Are you having trouble sleeping? Today we are faced with so many stressors in our day that it is a no wonder any of us can catch those ZZZZZ’s at night. I personally struggled with the whole peri-menopause thing for years before I was finally able to start sleep through the night. This inhaler played a big part in my ability to hit the hay and fall asleep. Along with the inhaler I also cut down on the caffeine after 3PM and instead started drinking some Insomnia Tea. I think no sleeping has got to be one of the worst forms of torture out there. It is so hard to be your best during the day when you toss and turn at night.
The right essential oils can create a very powerful natural sedative effect and can truly turn your life around. I love using inhalers in my business because they are one of the fastest and most effective ways for essential oils to do there work. When you use an inhaler you basically just place the inhaler up to one nostril and take in a long deep breath, I encourage my clients to count to 5 slowly on each side.What this does is help your body to absorb and utilize the essential oil by giving the essential oil molecules a chance to be absorbed into your bloodstream. Once they are there, they can be delivered throughout the body and to the brain as needed. Here is a little more technical information so you can understand what exactly is happening.
The Olfactory System
The olfactory system includes all physical organs or cells relating to, or contributing to, the sense of smell. When we inhale through the nose, airborne molecules interact with the olfactory organs and, almost immediately, the brain. Molecules inhaled through the nose or mouth are also carried to the lungs and interact with the respiratory system. Thus, inhaled essential oils can affect the body through several systems and pathways. Interaction with the Limbic System (Emotional Brain) During inhalation, odor molecules travel through the nose and affect the brain through a variety of receptor sites, one of which is the limbic system, which is commonly referred to as the “emotional brain.” The limbic system is directly connected to those parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance (Higley & Higley, 1998). This relationship helps explain why smells often trigger emotions. Knowing this, we can hypothesize how inhalation of essential oils can have some very profound physiological and psychological effects!
Can you see why having one of these by your bedside can be a game changer? If you or you know anyone needing a little help to fall and stay asleep ask them to contact me here so I can create a custom aromatherapy inhaler for them ASAP.
You might also want to consider using a diffuser. This one is my favorite. I have 4 in my house 🙂