Here are some good questions to determine if you have problems with sleep. Do you have trouble falling asleep, or trouble staying asleep? Do you snore loudly or hold your breath at night? Do you wake up tired in the morning? Are you tired, listliss and not at your best during the day?
If you answer “Yes” to any of these questions, you may, indeed, have a sleep disorder.
Perhaps you, like 40% of others with insomnia, have have taken some over-the-counter sleep medications or used alcohol to help you get a good night’s sleep. Or, like 10% of those with severe insomnia, you may have used prescription medications.
But, people are starting to understand that most medications have unwanted side effects. And they are seeking more natural solutions for their sleep difficulties. So, many people are looking to natural, organic botanicals. These are plant extracts that are helpful to the plant and therapeutic to humans.
Essential Oils for Better Sleep
Some of the most popular natural plant extracts to help with sleep are essential oils. These essential oils are concentrated extracts from plants that are both fragrant and have a calming, relaxing effect that can help you get to sleep and stay asleep.
It’s true that some people think using essential oils is merely pseudoscience or, at best, wishful thinking. But, plenty of clinical trials have shown that some essential oils help you fall asleep faster and sleep longer. They have significant benefits for people with sleep difficulties.
For example, one clinical trial showed that breathing the vapors of rose or valerian essential oil significantly lengthened sleep time. But, breathing vapors of lemon essential oil significantly shortened sleep time.
Do your own research to find natural, organic ways to help you sleep better and