5 Essential oils that can promote restful sleep

Most of us get up in the morning feeling as if we haven’t slept at all. When we are unable to sleep at night, we feel dull, drowsy, and sleepy during the daytime!

If you are facing these problems frequently, and are deprived of a sound sleep, the results could be disastrous!

The lack of adequate sleep at night could affect your routine life and even reduce your daytime productivity by lowering your ability to focus and stay alert. It can also cause severe mental stress and anxiety and increase your risk of depression!

These are the obvious after-effects of sleep deprivation. Not getting enough sleep can also increase your risk of diabetes, heart attacks, and cancer, create metabolic and hormonal disturbances, and much more.

That is why; it is important to take steps to ensure you get an undisturbed sleep of 8 hours every night.

Fortunately, there are a few essential oils that possess the ability to enhance the quality of your sleep. These oils can induce a deep, restorative sleep and ensure you get up feeling refreshed in the morning.

Let me reveal the amazing sleep-inducing potential of 5 essential oils so that you can enjoy a sound sleep every night and do not develop the complications of insomnia.

Most Effective Essential Oils for A Deep, Restorative Sleep

Lavender Oil

If you are living a stressful and hectic life, there is nothing that can compete with the effectiveness of lavender oil, when it comes to managing insomnia. It is one of the best trouble sleeping remedies for those who experience an inability to sleep due to mental stress.

Let me explain how it works. We all are aware that it is the brain that determines when you should be awake and when you should sleep. We can apply this knowledge to modify the decision-making power of this vital organ. And lavender oils could assist you in this task.

Lavender oil has the ability to produce a mild hypnotic effect on the brain. The soothing fragrance of Lavender oil can calm the nerves and brain. It can bring your mind as well as the whole body into a phase of serenity. This feeling of serenity can induce a state of calmness and relaxation thereby promoting the quality of sleep.

As a result, all the disturbing and stressful thoughts about how your day went and the worries about the next day can take a backseat, while your brain feels sedated, under the effect of the aroma of this oil.

Vetiver Oils

Vetiver oil has an effective natural ability to reduce stress and sleep anxiety. The stress-relieving effects of this oil are so effective that most people feel a unique sense of calmness within their mind and body that seems to integrate with their inner self to entail peace and relaxation.

This would help to prevent any irritating and stressful thoughts hovering in your mind from affecting your sleep and thus, enable you to sleep well. Vetiver oil can establish harmony between your mind, body and soul in a way to allow your inner self to realise the demands of the tired mind and body. This would calm your restless soul, that is still thinking about the events that happened during the day and allow you to enjoy a restful sleep.

Jasmine Oil

Jasmine oil possesses remarkable sleep-promoting properties. It offers natural ways to help you sleep and improve the sleep quality by controlling restlessness. It also creates a sense of calmness.

As an added benefit, this oil may also improve your daytime alertness. This means while it could help you enjoy an undisturbed sleep at night, it would also help you stay more focused and alert during the daytime thus improving your overall productivity.

Sandalwood Oil

Sandalwood oil offers one of the best natural home remedies for sleep. It can soothe your senses and induce deep sleep.

The rich, earthy, and woody fragrance of this oil has benefited even the emperors of ancient times who had to struggle to get any sleep due to the concerns about the welfare of their subjects and the possibility of wars!

The sedative action of sandalwood could reduce your wakefulness and enhance the duration of the deep phase of sleep.

Roman Chamomile Oil

Roman Chamomile oil is revered for its ability to manage sleep conditions. It possesses natural calming, and relaxing properties. The light, floral fragrance of this oil creates a peaceful atmosphere that is needed for you to sleep well.

Additionally, this oil also has the ability to relax your muscles. It could induce a state of relaxation in all the muscle groups of your body thus relieving tension or stiffness that could prevent you from falling asleep.

Spraying this oil in your bedroom a few minutes before sleeping can also help to reduce the duration needed to enter a deep phase of sleep.

Roman Chamomile oil induces a calm state of mind by encouraging the release of chemical neurotransmitters such as serotonin in your brain. Serotonin can regulate your mood, prevent wakefulness and thus, allow you to sleep. 

The simplest way to use these aromatherapy oils is to add a few drops on a small towel and smell it. Simply inhale the aroma by taking deep breaths to allow it to soothe your mind and body.

Alternatively, you could take a bath before sleeping, you may add a few drops of the aromatherapy oil of your choice to the bath water. It can also be used in a calming body massage or in an oil burner and let the aroma slowly infuse into your bedroom.


The information contained in this blog post is intended solely to provide general guidance on matters of interest for the personal use of the reader, who accepts full responsibility for its use. Please consult your physician or other health care professional regarding any treatments for your health issues.

  • March 04, 2019
  • Aruntha Vijay