The Best Essential Oils to Overcome Your Sleepless Nights

Inside: Are you dealing with sleeping problems? Learn how to overcome and find peaceful sleep and relaxation with the use of quality, essential oils. Tips for what oils work and what you can do to start sleeping better.

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It was 2:30 a.m., and I was again staring at the clock. The house was silent as it should be with everyone on dreamland, except for me.

I got up to use the bathroom and returned to bed praying that I would fall back asleep.

You see, this wasn’t the first night that dreamland evicted me.

It had become a regular visitor.

The next day, I would be plagued with fatigue, low motivation, and the desire to get into bed often, but with a preschooler, it meant I’d need to stay awake.

In the past when I’d suffer from insomnia, I’d try over the counter sleep aids, but they never seemed to make a difference.

The awake nights would still plague me, so I’d resort to calling my doctor for help.

Once I exhausted the usual medications found in the local pharmacy, a stronger prescription would be called in for me.

The problem was, I developed a bad side effect from the prescription sleep meds and had to go off of them.

Besides in my gut, I knew any type of sleep med was just meant for the short-term time frame.

I know I needed to find something better and long-term.

Sleep Begins with Life Style

When we’re kids, we can usually fall asleep anywhere. I remember sleeping on the hard floor like it was nothing.

I didn’t wake up at night, and if I did, I fell back to sleep quickly. Sleeping in on the weekends or till noon had no effect on my sleep patterns.

Sleep problems didn’t really start until my mid-thirties.

My sleep woes could be traced to hormonal imbalances. More about that in another post.

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to the conclusion that getting good, quality sleep is a lifestyle.

So many of us have the mindset that we don’t need to prepare our bodies for sleep.

Promoting Good Sleep

The truth is what we do during the day has a direct effect on our sleep:

  • How much sunlight we are exposed to
  • The amount of caffeine which is so hard when we need to stay awake
  • Bluelights from technology
  • Lack of exercise
  • Eating too late at night
  • Stress levels
  • (other conditions that you might suffer from)

As I said above, my default reaction in the past was to ask my doctor for a prescription.

At the beginning, it did help me sleep better, but every morning I felt like a zombie. After being on the medication for a few days, I had side effects which caused more issues than I wanted.

The Benefit of Essential Oils

Can I be honest?

When someone suggested essential oils as a possible solution to my sleep woes, I was a little skeptical. I mean many say this is just snake oil. (click to tweet)

However, my desire for sleep pushed me into trying anything.

The first thing I learned is that the quality of the oil matters.

In the beginning, I thought this was a sales tactic to buy more expensive oils so I researched it.

Can I disclose that I am a green personality? (I did the free test)

This means I research everything before I do anything.

And yes, I fall into paralysis by analysis many times. So glad I have a God that I can draw closer to in prayer because I ask for direction when my analysis tries to take over.

After researching, I sometimes (but should every time) seek God’s direction to lead me to what will heal me or guide me to make wise decisions.

Quality matters because we want to make sure that any money we spend is going towards helping with our specific needs.

My need was sleep, so I wanted to make sure I was getting something that was actually going to help me sleep.

Another thing to remember is many oils are sprayed with pesticides and distilled with chemicals.

Many of the problems we are dealing with in regards to stress can be traced back to toxins and chemical exposure to our body systems.

The last thing we want is to add more harmful products to our bodies.

Unbalanced Body Equals Problematic Sleep

Let me stop right here and say the reason for lack of sleep is that some system in our body is unbalanced.

A balanced body will find the rest it needs; sleep will be deep, and we will awaken feeling good and rested.

Essential oils help our bodies find balance.

If an oil doesn’t help, it might take a few weeks, or it might not be the oil your body needs.

Lavender helps a lot of people sleep, but it wasn’t strong enough to help me find peaceful sleep.

I use Lavender in tandem with other oils, but it helps my kids sleep!

Through trial and error, I found the oils that help me find peaceful sleep most nights.

Now during that time of the month, it’s hit or miss and understanding this and making acceptance of it has been helpful overcoming those nights where sleep doesn’t come.

Sleep and Essential Oils

The oils I use to help me find restful, more peaceful sleep:

  • Peace and Calming
  • RutaVaLa
  • Cedarwood
  • Vetiver

During that time of month, I also might incorporate Sleepessence or Immunpro

The truth of the matter is the best practice to put our hearts and mind at ease is through prayer. (click to tweet)

We can ask God to bless our sleep, help us relax, and recover through sleep to begin tomorrow awake and ready to meet the demands of the day by keeping our center on Him and His plans for our day.

If you want to learn more about the products I’m using to get better sleep and a healthier body.

Alaska Bear Natural Silk Sleep Mask, Blindfold, Super Smooth Eye Mask (One Strap)Alaska Bear Natural Silk Sleep Mask, Blindfold, Super Smooth Eye Mask (One Strap)Alaska Bear Natural Silk Sleep Mask, Blindfold, Super Smooth Eye Mask (One Strap)Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock with Colored Sunrise Simulation and Sunset Fading Night Light, White (HF3520)Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock with Colored Sunrise Simulation and Sunset Fading Night Light, White (HF3520)Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock with Colored Sunrise Simulation and Sunset Fading Night Light, White (HF3520)Big Red Rooster White Noise Machine | Sound Machine For Sleeping & Relaxation | 6 Natural and Soothing Sounds | Plug In Or Battery Powered | Portable Sleep Sound Therapy for Home, Office or TravelBig Red Rooster White Noise Machine | Sound Machine For Sleeping & Relaxation | 6 Natural and Soothing Sounds | Plug In Or Battery Powered | Portable Sleep Sound Therapy for Home, Office or TravelBig Red Rooster White Noise Machine | Sound Machine For Sleeping & Relaxation | 6 Natural and Soothing Sounds | Plug In Or Battery Powered | Portable Sleep Sound Therapy for Home, Office or TravelWhite Noise Sound Machine | Portable Sleep Therapy for Home, Office, Baby & Travel | 6 Relaxing & Soothing Nature Sounds, Battery or Adapter Charging Options, Auto-Off Timer | HoMedics Sound SpaWhite Noise Sound Machine | Portable Sleep Therapy for Home, Office, Baby & Travel | 6 Relaxing & Soothing Nature Sounds, Battery or Adapter Charging Options, Auto-Off Timer | HoMedics Sound SpaWhite Noise Sound Machine | Portable Sleep Therapy for Home, Office, Baby & Travel | 6 Relaxing & Soothing Nature Sounds, Battery or Adapter Charging Options, Auto-Off Timer | HoMedics Sound Spa

 

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11 thoughts on “The Best Essential Oils to Overcome Your Sleepless Nights

  1. Thanks for sharing. My best friend was just telling me recently about the power of quality essential oils. I haven’t gotten to using specific oils consistently, but I wholeheartedly believe that they help over time. Pinning this so I can use some of these combinations in the not so distant future.

  2. Thank you. I have wrestled insomnia from youth and it’s been out of control lately. My sleep hygiene is pretty good, but the only essential oil I’ve ever tried was lavender. I have a friend who sells doTerra;will definitely research this more.

  3. I have used lavender before. It really worked. Thank you for the info concerning the oils.

    I didn’t know that some are sprayed with pesticides and chemicals. It definitely pays to research and ensure we are purchasing quality.

    One thing that you mention is our bodies can be unbalanced. I know this to be true. My vitamin D and B12 levels were low; once I started taking the vitamin supplements it was incredible how this one change helped me sleep!

  4. I exercise regularly, walk outside in the afternoon, don’t drink caffeinated beverages after 2 pm at the latest. I avoid alcohol, use lavender oil in my diffuser, have all my screens set to go to dim yellow lighting in the early evening, dim the house lights, wear a sleep mask, have on white noise, follow the same evening routine, and take melatonin. All of this helps. Prayer is most significant. Only the Lord can grant what we can’t control or achieve through all our efforts. We take sleep for granted when we’re young, but insomnia seems to catch up with a significant percentage of women through the years.

  5. This sounds really neat! I’ve started using essential oils (lemon and peppermint) at the office, and I’ve found they really help. I don’t doubt they help with sleep issues, too!

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