Research suggests that there are certain scents, derived from the essential oils of plants, that may be particularly effective for reducing stress and anxiety.
Toast in bed is one of the worst ideas... because of The CRUMBS, not to mention you could attract ants into bed. But that's what the perfume is for, to disguise the toast!
We made a funny 😂... but seriously here are 5 fragrances for a great snooze party:
Vanilla is a potent relaxer – people who smelled vanilla while completing a stress test had more stable heart rates and better blood pressure readings than those in an unscented room.
Jasmine will knock you right out… people who inhaled the scent while they slept experienced greater sleep efficiency, less movement during slumber, and overall better quality sleep.
Lavender has been used to suppress anxiety for a very long time. Its scent slows down the nervous system, relaxing the body and mind for soothing sleep.
Valerian may further aid sin helping you sleep – in a study, rats who sniffed the pungent herb fell asleep faster and slept longer than those who didn’t. However, valerian’s odor isn’t necessarily the most pleasant. You can try roses for a similar outcome.
Any fragrance that makes you happy can promote sleep - because your olfactory system is directly linked to the emotional center in your brain, when you sniff something that brings back a good memory or makes you feel excited your body releases feel-good, relaxing chemicals for great sleep.
There are many easy ways to incorporate your favorite fragrances into your space – such as fragrant candles, gently misting your pillow with fragrance oils, or a scented handkerchief underneath your pillow.
Our personal favorite is lavender-infused massage oil – it offers great sleep promoting effects and feels amazing!