleep:
Lavender is categorized as a flowering plant; usually grows in the Mediterranean regions but can also be seen growing in North America, Europe and Australia. Lavender is in light blue to purple in color.
There are several significant benefits in using Lavender as an essential oil. Some researchers stated that Lavender essential oil can treat some skin problems and even weight loss. It also has anti-viral and anti-bacterial components. In aromatherapy, Lavender essential oil is one of the most commonly used oil as it also has calming effects to a person’s brain.
The effective way of using lavender essential oil is through inhalation. All you have to do is dilute three to four drops of lavender essential oil in three cups of boiling water. The lavender-water vapor must then be inhaled but not directly, it should be done by fanning the vapor.
Lavender essential oil can also help children from one to five years of age get enough sleep. Instead of inhalation, put one to two drops of lavender essential oil in warm water during bath time.
#2 Roman Chamomile
Roman Chamomile is specifically known in aiding sleeplessness. Most agree that Roman Chamomile is one of the safest essential oil not only for adults but also for children. The Latin name of Roman Chamomile is Anthemis nobilis and the method of extraction used to get the essential oil is by Steam Distillation. It is pale blue in color.
You can plainly put two to three drops on a cotton ball and place it in your pillow case. Or just add ten to twelve drops of Roman Chamomile Essential Oil in warm bath water. Some home-practitioners even recommend adding a little milk to disperse it evenly in water.
The Latin name for Vetiver is Vetiveria zizanioides and was derived from a Tamil name which means “hatched up.” It is said to be a perennial grass and grows commonly in Sri Lanka, Indonesia and southern region of India. However, the essential is mainly produced in Haiti and Java. The root of Vetiver is used for extracting the oil. It is prominent for its cooling effects.
For ages from two to nine, dilute a drop of Vetiver Essential Oil in a teaspoon of vegetable oil that can be found in your own kitchen; then, massage it on your children’s back. For ages from ten and above (including you), dilute 2 drops in a teaspoon of vegetable oil; massage it behind your ears, over your throat or at the nape of your neck.
Few aroma therapists also recommend Mandarin, Sweet Marjoram and Neroli Essential Oils to help you with your insomnia. Before using any of these oils, make sure to administer a test to make sure there are no unpleasant effects on you.
Do you have any alternative way to cure insomnia? If so, drop a comment and share your personal tips with us. Thanks for another Pinay Time, Lovelies! I’m sorry I haven’t been posting new stuff as I sorted few things out. 🙂 ❤