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Use Of Lavender Oil Improving Sleep


Author: Khadijah Jean P.
Date: 05-13-2010
Views: 3,523
Word Count: 137
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 4313-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I have a problem getting more than four or five hours of sleep on any night. So I asked the two people who encouraged me to purchase Young Living Essential Oils if they had any suggestions and they suggested using Lavender oil.

One of them encouraged me to rub a small amount of Lavender oil on my big toes at night before I went to bed and I was amazed to discover that I slept like a baby the first two nights I used the oil. It doesn't work if I use it too often (I have to take a break) but more often than not it works like a charm. I highly recommend it for anyone who has trouble falling asleep or has a difficult time getting a good's night sleep.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: sleep,insomnia-/-sleeplessness — "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-/-sleeplessness — "[T]he lavender fragrance had a beneficial effect on insomnia and depression in women college students."Link
4.Associated topics: sleep,insomnia-/-sleeplessness — "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-/-sleeplessness — "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-/-sleeplessness — "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
8.Associated topics: insomnia-/-sleeplessness — "...its flowers and leaves are the most used parts in the treatment of health disorders such as allergies, colds, cough, skin, liver and gallbladder disorders, inflammation, infections and sleeplessness... In vitro studies characterized Helichrysum as an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agent. Its flavonoids and terpenes were effective against bacteria (e.g. Staphylococcus aureus), its acetophenones, phloroglucinols and terpenoids displayed antifungal action against Candida albicans and its flavonoids and phloroglucinols inhibited HSV and HIV, respectively.... Regarding Helichrysum italicum in vivo activity, the highlight goes to ...the anti-inflammatory properties exhibited by its flavonoids, acetophenones and phloroglucinols, as seen in animal models."Link

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