Lying in bed staring at the ceiling trying to get to sleep is more than just a bummer. It’s a deprivation of much-needed sleep and all the benefits from getting a full night of zzzz’s. The impact lack of sleep has on your mental and physical health can be major. Some of the risks include:
- Lowered immune system
- Lack of alertness and focus, forgetfulness
- Impaired memory
- Loss of libido
- Weight gain
- Increased risk of stress-related disorders such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stomach ulcers, stroke, diabetes, and even cancer
- Aging your skin
A large number of adults suffer from insomnia and many of them take sleeping pills to help them fall asleep and stay asleep. This can lead to dependence, in addition to possible side effects: constipation, diarrhea, dizziness or lightheadedness, headaches, changes in appetite, dry mouth or throat, nausea, stomach pain or tenderness, just to name a few.
A peaceful evening routine helps shake off any tension from the day. Keep your room dark to let the brain know it’s time for sleep. Start your routine at least a half hour before you plan to go to bed.
Let’s Talk About Vitality Extract’s Sweet Dreams Blend
There are a number of essential oils conducive to sleeping, but Vitality Extracts has a special blend just for this purpose called Sweet Dreams. Sweet Dreams is made of a combination of Orange, Juniper Berry, Lavender, German Chamomile, and Coriander Seed.
Orange is another ingredient in this blend and is great for overall health. The calming effects of Juniper Berry combined with Orange help create a relaxing, peaceful night for both your mind and body.
One of the many great qualities in our Sweet Dreams Blend is the presence of German Chamomile Oil, a mild sedative that helps release anxiety. Let go of tension and drift off to dreamland.
Sweet Dreams would not be complete without Lavender, known for its calming, relaxing scent. It’s the go-to essential oil and is one of the most popular essential oils in the world.
While the benefits are many, when it comes to sleep, lavender helps improve the quality of your sleep to the extent that you could use it alone without blending it with other essential oils. It can reduce anxiety and emotional stress, too, helping you to relax into a slumber. Lavender may also heal burns and wounds, restore skin complexion, reduce acne, slow aging with powerful antioxidants, improves eczema and psoriasis, and alleviate headaches.
We added a dose of well-being to this blend with Coriander Essential Oil. The sedative effects of this wonderful oil are perfect for Sweet Dreams. It’s been used for treatment of sleepless nights and like Juniper Berry, can relieve stress. Some have even used it to manage panic attacks.
Ways to incorporate Sweet Dreams into your nightly routine:
- Start with a warm bath. Add six to eight drops of Sweet Dreams essential oil to your water; add Epsom salt to relax your muscles
- Use a diffuser with a few drops of Sweet Dreams
- Mix a few drops with carrier oil and rub onto the bottoms of your feet
- Put a few drops on your pillowcase or on a cotton ball and place under your pillow
- Sprinkle a few drops mixed with carrier oil on your hands, then rub them together while you breathe in the aroma
- Dab essential oil mixed with carrier oil behind your ears
- In a spray bottle, add essential oil to water. Shake it up and spray around your bedroom and on your pillow
Others who have tried Sweet Dreams are getting results:
“I work nights! This product helps me so much. I work nights and sleep during the day. I have been having so much trouble sleeping I was ready to try anything. I bought this and forgot to buy a carrier oil so I just sprinkled it on my pillow. It wasn’t long till I was out. I was using a Fitbit to monitor my sleep and up until I bought this, I was only getting between 3 and 4 hours sleep a day, unless I was off. Then I would sleep the day away and the night, too. I have 3 kids so it is also hard to get sleep because of them. With this product I get rest before they get up and then when they go to bed at night I can rest, too.” – Mandy G.
“Wow, this product is great. I’ve used it for the past week now and slept like a baby and very calmly. I usually wake up from sleep after a few hours, but this helps me sleep through the night for 8 awesome hours of sleep. Thank you very much, Vitality. Your product is wonderful.” – Reyes S.