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Sleeping Pills & Melatonin Did Not Help Me


Author: Debbie L.
Date: 05-05-2016
Views: 2,820
Word Count: 137
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10965-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 7

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For the past 5 years I have been unable to sleep. I have tried sleeping pills and melatonin with very little success except for weird dreams.

I started by trying some therapeutic grade essential oils that came highly recommended. First I experimented with Lavender oil but, unfortunately, very little success.

Now I add a drop or two of Cedarwood oil to the Lavender. I mix the oils 50-50 and apply them using a roll on bottle to my feet at bedtime. I am asleep within minutes and sleep like a baby.

Most times if I awake during the night to go to the bathroom I go right back to sleep. If I don't feel like I will immediately go back to sleep, then I reapply the oils to get to sleepy land.

These oils are very essential!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: sleep,insomnia — "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
2.Associated topics: sleep — "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
3.Associated topics: sleep,insomnia — "[T]he lavender fragrance had a beneficial effect on insomnia and depression in women college students."Link
4.Associated topics: sleep,insomnia — "Valerian improves the sleep of insomniacs after benzodiazepine (tranquilizer) withdrawal. Valerian subjects reported significantly better subjective sleep quality than placebo ones...."Link
5.Associated topics: sleep,insomnia — "Women [with insomnia] receiving aromatherapy experienced a significant improvement in sleep quality after intervention."Link
6.Associated topics: sleep — "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.Associated topics: sleep,insomnia — "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

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