Sleep disorders are common globally, affecting a variety of individuals at some point in their lives. Although the use of lavender oil in improving sleep dysfunctions has been controversial, numerous studies have shown support for its positive effects on sleep.
Inhalation and topical application of lavender oil have demonstrated improvements in a variety of aspects of sleep including time required to fall asleep, overall quality of sleep, ability to fall back asleep after awakening, duration of sleep and increased relaxation.
Adding a few drops of lavender oil to a diffuser can help relax the mind and the body and improve the overall sleep.
Studies have demonstrated that inhaling lavender scent can relieve feeling of nausea or motion sickness.
Relaxing and Calming Effect
Lavender used in aromatherapy massage has been shown to improve the physical and mental state of young mothers, facilitating mother-infant interaction.
Lavender oil may activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which is the part of our nervous system responsible for relaxation. By doing so, it can calm you down and also decrease somatic (physical) symptoms of anxiety.