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Aromatherapy Can Help You Get a Good Night's Sleep

Update Date: Dec 28, 2016 02:48 PM EST

A lot of people struggle with getting a good night's sleep. Aromatherapy has been shown to help with insomnia and difficulty sleeping.

Insomnia. Insomnia can affect the quality of your life and can make a big impact on your overall well-being. There are a lot of factors that cause insomnia such as a hectic and busy lifestyle, stress, physical illness, poor eating habits, lack of exercise, depression, and other forms of mental illness.

In the movie 'Fight Club' the unnamed narrator (played by Edward Norton) had a bad case of insomnia which led to a split personality. He ended up having lapses in his memory and he took on another persona, Tyler Durden (played by Brad Pitt).

This often happens to a lot of people who no longer get a restful night's sleep. Their personality changes and they can no longer function regularly during the day.

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils. While aromatherapy cannot cure insomnia or treat its root cause, it can help the insomniac relax and feel calm. This can help the insomniac fall asleep quicker and stay asleep longer.

There are several ways to incorporate aromatherapy into your everyday life to help with insomnia. One of the most potent and purest forms of aromatherapy are essential oils.

Essential oils can be used in several ways. They can be diffused or sprayed, ingested in a vegetable capsule, or applied topically on the skin neat or with a carrier oil.

Some of the best essential oils for sleep are lavender, roman chamomile, cedarwood, and vetiver. These essential oils have different scents but they all trigger a sense of peace and relaxation for most people.

Aromatherapy is not a substitute for medical advice. If insomnia and sleep disorders have gone on for quite some time and continue to bother the person, it would be best to seek professional help.

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