Techniques to Use Aromatherapy to Induce Sleep

Most of us suffer from distorted sleep or sleeplessness due to several personal factors ranging from stress at work to finances. Whatever the cause may be, it is necessary to get a few hours of undisturbed sleep at night to ensure good productivity, high energy levels and good health during the following day. While medication is not recommended even by doctors; it is important to induce sleep if it does not come naturally to you. In this case Aromatherapy comes to the rescue.

Essential oils can be used in different ways to help to induce sleep. From adding them to your bath water to drinking them in your tea preparation, they are known to help to induce sleep. Certain aromatic oils are associated with relaxing muscles and reducing stress levels thereby helping to induce sleep and reduce sleeplessness.

Our senses experience a variety of aromas daily; these help to improve some part of our health unknowingly. However, if used with some knowledge, we can help to improve certain definite conditions with the help of these aromas.

Almond oil massages help to improve your sleep patterns. The sweet aroma of the oil when massaged into your temples and forehead or when poured onto your head helps to increase the quality of your sleep.

Oils such as lavender, chamomile, vanilla and rose are known to be relaxants. These oils can be added to a warm bath or burnt in the form of candles and incense sticks. Massage them onto areas of your body that you feel tense in.

If you are stressed out and that is the reason for you tossing and tuning; then you must leave the bed immediately. Warm a cup of milk and add a few drops of almond oil to it. Add honey to sweeten the milk and drink it warm. The oil will soothe your nerves and reduce the muscle tension will the milk will relax your body and helps to induce sleep.