With the summer heat and early sunrise playing havoc with our sleeping patterns we can feel tired, lousy and irritable in the summer months – despite the bright and beautiful sun. Of course, these aren’t the only side effects of poor sleep; weight gain, ill health and depression can all be caused by not enough kip.
It’s recommended that adults get a minimum of seven hours sleep a night, ideally eight, but anything from hot weather conditions to day-to-day stresses can prevent us getting a good night’s sleep. To remedy this, a lot of today’s insomniacs are turning to natural remedies and sleep aids to help them switch off and drift away at the end of the night. While these products are all-natural and proven to help insomniacs, aromatherapy is perhaps a more gentle and pleasant way to encourage sleep.
Lavender, vanilla, bergamot and sandalwood are some of the best scents to aid sleep. They not only switch off the brain, they also help you to relax – giving way to a more natural form of sleep. The benefit of aromatherapy over more traditional sleep aids is that it gives you the tools to help you to solve any problem yourself. By helping you relax and unwind, the rest comes naturally – which is the best way to be if you want to ensure good quality sleep in the long term.
Other things we suggest you try, while burning your favourite sleepy scents, include:
At Melt, we’ve combined some of our favourite scents to make scented candles that will guarantee a restful night of sleep.
For those of you who need a little helping hand drifting off at night, why not try these secret gems:
What essential oils help you drift off into a deep sleep? Share your favourite sleepy scents in the comments below, or tweet them to us @MeltCandles