When we are young, we often do not value the necessity of sleep in our day-to-day life. We often put it after our social and work time, and often skim sleep on weekdays and put it for weekends. It is only when we grow up, we realize that it is impossible to function without daily 7-9 hours of sleep. And then as an adult, the responsibilities increase so much that the tension and activities keep us away from sleep.
These days, we read about many sleep aids for us to get our slumber daily without any long-term consequences of sleep deprivation. One of these popular sleep aids is aromatherapy. Though it has been around for many years, it has again gained popularity thanks to emerging products like pillow sprays for better sleep. Let us discuss more on why aromatherapy for sleep is considered so good.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is a comprehensive healing treatment that uses naturally extracted plant components to get health benefits, like oils. It is also known as essential oil therapy. Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to enhance the working of the body, mind, and spirit. It augments both physical and emotional health. Aromatherapy is widely believed to be both an art and a science. Nowadays, aromatherapy has gained more recognition within the fields of science and medicine. The term ‘aromatherapy’ was made up by a French perfumer and chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé in 1937, published in a book written by him on the very subject. He had previously found the healing capabilities of lavender in treating burns.
We have used aromatherapy since time immemorial. Ancient cultures in China, India, Egypt, also had the knowledge of aromatherapy and incorporated aromatic plant components in different things such as resins, balms, and oils. These natural derivatives were used for medical and spiritual purposes. They were known to possess both physiological and psychological benefits. English medicine took prevalence in the 19th century and focused on using chemical drugs. However, the French and German doctors still recognized the role of essential oils and naturally derived components in treating illness.
Can Pillow Sprays Help you Sleep Better?
Various studies have shown that many aromas can create a physiological response that causes our body to produce many hormones- including melatonin, the hormone that is responsible for the promotion of a night of good sleep. Lavender, chamomile, clary sage, mint, and marjoram are some of the melatonin-promoting scents. Numerous studies have been concluded putting lavender’s use as an all-natural sedative. Chamomile, which is often used in sleepytime teas, has been shown to curb anxiety and depression. It has also been asserted that aromatherapy’s benefits can be more psychological. The use of scented sleep pillow sprays before sleep is to trigger a habit. It is an indicator to get your body and brain to associate a specific scent with the process of going to sleep.
Benefits of Using Pillow Sprays?
Acts as an Antimicrobial
One of the well-known benefits of essential oil in pillow sprays is its antimicrobial action. For many years, lavender oil has been used topically to help reduce and fight bacterial and fungal infections. Many studies have been done to establish its medicinal properties. The antimicrobial work of lavender is further augmented when it is combined with other essential oils like clove, tea tree oil, and cinnamon oil for use in infections. Even during covid times, these oils can be necessary to fight infections naturally, and studies for it are underway. The lavender pillow spray is the best product to use for this case.
Lavender oil acts as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent, making it an effective pain reliever for moderate pains. It has many uses including helping with osteoarthritis pain, neck and back pain, period pain, and cramping. Another popular use of lavender oil is in aromatherapy massage. Using the lavender aromatherapy pillow spray will help with headaches and joint pains and give a soothing and calming effect on your sleep as well.
Improves quality of sleep
Mint and lavender essential oils are probably best known for their calming and sleep-inducing effects. They are used in many sleeping aids as well, now including pillow mists. Spraying a few sprays of our lavender Pillow spray or mint-eucalyptus pillow spray to your pillows every evening 10 minutes before bed can aid your sleep.
Helps with anxiety
Additionally to improving sleep quality, lavender can also help decrease anxiety levels. Inhalation of essential oil from the pillow sprays will help decrease the levels of anxiety steadily, and soon it will just become a habit. People who have trouble sleeping on strange beds in hotels and during vacations due to anxiety can also be helped with the use of pillow sprays having essential oils like mint and lavender.
Helps to maintain a sleep cycle
When you start routinely using these essential oil pillow sprays, it will help you to relax and destress. Eventually, it will even become the trigger that lets your body know the bedtime. If you have sleep problems, getting into this routine can mean that it takes a few days or weeks for your body’s circadian rhythms to regularize. As you begin to experience the benefits of better sleep, you will never stay away from using the aromatherapy pillow sprays.
What Livpure has to offer?
What can I spray on my pillow to help me sleep? If you have been asking this question after reading all the benefits of aromatherapy, look no further. Livpure has launched Zen Mist- Bedding Spray to help you sleep better with the aid of aromatherapy. What does the pillow mist do? As you have read them already, our pillow mists come with all the benefits of the essential oils. It is all-natural and non-toxic, human and planet-friendly. It gives respiratory relief and fights insomnia. Available in a pack of two in two different scents- Lavender and Eucalyptus-Peppermint. Just uncap the bottle, spray it on your pillow and bedding a few times, 10 minutes before you hit the pillows, and enjoy its effects.
Explore the benefits of aromatherapy for sleep with the new range of pillow mists from Livpure. While it is made for good sleep, if you like the scent, it can be also used for mattresses, linens, and freshly laundered clothes for a fresh feeling. When you go to sleep smelling nice things and wake up smelling nice, your day will be just as good as you want it to be.