Four Scents That Help You Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep
Do You Struggle With Insomnia?
You're not alone! Even if you're just a night owl, falling and staying asleep is an issue for tens of millions of people around the world.
Being sleepy is more than just feeling fatigued. A lack of sleep can result in many symptoms, including (but not limited to): crankiness and being irritable; a struggle to stay motivated; a lack of creativity; inability to problem-solve or concentrate; weight gain; dulled reflexes and impaired motor skills; higher levels of stress; and even a decrease in your body's natural immune system... That's more than just a few dark circles under your eyes. Even if you're a healthy sleeper, even one night of insomnia can have a negative effect on your daily routine. For many individuals, using scent as aromatherapy has been a therapeutic approach to creating a healthy environment for sleeping.
Keep in mind that some scents are more relaxing than others! A citrus scent like orange or a "minty" scent like peppermint might actually have an energizing effect on the body. Here's a few scents we've found have an overall soothing effect on the body, to create the perfect aromatherapeutic room to fall asleep in.
When you think "aromatherapy," the floral scent of lavender is often the first thing that comes to mind. This lovely and calming scent is one of the most popular scents for inducing a sense of calm and tranquility. The scent of lavender is perfect for sleep, as it helps to relax both the body and mind. This full-body relaxation is amazing for lulling the body into a state where it is ready to shut-down for the evening.
If lavender in an essential oil form isn't available, a lavender-scented candle is an amazing way to prep a room for snoozing. Just remember to blow out the candle before you start sleeping!
Vanilla is also an incredible scent to fall asleep to. Vanilla is a light, sweet scent with a connotation of being rich and powerful flavor that you might recognize in many popular desserts. Baked goods, ice cream, and other pastries with a warm vanilla scent often bring to mind comforting memories and nostalgic thoughts of home, youth, and family.
Vanilla is a happy scent that can help to bring you into a warm and positive head space; unsurprisingly, it is thought to be a scent that act as an anti-depressant. These lovely factors make it another amazing scent to catch some z's to.
The best part - vanilla can be found in many different scent combinations. These scents range from sugary confections like vanilla cupcake, birthday cake, or warm apple pie, to more subtle notes like bourbon (which you may pick up on a bit in our mystery candles).
What even is bergamot? It's a lovely citrus fruit with a light, pleasant, and vaguely spicy scent... But unlike a more powerful, energizing scent like orange or lemon, bergamot has shown promise in the reduction of both stress levels and blood pressure levels, which in turn, promotes a better sleep cycle.
Due to its soothing, tropical undertones, bergamot is often paired with other light and airy scents like lemongrass, hibiscus, and grapefruit. Jackpot Candles has our own blend that we like to call Mermaid Daydream - the sleepy connotation is right in the title!
There's a reason lilac scents are so prevalent in lotions, soaps, and other toiletries. It's a distinct and powerful floral scent that immediately brings to mind the new life stages of spring and early summer... Not to mention, it's one of the most incredible natural scents known to man!
One of the most profound effects of lilac is that it is such a powerful scent on its own - it rarely needs to be mixed with other smells to achieve its many therapeutic, aromatic effects. This refreshing and beautiful scent will fill your home with the lovely scents of springtime, setting the mood for an incredible night of sleep.
Treat Yourself to Some Aromatherapy
If you don't have essential oils on hand or don't want to invest in an oil burner or diffuser, don't worry! Lighting a scented candle for a few hours can provide the same therapeutic aromatherapy effects as a concentrated essential oil.
Beyond their lovey scents that were thoughtfully formulated with your self-care in mind, each Jackpot Candles candle comes with an added jewelry surprise... A beautiful ring to wear and remember your relaxing night sleep by!