Can Lavender Essential Oil Help You Sleep Better?

Guest post by Chad Pegura. 

Getting a full, restful night’s sleep is one of the healthiest things you can do for your body and mind.

Sleep is when your body recovers from a long day of activities. It strengthens your immune system, and recharges your energy.

Unfortunately, many people don't get enough sleep every night.

Some struggle with insomnia and have difficulty calming their minds. Others wake up multiple times through the night or never reach REM.

In these cases, people can end up experiencing the negative side effects of sleep deprivation.

Rather than going night after night without quality sleep, consider the powerful benefits of lavender essential oil.

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People have used essential oils for thousands of years for their healing properties.

Though not a substitute for traditional medicine, essential oils can be incredibly useful to support a healthy lifestyle, promote healing, and create a sense of calm.

For centuries, people have used lavender for its anti-anxiety, antidepressant, and analgesic.

Research has shown that lavender oil modulates GABAergic neurotransmissions and enhances the inhibitory tone of the nervous system.

This basically means that the atomic components of lavender work with our brain chemistry to promote a sense of calm, well-being, and relaxation.

Choosing the Right Essential Oil for Insomnia

Lavender oil is a fantastic sleep aid.

When used correctly, it can promote a sense of calm so you can fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and get a full night’s sleep without waking up multiple times.

In order to get these benefits, you need to start with a pure organic lavender essential oil. Some of the oils on the market are blends that use carrier oils or are simply fragrance oils.

These oils don't have the chemical properties needed to get the health benefits of pure lavender oil.

The lavender essential oil from Organic Aromas is 100% pure, so you can use it to promote a good night’s sleep.

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Getting a Better Night’s Sleep with Lavender Oil

The best way to use lavender essential oil to get a good night’s sleep is by using an essential oil diffuser.

Diffusion disperses the oil into the air, allowing you to slowly breathe the oil in. Once in your system, the lavender oil helps to relax your mind and body.

A great option for an effective diffuser is a Nebulizing Diffuser® by Organic Aromas®.

Nebulizers can diffuse pure essential oils without diluting them with water giving your body the maximum benefits.

Nebulizing diffusers also don’t use heat, which can alter the chemical properties of the essential oil making them less effective.

Another positive reason for using a nebulizing diffuser is they're made of wood and glass. That means the essential oil never comes into contact with any harmful plastics.

Before You Drift Off...

If you're struggling with sleep, a great option is to try diffusing pure lavender essential oil. The properties of lavender essential oil help promote relaxation and aid in sleep.

Just make sure you use essential oils that are 100% pure in a nebulizing diffuser, and you can go wrong! 

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Chad pegura

Chad Pegura is a writer for Organic Aromas, a health and wellness website that shares the power of aromatherapy through its Nebulizing Diffusers® that use only pure essential oils.

About the author


Hi, I’m Katie. I’m the head content manager here at When I’m not working on the site or writing about health and wellness I can be found exploring the world, trail running, trying out new plant-based recipes, experimenting with making my own natural cosmetics, or reading a good book. I learn something new every day whilst reading the contributions to this blog, so I hope you’ll join me on the journey to enjoying top-to-toe health and getting the best night’s sleep possible, leaving you bursting with energy.

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