Aromatherapy Pillow Sprays for Better Sleep
Vanilla, sweet orange, lavender… yes these are flavors but did you know they’re used in aromatherapy for better sleep as well? Yes, that’s right. Diffusing essential oils has many benefits that help induce sleep. Using essential oils in aroma sprays and aroma diffusers help enhance our overall wellness.
Research reveals that aromatherapy might have many benefits on our overall health. So, if you’re experiencing sleep disorders, why not give aromatherapy a try?
What is aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is a healing and relaxing method that uses the aroma, usually, from natural sources such as plants, herbs, etc. Aromatherapy uses essential oils to enhance mental and physical health. Aromatherapy is also used for improving sleep.
How does aromatherapy help sleep?
When we smell essential oils and aromatherapy sprays, our brains receive neurochemical signals. The parts of the brain that control emotions and stress response receive signals to relax, which induces sleep. It also eases and relaxes our nerves and hence the body.
Aromatherapy sleep sprays
Sleep sprays have a physiological effect on the mind and the body. They help boost hormones responsible for sound sleep. There are many different kinds of sleep sprays such as lavender, chamomile, jasmine, vanilla, sweet orange, rosemary, etc. Some of these aromas have natural properties that help ease anxiety and stress. Using sleep sprays on pillows also helps build a habit - it makes the brain and body react to a specific aroma with sleeping.
Benefits of using sleep spray
- Helps lower anxiety levels
- Helps calm the mind and the body
- Fights bacteria and fungus
- The anti-inflammatory properties of the oils help reduce pain
- Helps improve the quality of sleep
- Helps build a sleep cycle
- Improves daytime wakefulness
- It helps to transition into sleep faster
Aroma diffuser oil for sleep
There’s another way to make use of aroma oils for sleep - adding oils in an aroma diffuser. What is an aroma diffuser? Aroma diffuser is a device that is used to diffuse the scent of essential oils. An aroma oil diffuser breaks down the oil into molecules and disperses them in the air. Aroma diffuser oils are available in different scents such as lavender, sweet orange, jasmine, vanilla, rosemary, chamomile, etc.
Benefits of using aroma diffuser
- Aroma diffuser fills the environment with the scent of the essential oil
- It creates a calming atmosphere that induces sleep
- Aroma diffusers disseminate scent in the form of clean molecules
- It helps reduce stress and relieve anxiety
- Helps fall asleep quicker
- Helps keep bacteria and mold at bay
Types of aroma spray and diffuser oils
Chamomile: Chamomile contains properties that help balance cortisol levels that are associated with anxiety disorders. Chamomile oil used through sprays and diffusers helps a variety of conditions including sleep disorders.
Lavender: Studies have found that lavender essential oil helps improve sleep quality and increase the time we spend in deep sleep. This helps relieve restlessness and negative emotions. It also helps induce high vigor and wakefulness the next morning.
Vanilla: Vanilla essential oil has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and is known to be an excellent relaxant. It helps relieve tension and calm the mind, helps fall asleep faster and sleep longer.
Sweet orange: Sweet orange essential oil when used as aroma spray on pillows or in an aroma diffuser, helps relieve tension in the mind and the body, treat insomnia and improve the quality of sleep.
Over to you
So what are the different types of aroma sprays and aroma diffuser oils that you would like to try? You can explore a wide range of natural essential oils from Doctor Dreams in spray form and for aroma diffuser.