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Insomnia: Researchers Have Proven the Benefits of Aromatherapy

Oct 19, 2007
You toss and turn all night, wondering if you should get a new mattress, if the air conditioning is at the right temperature, or if your jammies are too tight. These could all be problems that you are having that are consistently keeping you up, but did you ever think about what you are smelling right before bedtime?

You may not realize it, but there is so much power in aromatherapy in regards to solving several sleeping problems. The scents that we are inhaling can be tied to a memory or situation from the past, but it also can align with our emotional and behavioral patterns. By breathing in the appropriate scents, we can completely be in tune with our bodies and feel a newfound sense of peace.

The basis of aromatherapy is to stimulate olfactory nerves that connect directly with the brain. When the brain senses that these fragrances are pleasant and appealing, it will provide a direct emotional response. After a short amount of time, the body will feel comfortable enough to unwind and slow down to a truly restful state. This in turn will begin to slow the respirations, which of course makes us drowsy. Now who knew all that could come from inhaling something so great?

Aromatherapy is a safe and highly effective way of calming the body down in order to achieve a full eight hours of sleep. There is nothing intrusive about this method, and it is not addictive like much of what you will find at your local drug store. It is not like you have to have your scents every night, but at the same time, no harm will come to you from breathing in pleasant aromas on a regular basis.

Imagine how different you will feel, night after night, when you do not have to spend countless hours trying to calm down enough to feel like going to sleep. Picture a wonderful morning, where you wake up well-rested and ready to start the day. No longer do you have to drudge through the motions of taking a shower and getting dressed like a zombie. It is amazing how much a good night of sleep can really impact your life, and put you in a much better frame of mind. And it all starts with your nose.

Aromatherapy is a stress-reliever, and a mood enhancer. So the benefits of using this method at night are not only finally being able to feel sleepy. You will certainly awake with a more pleasant outlook, feeling less tense and anxious about the day ahead. While it is certainly not meant to solve every problem, or be the definitive answer for chronic sleeping disorders, it is definitely a wonderful and harmless place to begin on your quest for a restful night.

Experiment with a wide variety of scents out there to find which one provides the most calming and relaxing atmosphere. Every person's body naturally responds to different aromas in different ways, so there is the perfect combination out there for you that will benefit you in the long run.
About the Author
Sherry Harris used to have insomnia. Now she gets a good night sleep with aromatic sleeping mist fragrances. If you are tired of insomnia go to http://www.ScentToSleep.com. Why don't you bookmark the article you are reading right now? You know you will want to find it again soon.
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