Natural Stress Reduction
Research supports the fact that most Americans are suffering from moderate to high-stress levels with 44% reporting that their stress levels have increased over the past 5 years. The most common physical symptoms of stress include mood changes, fatigue, and changes in sleep.
With the increased stressors in our daily routine come mood changes, such as irritability, nervousness, and feelings of sadness. When it comes to needing an emotional boost aromatherapy may be a quick and efficacious way to brighten your mood.
With all the pressures of life these days, more and more of us are suffering from tiredness. This may take the form of physical fatigue, mental exhaustion, or what some even call burn out. Rather than reaching for a sixth cup of coffee, try aromatherapy as a simple tool to help on sluggish days.
Sleep is one of the first things to go when stress levels get high. With up to 30% of Americans suffering from symptoms of sleepless nights, it’s clear that there is a need for something besides a pill to help ease us into sleep. Research supports the use of aromatherapy in helping to improve the quality of sleep, which makes it a wonderful adjunct to the average person’s nighttime ritual. One of the most common essential oils utilized for helping to promote better sleep is Lavender (Lavendula Angustifolia).
With the myriad of distractions in our day to day lives it’s a wonder that we can follow through with any task to its completion. Recent research has shown that our impulse to multi-task and our inability to focus on completing one task at a time actually makes us less productive. While many people reach for stimulants (pharmaceutical or others) to help them concentrate, aromatherapy offers a more safe, natural alternative. And, when used correctly, aromatherapy is far less likely to lead to undesired side effects.