The scent of lavender for a good night's sleep.

23 June, 2014

The scent of lavender for a good night's sleep.

Everyone likes clean-smelling sheets, but did you know that diffusing a certain fragrance in your bedroom can actually help you get a better night's sleep? Diffusion of a lavender fragrance in the bedroom has been shown to have calming effects, and an increase of deep-sleep in men and women. A study by Wesleyan University found that "lavender serves as a mild sedative and has practical applications as a...method for promoting deep sleep".

As part of the study 31 individuals completed 3 consecutive sleep sessions in a laboratory. Each individual received received an intermittent olfactory stimulus of lavender essential oils before sleeping. The lavender increased the deep or slow‐wave sleep in both men and women. As a result of the improved deep sleep, the test subjects reported higher vigor the morning after lavender exposure.

To experience the effect for yourself, try diffusion one of our many lavender essential oils. Lavender Forest is a beautiful blend of lavender and fir needles. Our Serene fragrance is a calming and purifying blend of Lavender and Eucalyptus, or surround yourself with our Tranquility oil, a soothing, peaceful blend of lavender, geranium, redwood, and ylang ylang.

To read the study in full, click here.

To purchase lavender essential oils, please contact your local distributor or visit our web store.