Young Living Oils Testimonials Summary Sleep Issues
This document shares people’s experiences with Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. More information can be found at : www.oil-testimonials.com/828165. Insomnia Artemis writes: Insomnia is something that so many people suffer from. I’m delighted to say that I’ve found some wonderful support amidst the Young Living product range. Here are some of my favourites (I choose one from this list, rather than trying everything):
A drop of Lavender oil under my nose or on my pillow
A drop of Peace and Calming oil under each foot. Peace and Calming is photosensitive,
so make sure you put it somewhere that won’t be exposed to direct sunlight within 24hours.
A drop of Sandalwood oil on my cheeks (to deepen my breathing and send me into a
A drop of Vetiver oil on the side of my hands, just under my little fingers (rubbed together
A drop of Valerian oil under my nose (when I’m ready to turn the lights out)
A drop of Spikenard on my chest
4 drops of Valerian oil in a vegecap, ingested before going to bed (amazing!!!!). Note
however that I find if I take it for too many days in a row, it eventually keeps me awakerather than putting me to sleep
1 Immupro (works wonders for me in the plane whenever I am on a long international
flight. I wouldn’t be without it on those long haul flights!) or 1 SleepEssence. These twoproducts are available from Young Living in the USA. http://www.talkaboutoils.com/?p=147 Sound night’s sleep Sheila writes: I bought some Sacred Mountain oil from a friend in Queensland and she told me about using it on the soles of the feet. I rubbed 2 to 3 drops on the sole of both of my feet and had the most marvellous relaxed sleep. This was the best sound sleep I had had in a number of years. So now when I am feeling tired and need that “really good” night’s sleep, I rub the oil on both of my feet and it always happens. Young Living Oils Testimonials Summary Artemis writes: There are many oils that I’ve used for accessing a deep night’s sleep, including Valerian and Vetiver, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Peace and Calming, Valor and Lavender. Here is what Gary teaches – whenever we are stressed, we are in “sympathetic override”. This means that our body is responding to the world as if we are in a fight or flight situation. But instead of this being just short-term (in response to a specific threat), many of us live in this state most of our lives, and it affects our sleep, and our ability to regenerate. And there are some oils that are very good at balancing the nervous systems, and enhancing the parasympathetic nervous system, promoting feelings of relaxation and connectedness. My theory is that all the oils that help us to sleep do just this – they pull us out of sympathetic override, so that our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems enter into a state of balance. http://www.talkaboutoils.com/?p=160 Insomnia and Stress Artemis writes: In case you are wondering what else to use Valerian and Vetiver for, I take 4 drops of Valerian oil in a vegetable capsule and ingest it if I have insomnia. I do this right when I am ready to go to sleep, and it works a treat! As for Vetiver – this is my anti-stress oil. I put a drop on the side of my hand, just under the bottom joint of my little finger on each hand. This is an acupuncture point. Then I cup my hands over my mouth and breathe in! I’ll sometimes do this when I’m going to bed, so that I breathe it in throughout the night.
Word of caution – if you are ingesting oil, it’s important to use pure, unadulterated, therapeutic-grade essential oils. I wouldn’t recommend anything other than Young Living for this purpose. When I first began ingesting oils, I started very slowly – 1 drop the first day, 2 drops the secondday, 3 drops the third day. This allowed me to find the right level for my body, and not run into anymajor detox
RutaVala…sleep, breathe, relax Susan writes: I have my own business as a horse-riding instructor, and as a thank you to my students I offer a monthly prize of a Young Living product. Here is some feedback I received from one of my students, Emma, who recently won a bottle of RutaVaLa oil, and previously a packet of Thieves Wipes.
“Just a quick one to give you some feedback on the relaxing oil you gave me. I was feeling like Iwas coming down with a cold last night so I put some on my chest to help clear me up so I couldget to sleep as my nose was a bit blocked, and I was amazed how it helped me with my breathingand I drifted off to sleep so easily, and woke up with no signs of a cold at all! I also put some onthis morning since I was starting a new job today and Wow!!! I real y felt it helped me throughoutthe day to stay relaxed, considering first days are generally fairly up there with stress as everythingis new etc. So I was really pleased and no doubt will continue to reach for it whenever it feelsappropriate. And I also found the Thieves Wipes great – because they would get off oils etc. thatbaby wipes wouldn’t and they smelt divine being cinnamon. I actually put some sheets in drawersetc. to make it smell!”
Young Living Oils Testimonials Summary Artemis adds: RutaVala is a very unique oil blend. It contains Valor, which is very balancing to the electrical system (and which I love to use as the first oil in any treatment I give….whether that be to a human or an animal). It also contains Lavender, which is renowned for being deeply calming. Then it combines the oil of Ruta. When I was in Ecuador, I learned that the fronds of the Ruta plant were used traditionally to wave over a crying baby, to “put them immediately to sleep.” I always remembered that….so this is just a nice way of saying that Ruta is the Master Relaxer.
Source: The Health Garden Essential Oils Bulletin
Can Herbal Remedies Help Insomnia? Reprinted from the US Sha-Faun bulletin, and written by Nancy Sanderson (including excerptsfrom Dr. Mercola’s health website on the topic of insomnia – please visit www.mercola.com for thefull article)
Valerian is one of the most commonly used sleep remedies for insomnia. Studies have found thatvalerian improves:
16 percent reported vivid dreams after taking valerian, and
12 percent experienced dizziness with kava
Melatonin—Another Helpful OptionDr. Mercola personally believes that melatonin is one of the best options available, as far assupplemental sleep aids are concerned. Melatonin is a hormone produced by a pea-sized gland inthe middle of your brain called the pineal gland, which is affected by light and dark. At night, whenit gets dark, your pineal gland switches “on” and begins producing melatonin to be released intoyour blood, which makes you feel sleepy. When functioning normally, your melatonin levels willstay elevated for about 12 hours (usually between 9pm and 9am). Then, as the sun rises, yourpineal gland turns “off” and the melatonin levels in your blood decrease.
The pineal gland’s sensitivity to light and dark explains why the use of light-emitting electronicgadgets should be avoided before going to bed, and why something as simple as turning on a lightin the middle of the night to go to the bathroom can interfere with your sleep for the rest of thenight. Interestingly enough, studies have shown that when you are taking melatonin as asupplement, lower doses are more effective, so do not make the mistake of thinking that more is
The amount of melatonin you create and release every night varies depending on your age. Children usually have much higher levels of melatonin than adults, and your levels typicallydecrease with advancing age. Researchers believe this may explain why many older adultsoccasional y experience disrupted sleep patterns. Still, even melatonin is only a short-termsolution. The best option if you regularly have trouble sleeping is to try to find out the root cause ofyour insomnia. Young Living Oils Testimonials Summary Artemis adds: Sandalwood oil helps stimulate and oxygenate the pineal gland, resulting in a release of natural melatonin. That’s why I put a drop on my face (away from my eyes) when I feel like a great night’s sleep. Understanding Why and How Insomnia Occurs As explained by sleep expert Dr. Rubin Naiman in a previous interview, insomnia is the most commonly reported sleep disorder. To understand why insomnia occurs, you need to understand that sleep is the outcome of an interaction between two variables: sleepiness, and what Dr. Naiman refers to as “noise.” Ideally and under normal conditions, your sleepiness should gradually increase throughout the day, peaking just before you go to bed at night. In order to get a good night’s sleep, you want your sleepiness level to be high, and the noise level to be low. If “noise” is conceptually greater than your level of sleepiness, you will not fall asleep. Noise” can be any kind of stimulation that inhibits or disrupts sleep, and is generally classified into three zones:
1. Mind—The most common type is referred to as “cognitive popcorn;” unstoppable thoughts
2. Body—Such as physical pain, discomfort, indigestion, side effects from prescription drugs,
or residual caffeine from drinking coffee too late in the day.
3. Environmental–Environmental noise is usually obvious, such as noises in your room or
house, a snoring partner, music, lights, or a bedroom that’s too warm.
More often than not, the reason why people can’t fall asleep is not because of lack of sleepiness,but rather because of excessive noise. Therefore, the questions you need to ask yourself whenyou can’t sleep is, “Where or what is the noise? Does it originate in my mind, my body, or myenvironment?” Typically, there are more than one form of noise disturbing your sleep and keepingyou awake, so carefully evaluate your environment and inner/outer state to determine ALL thecontributing factors, and make sure to address them all. Two of the Most Common Problems that Contribute to Poor Sleep As mentioned in the melatonin section above, even minute amounts of light can affect your ability to fall asleep and remain asleep, by interfering with your pineal gland’s production of melatonin. In my experience, addressing these two factors is usually a great place to start for most people. Two factors that frequently prevent sound sleep are:
Ideally, you’ll want to turn off your TV, computer, iPad and any other light emitting technologies atleast an hour prior to bed time. Next, make sure your bedroom is shrouded in pitch darkness bycovering your windows with blackout shades or heavy drapes. Also close your bedroom door, getrid of night-lights, and refrain from turning on any light during the night, even when getting up to goto the bathroom. If you have to use a light, install so-cal ed “low blue” light bulbs in your bedroomand bathroom. These emit an amber light that will not suppress melatonin production. The ideal temperature to promote sound sleep is actually quite cool – between 60 to 68 degrees F (15.5 to 20 C), according to studies. Keeping your room cooler or hotter can lead to restless sleep. This is because when you sleep, your body’s internal temperature drops to its lowest level, generally about four to six hours after you fall asleep. Scientists believe a cooler bedroom may therefore be most conducive to sleep, since it mimics your body’s natural temperature drop. Young Living Oils Testimonials Summary Electromagnetic Fields Can Also Disrupt Your Sleep Additionally, I recommend checking your bedroom for electro-magnetic fields (EMFs) as these too can disrupt your pineal gland’s production of melatonin, and may have other negative effects as well. To do this, you need a gauss meter. You can find various models online, starting around $50 to $200. Some experts even recommend pulling your circuit breaker before bed to kill all power in your house. At bare minimum, move alarm clocks and other electrical devices away from your head. If these devices must be used, keep them as far away from your bed as possible, preferably at least three feet. Also avoid keeping cell phones and portable phone bases on your night stand. Cel phone chargers should be kept at least four feet away from your bed, while portable phone bases and wireless routers should be kept as far away from your bedroom as possible. Avoid running electrical cords underneath your bed.
Unfortunately, none but a few communities in the US require that wiring in the walls be placed in metal-clad conduit. This is primarily done for fire prevention, but it also essentially eliminates the electric fields. Therefore, more than likely, you are exposed to electric fields that radiate from the wires in the wall at the head of your bed when you are sleeping. The solutions are to move your bed three feet away from the wall, or turn off the power circuit to your bedroom. To check for the presence of electric fields in the walls, you can purchase an inexpensive low voltage e-field detector. They are commonly available at most local electrical, electronic and hardware stores. A widely used e-field tester is the Non-contact Adjustable Voltage Detector, AC 5-1000V, available from All-Spec Industries and ToolUp.com, as well as other online sources. This device will also allow you to check for the presence of electric field exposure throughout your home and workplace.
Last but not least, beware of what’s on the other side of your bedroom wall, and under the floor. Avoid sleeping with your head against a wall that has electric meters, circuit breaker panels,televisions or stereos, for example, on the other side. All of these are source of magnetic fields thatyou should sleep at least four feet away from to limit dangerous exposure. Avoid Sleeping Pills In 2008, Americans filled more than 56 million prescriptions for sleeping pills and spent more than $600 million on over-the-counter sleep aids. However, according to a 2007 analysis of sleeping pill studies financed by the National Institutes of Health, sleeping pills like Ambien, Lunesta, and Sonata reduced the average time to go to sleep by less than 13 minutes compared to a placebo, which can hardly be considered a worthwhile improvement. Aside from being ineffective, sleeping pills also come with a slew of detrimental and potentially dangerous side effects. For starters, they’re notorious for being addictive, which means that once you want to stop taking them, you’ll likely suffer withdrawal symptoms that could be worse than your initial insomnia. Some sleeping pills may also become less effective when taken for longer than two weeks, which means you may find yourself needing ever higher dosages.
Other common side effects include weight gain, sleep walking, and eating in your sleep. You’re also more apt to get into a traffic accident when using sleeping pills. (Ambien ranks among the top 10 drugs found in the bloodstreams of impaired drivers, according to some state toxicology labs.) Most people do not realize that certain sleeping pills — those containing Benadryl — can have a half life of about 18 hours. So, if you take them every night, you’re basical y sedated for a large portion of the day as well! Not surprisingly, they’re associated with cognitive deficits in the morning. Many sleeping pills are also a potent anti-cholinergics, which suppress REM sleep and dreaming. These drugs are also known to increase dementia risk in seniors. All in all, there are far better, safer and more effective ways to get a good night’s sleep than resorting to potentially dangerous drugs. For more safe and sane tips to improve your sleep, please see my article 33 Secrets to a Good Night’s Sleep. Young Living Oils Testimonials Summary Oils for a Good Night’s Sleep Artemis writes: So after reading this fabulous information from Dr. Mercola and Nancy Sanderson, what oils should you choose? Wel , I love to go with my “feelings”, and what oil I feel like may differ depending on the cause of insomnia. If I’m overtired and just need to knock myself out with a heavy duty relaxant, I will choose either: · 1 drop Valerian oil under my nose; or · 1 drop of RutaVala on the occipital region at the top of my neck, and 3 drops of Roman Chamomile down the back of my neck If I want a deliciously, divinely, peaceful night’s sleep, I will choose: · 1 drop of Sandalwood or Cedarwood oil on my face, or · 1 drop of Awaken oil on my pillow If I am emotionally distressed, and want to soothe my spirit for a good night’s sleep, I will choose: · 1 drop Sacred Mountain on my chest
Bear in mind however, that herbs can affect people differently, and about 10 percent of people who take valerian tend to actually feel energized by it, which may keep them awake… In a featured study, 30 percent of the post-menopausal women participating in this randomized, triple- blind, controlled trial showed an improvement in the quality of their sleep after taking 530 mg of valerian twice a day for four weeks. The authors concluded that: “Valerian improves the quality of sleep in women with menopause who are experiencing insomnia. Findings from this study add support to the reported effectiveness of valerian in the clinical management of insomnia.”
An earlier study, published in 2001, also found that people who are regularly kept awake at night, plagued by thoughts of work deadlines, relationship problems or other stressful life events might find some relief in the herbs valerian and kava. In that study, adults who had suffered from stress- induced insomnia for over 15 years first received 120 mg daily of kava for 6 weeks. Then, after two weeks off treatment, they received 600 mg of valerian daily for another 6 weeks. Overall, the participants reported that both herbs significantly relieved their overall symptoms of stress and insomnia, and while the majority (58%) reported no side effects from either treatment, some did experience side effects. http://www.talkaboutoils.com/?p=381 More information: More testimonials on Health Issues go to: Order Young Living Oils:
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