Lavender and Jasmine – Nature’s Sleep Aids


Sleep. Do you get enough of it? Do you know anyone who does? Would you believe that Lavender and Jasmine, those pretty plants out in the field behind your house, can help you get a good night’s sleep when prepared and used correctly? This is surely a better way to go than the use of sleeping pills or drinking yourself into oblivion each night.

Well, researchers have proven that these organic plant compounds can help you get a good night’s sleep. In 2005, research published in the journal Chronobiology International stated that Lavender essential oil, inhaled at bedtime and during the night, relaxes you and has a mild sedative effect, making it easier to fall asleep and promoting deeper sleep. The results of the study showed that when people inhaled the scent of Lavender during the night:

Spent more of their sleeping time in the restful deeper stage of sleep
Decreased the amount of time they spent in Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep
Reported feeling more energetic in the morning

When compared to the results of inhaling an inert substance (distilled water vapor). In short, when men and women were exposed to Lavender oil at bedtime, they slept better and felt reported feeling more vigorous the next morning.

These results are similar to those in a 2002 study, where people inhaled Jasmine as they slept, making the combination of the two doubly promising as a way to help you get a deep, restful sleep without having to resort to potentially dangerous or addictive sleeping pills.

Would you like to experience the sleep-enhancing benefits of Lavender and Jasmine? Well, one easy way to do it would be to apply Lavender and Jasmine essential oils to your chest or shoulders before you go to bed. Simply applying a few drops would allow let you benefit throughout the night, helping you sleep better with little trouble or bother.

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