Getting a good night's sleep is essential for our health and wellbeing but sometimes it can be challenging to fall asleep or stay asleep. One natural way to promote better sleep is by using scents that help to calm the mind and relax the body.
Here are seven scents that can help you sleep better:
This flowery scent is popular for promoting relaxation and reducing anxiety. It has been shown to improve sleep quality and increase the amount of deep, restorative sleep.
As the name almost suggests, chamomile has a calming scent that can reduce stress and anxiety, helping you to fall asleep faster. It has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for insomnia.
Bergamot is a citrus scent that has a calming effect on the mind and body. It has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, making it easier to fall asleep.
This warm, woody scent from a hardened gum-like material (resin) that comes from the trunk of the Boswellia tree can help to promote relaxation and reduce stress. It can also help to soothe the nervous system, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Another strong, earthy scent that can help to promote relaxation and reduce stress derives from valerian, a herb native to Europe and parts of Asia. It has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for insomnia and can also be taken in supplement form.
6. Ylang Ylang
Ylang ylang oil is extracted from the flowers of the ylang ylang tree and has a sweet, floral scent that can promote relaxation and help to reduce feelings of anxiety. It can also help to lower blood pressure, which can contribute to better sleep quality.
Research has shown that cedarwood scent can help to improve sleep quality, reduce sleep disturbances, and increase the amount of time spent in deep, restorative sleep. It has also been shown to have a sedative effect on the body, which can further promote relaxation and help you achieve a more restful sleep.
Open up your MyTreat April 'Sweet Dreams' Body Box and sniff out all the lovely scents listed above! From the Red Seal 'Sweet Dreams' Tea, which has chamomile and valerian, to the āma 'Rest' Body Butter, which smells of lavender.
And of course, MyTreat's April 2023 'Sweet Dream's LUXE box has two special, sleepy scented creations by Skye Candle & Body Care, including the LUXE-exclusive 'Inner Peace' Oil Blend with Ylang yYlang as well as the ‘Sleep Easy’ Scented Soy Candle with a powerhouse of sleep-inducing essential oils such as lavender, frankincense, cedarwood, and bergamot (also available in the Plus Box).
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