Over the counter medications, prescription sleeping drugs, and even natural herbal remedies may all be on your list of things you have tried or will be trying for your insomnia. This is especially true if you are having long term issues with this sleeping illness. One thing you may not have thought about is the use of essential oils in your insomnia treatment plan. Here are a few of the less common essential oils that may help you with your insomnia and how you can use them.
Vetiver Essential OIl
Vetiver is a plant that has been used as a medicinal option in eastern medicine for hundreds of years. The plant is generally used for calming the mind, helping with ADHD issues, and providing and uplifting feeling through a natural method. You can get this same benefit as part of a treatment plan for your insomnia. The most common way to do this is through either topical or diffusion methods. If you are using vetiver topically, you will want to apply one drop to each pulse point on your body. Your pulse will move the skin slightly and release the oil into the air around you. You can also put the oil into a diffuser and get the same benefits.
Bergamot is an essential oil that is specific to the issue of reducing tension in the mind. If you have a high stress job or you have experienced a lot of emotional stress over a short period of time, then this may be the ideal option to help with your temporary insomnia. The best method of using this is either in a tea mix along with something like an earl grey or orange blossom spice tea or you can diffuse it. If you choose to drink it, add two drops to your tea of choice and mix. Make sure the oil is organic and high potency.
Roman chamomile is known for the benefits it offers when you use it in a tea form. It can help calm your mind and your nerves. In some cases, it can help with minor to mild anxiety or depression as well. If you do not like chamomile used in tea, you may be surprised that it can also be used topically. The scent works just as well as the tea on helping your body relax and can be a great addition to your sleep routine.
These essential oils can be used as stand alone options or in combination with other oils. The goal is to make sure you are getting the highest quality oil possible. This means you want to avoid oils that are cut with other oils making them less effective and less potent. The higher the quality, the better the potency, the more likely it is to help you with your insomnia treatment plan.