Waking At Night And Feeling Unrested At Morning
Author: Amber V.
Word Count: 335
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 10435-OR
Scientific Studies: 7
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I have a friend who recently ordered several Young Living essential oils to deal with various issues. This is her first experience with these oils. One of her main issues is insomnia. She has taken two sleep-aid pills every night for the last 18 years. Even with the sleep-aid pills, there are nights she has trouble sleeping, and some mornings she feels like she never even slept at all.
I instructed her to start out with Peace & Calming essential oil blend and Lavender essential oil. So the first night she used essential oils she rubbed a couple of drops of Peace & Calming on her feet and then swiped her hands across her forehead and pillow. She diffused Lavender at her bedside. She did not take any sleeping pills that first night.
The next day she told me that she started getting drowsy about 10 minutes after applying the oils. She said that she had a tingly feeling that kind of crawled up her body from her toes to her belly. It wasn't a bad feeling. She said it kind of felt like a very deep relaxation sensation. She slept most of the night and only woke once.
The next night she used a little more Peace & Calming and upped the amount of Lavender she diffused, but she still took a sleeping pill. She said she slept so well she was late for work the next morning, but she felt rested!
My friend has resorted back to using the sleeping pills at this time because she is still waking up during the night, but she is only using one instead of the normal two. At this time, she says she is getting a much better night's sleep overall and feels more rested in the mornings than she has felt in years.
I talked with her again last night, and she said she is continuing to experiment with the oils to see what her perfect combination and ratio is. Her goal is to eventually get off the pills completely.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: insomnia, insomniac, sleep, sleeping, sleepless, sleeplessness, wakeful, wakefulness.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"Women [with insomnia] receiving aromatherapy experienced a significant improvement in sleep quality after intervention."||Link|
|2.||Valerian improves the sleep of insomniacs after benzodiazepine (tranquilizer) withdrawal. "Valerian subjects reported significantly better subjective sleep quality than placebo ones...."||Link|
|3.||"[T]he lavender fragrance had a beneficial effect on insomnia and depression in women college students."||Link|
|4.||"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|
|5.||"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|
|6.||"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|
|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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