“To sleep, perchance to dream….”William Shakespeare’s Hamlet
Although we all do it daily, surprisingly, we’re still learning much about how important sleep is to our overall health and wellbeing. A variety of sleep studies have now confirmed that an adequate amount of sleep not only helps your mood, but it impacts your health, daily functions, and even our lifespan much more than previously known.*
Ways to Use Essential Oils for Sleep
Applying them topically on the bottoms of the feet, or diffusing them nearby, is a good habit to maintain before you lay your head on your pillow. Research as shown that the bottom of the feet is an effective pathway to the bloodstream. Other suggested areas for topical application are pulse points, temples, the back of the neck and the boney area behind the ears.*
A recommended dōTERRA® essential oil blend that opens air passages to support better breathing at night, which may help you get better rest, is the Breathe Blend, which can be diffused on your night stand, or a drop can simply be applied topically below the nose.