Had To Do Logic Puzzles To Calm My Mind For Sleep
Author: MacKenzie S.
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Testimonial ID: 10482-OR
Scientific Studies: 9
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I have trouble sleeping. I always have. Getting five hours of sleep was good for me. Before I could go to sleep, I'd have to do crypto quips or logic puzzles so my mind would calm down.
Then I was in a car accident, and, as a result from a head injury, I now have epilepsy. So not only do I have trouble getting to sleep, but I have trouble sleeping well because of my neck/back injury. If I don't rest/sleep well, it spirals downward the next day because of seizure susceptibility.
Lavender, Peace & Calming, and Purification essential oils all seem to help with sleep. But RutaVaLa Roll-On is the one that does the trick for me.
I admit that my dog, my kids, and my husband all lovingly complain about the "stench" of RutaVaLa. Any of you who have tried it know that it stinks so bad that it could run your dog off. In fact, my dog high-tails it when I pull it out! LOL.
I generally apply RutaVaLa on the soles of my feet as I climb into bed. I put my feet together and drop 1-2 drops on the ball joint area near the toes and rub my feet together so I don't have to get it on my hands.
Fortunately, the smell is SLOWLY starting not to bother me as much. I have been using it now for several months. If I don't use it, I don't rest well.
My husband, blessedly, already believes in essential oils, and my kids do too. And for the last two nights, my husband has asked for me to put RutaVaLa on his feet at bedtime too. He has gotten up both mornings and said how much better he slept and rested! Praise the Lord for good rest... and yay for RutaVaLa!
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: restful, wake, wakeful, waking, insomnia, insomniac, sleeplessness, wakefulness, sleepless.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"We report on a patient whose severe post-ECT headaches responded completely to methyl salicylate [wintergreen] ointment, applied to the area of his temporalis and masseter muscles. Topical methyl salicylate is generally well tolerated and may be a viable option for some patients with post-ECT headache."||Link|
|2.||"Researchers... suggest making anticonvulsants based on pinene amino acids [found in pine, other conifers, cannabis, and other plants].... Amino ester of an amino acid, belonging to alpha-pinenes, showed great anticonvulsant activity... compared to Phenobarbital, a common anticonvulsant agent.... [S]cientists... suggest this derivative becoming the basic substance for development of new almost non-toxic anticonvulsant agents, thus making life of epilepsy patients easier."||Link|
|3.||"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|
|4.||"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|
|5.||"Women [with insomnia] receiving aromatherapy experienced a significant improvement in sleep quality after intervention."||Link|
|6.||Valerian improves the sleep of insomniacs after benzodiazepine (tranquilizer) withdrawal. "Valerian subjects reported significantly better subjective sleep quality than placebo ones...."||Link|
|7.||"[T]he lavender fragrance had a beneficial effect on insomnia and depression in women college students."||Link|
|8.||"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|
|9.||"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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