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Say Goodbye to Sleepless Nights! 10 Essential Oils That Help You Sleep Soundly.

Say Goodbye to Sleepless Nights! 10 Essential Oils That Help You Sleep Soundly.

I can vividly recall all those sleepless nights where I was unable to sleep due to pressure from the work, family and a general deterioration in health. Sleep is an important part of our health mechanism but most of us find it extremely difficult to sleep due to stress and pressures of the life.

Long commute times, eating and drinking late in the night, consuming caffeine, failing to deliver on time and thinking about our next meeting are all the factors most of us face every day.

The result of this stress is lack of sleep or quality sleep.

Not being able to fall asleep leads to increased stress levels and bad moods. Taking medication for sleep comes with its own share of side effects.

So, if you’re looking for a healthy way of promoting sleep you should opt for essential oils.

When all else methods fail to help you have a good sleep, try essential oils.

My own personal experience with lack of sleep pushed me to research and find new ways of hacking the sleep. I read almost every good quality book on how to hack the sleep and get sufficient and refreshing sleep during the night.

I tried from meditation, hypnosis, using special sleep curtains to darkening rooms to pitch black. Though almost every method worked but what I found more refreshing and relaxing was the use of oils for sleep.

So if you do not want to use any medication, listen to hours of sleep music, here are some tips for you to use some essential oils for having a good quality sleep:

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Let’s get your bedroom ready for a good quality sleep!

Before using any oil, it is important to find a best oil essential oil diffuser.[1]

Setting up the environment through a good quality essential oil diffuser is important because it can detox the room environment and add more aroma and fragrance to the overall ambiance of your room.

Apart from having installed an oil diffuser, you must also make sure your room is darkened sufficiently. Shut off all lights and put your mobile phone on airplane mode as radiations from the cellphone signals can interfere with the sleep.

Lavender Essential Oil

    Lavender is known to help release tension from the body and relax muscles. Studies from the University of Southampton (UK) revealed that people who used lavender slept 20% better than the study’s placebo group.

    Valerian Essential Oil

      While the smell of Valerian isn’t the most appealing, this essential oil does wonders to help you relax and give rise to a sense of peace. You can try to mask the smell by trying out different blends.

      Neroli Essential Oil

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        Neroli or orange blossom is another great essential oil for you to use. You’ll also find it as a component in various perfumes. It’s used to treat people experiencing hypertension.

        Vetiver Essential Oil

          If you’re into earthy smells, then vetiver is for you. It can effectively treat sleep problems that occur due to hormonal stress.

          Clary Sage Essential Oil

            Another essential oil with a comforting scent, the nutty aroma of clary sage is another stress reliever that promotes healthy sleep.

            Roman Chamomile Essential Oil

              Chamomile has a lot of variety out there so make sure you get the roman one. It has been used to make a relaxing cup tea as well as to promote sleep.

              Patchouli Essential Oil

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                The fragrant smell of patchouli essential oil makes it one of the best options to choose when searching for a sleep-promoting agent.

                Cedarwood Essential Oil

                  Cedarwood essential oil is perfect for people who find relaxation in the earthy fresh smell of cedarwood.

                  Sandalwood Essential Oil

                    While finding high quality sandalwood essential oil might be tough, it can help treat insomnia.

                    Marjoram Essential Oil

                      This essential oil can prevent you from tossing and turning while in bed and help relax your body for better sleep.

                      Pick your favorite fragrance and use the essential oils in your way

                      Essential oils can be used with a diffuser. Make sure to diffuse oils at least thirty or sixty minutes before going to bed.

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                      However, if you don’t happen to have a diffuser, you should take a drop or two in your palm, give your hands a quick rub, and then use your hands to rub your neck, shoulders, feet (make sure to rub under them), and even your stomach.

                      You can also mix in a bit of coconut oil to act as a carrier to help the essential oil spread.

                      Another way for you to use essential oils is by mixing a few drops (3-6) of the oil with baking soda or Epsom salt in a bathtub filled with hot water.

                      Soak in it for at least half an hour before going to sleep.

                      One thing you must ensure that there is no pimple inside nose as it will block your ability to smell the fragrance of the oil.[2] Get it removed before trying any of the above mentioned oils.

                      Feel free to test the essential oils that work best for you and turn your life for the better due to good sleep.

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                      Last Updated on December 2, 2018

                      How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

                      How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

                      Ebb and flow. Contraction and expansion. Highs and lows. It’s all about the cycles of life.

                      The entire course of our life follows this up and down pattern of more and then less. Our days flow this way, each following a pattern of more energy, then less energy, more creativity and periods of greater focus bookended by moments of low energy when we cringe at the thought of one more meeting, one more call, one more sentence.

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                      The key is in understanding how to use the cycles of ebb and flow to our advantage. The ability to harness these fluctuations, understand how they affect our productivity and mood and then apply that knowledge as a tool to improve our lives is a valuable strategy that few individuals or corporations have mastered.

                      Here are a few simple steps to start using this strategy today:

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                      Review Your Past Flow

                      Take just a few minutes to look back at how your days and weeks have been unfolding. What time of the day are you the most focused? Do you prefer to be more social at certain times of the day? Do you have difficulty concentrating after lunch or are you energized? Are there days when you can’t seem to sit still at your desk and others when you could work on the same project for hours?

                      Do you see a pattern starting to emerge? Eventually you will discover a sort of map or schedule that charts your individual productivity levels during a given day or week.  That’s the first step. You’ll use this information to plan your days going forward.

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                      Schedule According to Your Flow Pattern

                      Look at the types of things you do each day…each week. What can you move around so that it’s a better fit for you? Can you suggest to your team that you schedule meetings for late morning if you can’t stand to be social first thing? Can you schedule detailed project work or highly creative tasks, like writing or designing when you are best able to focus? How about making sales calls or client meetings on days when you are the most social and leaving billing or reports until another time when you are able to close your door and do repetitive tasks.

                      Keep in mind that everyone is different and some things are out of our control. Do what you can. You might be surprised at just how flexible clients and managers can be when they understand that improving your productivity will result in better outcomes for them.

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                      Account for Big Picture Fluctuations

                      Look at the bigger picture. Consider what happens during different months or times during the year. Think about what is going on in the other parts of your life. When is the best time for you to take on a new project, role or responsibility? Take into account other commitments that zap your energy. Do you have a sick parent, a spouse who travels all the time or young children who demand all of your available time and energy?

                      We all know people who ignore all of this advice and yet seem to prosper and achieve wonderful success anyway, but they are usually the exception, not the rule. For most of us, this habitual tendency to force our bodies and our brains into patterns of working that undermine our productivity result in achieving less than desired results and adding more stress to our already overburdened lives.

                      Why not follow the ebb and flow of your life instead of fighting against it?

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