Best Sleep Aid

Natural and Safe Sleep Aids

The best sleep aid is using essential oils and taking aromatic baths. Using some of these essential oils is one of the simplest and safest methods of inducing sleep and has none of the possible side effects of sleeping tablets.  Aromatic baths or even a few drops of oil on a pillow can be most effective.

Lavender, Chamomile, and Neroli are three of the best essential oils when it comes to insomnia.  They each have a helpful, profound effect on the mind and emotions and aid in calming, soothing balancing and relieving anxiety.  If needed for a period of over one week, it is good to vary the oils.

Benzoin is a sedative oil that is very helpful where external worries seem to be the root of sleeplessness.

Bergamot is the essential oil of choice where insomnia is linked with depression.

Clary Sage is a very strong relaxant.

Marjoram, Sandalwood, Juniper and Ylang Ylang are other really good choices.

Any of the above- mentioned essential oils can be mixed together, so feel free to experiment until you find the ones that are most pleasing and effective for you.

Six drops of any of these oils added to a warm (not too hot) bath will scent the water and help you to relax.  Furthermore, putting 3 drops on a tissue and placing it in between the pillow and pillowcase has also proven to be effective.

Very often, simple physical reasons can be the cause of insomnia such as lack of exercise, unsuitable diet or consuming stimulating drinks such as tea, coffee or cola late in the day.  Not to mention, an uncomfortable mattress could also be the problem.

Yoga, meditation, and deep breathing techniques are often helpful.  You may even want to try an aromatherapy massage.  Therapeutic touch combined with the use of calming essential oils usually results in deep relaxation and in turn aids those who suffer from lack of sleep.