Sleep is as important for our health and wellbeing as eating, drinking and breathing. It enhances our body’s ability to recover and repair itself, allowing our brains to shut down and consolidate the enormous amount of information processed every day. We should spend approximately a third of our lives sleeping, so not getting enough sleep has the same impact on our bodies as eating poor-quality food. Discover how to use essential oils to get a better-quality sleep.
Essential oils are a highly concentrated natural oil, traditionally extracted from a plant via distillation. This highly concentrated version has the characteristic fragrance and healing properties of the parent plant. Essential oils have been used as a core part of medicine since ancient times and have been adopted by modern science as a more natural, holistic approach to wellbeing and mental health. According to the Mental Health Foundation’s sleep report, up to one third of the population suffers from insomnia, which directly impacts our mental health, concentration, mood and our relationships. So let’s take control of the most comfortable third of our lives and boost our roost with oils designed to reduce insomnia, anxiety and clear our airways. Even snoring can be improved!
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