Dr MB’s SLEEP
Nearly half of us are getting just six hours sleep or less a night. And an alarming four out of five people complain of disturbed or inadequate – or ‘toxic’ – sleep. Our Sleep Essential Oil contains three oils which are proven to help relax and quieten your brain, finally getting a good night’s sleep.
Lavender – Lavender has been shown to decrease heart rate and blood pressure, putting you in a more relaxed state. In one study, researchers monitored the brain waves of subjects at night and found that those who sniffed lavender before bed had more deep sleep and felt more vigorous in the morning. Researchers found that lavender increased slow-wave sleep, the very deep slumber in which the heartbeat slows and muscles relax. During this phase, the brain is thought to organise memory, as well.
Ylang Ylang – Springing from the branches of the Cananga tree, native to Indonesia, ylang-ylang flowers produce an oil that is effective in reducing hypertension because of its sedative effects. Not only can it help you fall asleep faster, but a little aromatherapy with this oil can also alleviate stress and anxiety. On top of that, ylang-ylang also has a gorgeous scent, a light floral aroma that works wonderfully as a perfume or natural air freshener.
Camomile – Camomile is a popular choice to treat insomnia. This is an ancient herb that contains therapeutic properties that act as a sedative and help to relax the mind and body. Roman camomile essential oil is recommended for the treatment of stress, insomnia, and nervous tension, which will all help you prepare to fall asleep. Roman camomile has a sweet and comforting scent that can be used as an effective sleep aid. Research also reports that Roman chamomile can help treat hysteria and lessen the frequency of nightmares.