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Sleeping Soundly Without Constantly Waking Up

Author: Tara S.
Date: 01-12-2015
Views: 3,628
Word Count: 177
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 10401-OR
Scientific Studies: 7

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I have struggled for many years with sleep. I tend to fall asleep fine, but I don't sleep soundly. I never reach a deep, restful sleep because I wake up constantly. Also, even though I tend to fall asleep easily when I first go to bed, many times once I wake up during the night, I cannot go back to sleep.

I have used Peace & Calming essential oil blend for about a year either diffused or on my wrists/temples, and it has worked pretty well. However, several weeks ago I ran out of Peace & Calming and had to come up with my own recipe to support my sleep.

The following recipe is what I have been using. Since I have started using it, I have slept like a BABY. Because I have slept so well, I have felt better during the day and have had more energy. I will never be without this stuff!

In a diffuser, add the following:

2 Drops Clary Sage
4 Drops Lavender
4 Drops Bergamot
4 Drops Orange

Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: rest, sleep, restful, sleeping, wakeful, waking, bedtime, insomnia, insomniac, sleepless, sleeplessness, wakefulness.

Supporting Scientific Studies
1."Valerian may be an alternative treatment for the symptom management of [restless legs syndrome] RLS with positive health outcomes and improved quality of life, [including improved sleep quality and decreased daytime sleepiness]."Link
2."This double-blind study suggests a significant reduction in snoring reported by bed partners in a group of snoring volunteers using either an essential oil spray or gargle formulation."Link
3."Women [with insomnia] receiving aromatherapy experienced a significant improvement in sleep quality after intervention."Link
4.Valerian improves the sleep of insomniacs after benzodiazepine (tranquilizer) withdrawal. "Valerian subjects reported significantly better subjective sleep quality than placebo ones...."Link
5."[T]he lavender fragrance had a beneficial effect on insomnia and depression in women college students."Link
6."Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
7."Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link

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