Try­ing to improve your sleep qual­ity? Try in­hal­ing laven­der

Herbs & Superfoods - - Herbs For Sleep & Stress -

Stud­ies show that the scent of laven­der oil can al­ter brain­wave func­tion and pro­duce a re­duc­tion in blood pres­sure, and an improvement in mood and re­laxed men­tal state. That’s good news for in­som­nia suf­fer­ers. A 2010 study of women with in­som­nia showed that 20 min­utes of laven­der in­hala­tion twice weekly for 12 weeks re­duced heart rates and im­proved sleep qual­ity. You can repli­cate these stud­ies at home by us­ing an elec­tric dif­fuser to dis­perse laven­der scent into the air for 20 min­utes be­fore you go to sleep.

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