Pouring essential oil on your bedding isn’t to be advised, so the good people of Scentered have created an easy to use balm. Much like a lip salve, it can be applied to the wrists and temples to be absorbed through the skin. They also make a candle with the same calming fragrance that makes an excellent alternative to bright bathroom lights.
Of the five senses, smell is the most likely to trigger an emotional response. As we inhale through our nose the airborne molecules interact with the olfactory organs rapidly triggering a response in the brain. We experience the effect significantly more quickly than a compound taken orally and without the risks associated with sleeping pills.
It’s also important to recognise that the goal of all sleep remedies is to put our minds at rest, thereby allowing us to succumb to sleep. The routine of lighting a candle or applying a balm before bed can in itself help to make way for nighttime rest.
“I can’t get enough sleep” is not a problem; it is a potential cause (or perhaps the result) of a problem. To clarify your thinking, try to identify the bad outcome ﬁrst; e.g., “I am performing poorly in my job.”