PERFUME AS A SLEEP BOOSTER
Ever tried applying perfume before going to sleep? Not only makes a fragrance you float in a delicious cloud of scents, it also has a great advantage for your precious night’s sleep!
For centuries we have used scents to improve our sleep. For example, in ancient Egypt people burnt kyphi, a mixture that is similar to incense. This mixture was created from wine, honey, and raisins – among other things – to induce sleep with vivid dreams. Nowadays several studies show that scent has the power to affect your mood, relax muscles, and reduce stress. Exactly the factors you need for a better night’s sleep. But which scents are best to wear when going to bed?
VANILLA AND WHITE FLOWERS
According to perfumer Paolo Terenzi from the brand Tiziana Terenzi, vanilla scents can help you sleep more peacefully and wake up fully rested. He also adds that tones of white flowers, such as jasmine, ylang-ylang, and magnolia can have a good influence on your sleep. These fragrance notes improve your sleep efficiency, so you can get the most out of your sleeping time!
Lavender is a well-known ingredient that has been used for over hundreds of years. Research studies have shown that the scent of lavender actually improves your sleep, as it calms your heart rate and blood pressure, it uplifts your mood, and reduces stress and anxiety. So whenever you’ve had a stressful day, a fragrance with lavender is the perfect choice to hug you to sleep.
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BERGAMOT, SAGE, AND ROMAN CHAMOMILE
If you’re having trouble falling asleep, certified aromatherapist Rachel Beider recommends the ingredients bergamot, sage, and Roman chamomile. Bergamot is known to lower your blood pressure and heart rate – reducing any feelings of anxiety. Sage is an antispasmodic which can reduce restlessness and Roman chamomile is soothing and calming. Promising ingredients to help you sleep peacefully, don’t you think?