How To Use Lavender Essential Oil For Sleep

There is nothing better than a good nights’ sleep! There is no doubt that sleep is necessary for your general health and wellbeing. Sleep rejuvenates your system, and plays a critical role in thinking and learning. Lack of sleep can hurt your cognitive processes in many ways. Lack of sleep can impair attention, alertness, concentration, reasoning, and problem solving. It will certainly affect your productivity during the day, which in turn hinders you in achieving your goals.

There are many tips for gaining a good nights’ sleep. We outlined some of them here! But what about Lavender Essential Oil and how does that help you gain a good nights’ sleep?

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Start going to bed at the same time every night so that you develop a pattern. This will allow your body to develop a pattern and your body should then instinctively start the process of unwinding and preparing for sleep.

The best method of using Lavender Essential Oil for sleep is to put two drops on the inside of your wrists and rub your two wrists together. That will allow the oil to be absorbed into your system. You could also inhale deeply through your nose and that will also help relaxation.

You can also use a diffuser to  with the Lavender and let the aroma fill your room.

Another is to have a bath and use the Lavender Essential Oil along with your bath salts.

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You could also try to rub the Lavender Essential Oil on the bottom of your feet. Your feet are a sweet spot for the absorption of the benefits into your system. Some people prefer the feet, and some prefer the wrists. Our favourite? Definitely the wrists! We find that it has better absorption, and is less likely to rub off on your bed covers. Also, it has the benefit of allowing you to inhale the aroma while you relax in bed.

Whatever method you choose, we hope it works!