This Busy Brain Won’t Let Me Sleep! Crystals and Aromatherapy to Quiet the Mind’s Chatter

Troubled Days Often Lead to Troubled Nights

Your ability to fall asleep (and stay asleep) is closely related to the amount of anxiety or emotional stress you are experiencing.

Perhaps you unable to go to sleep. You toss and turn in your bed, worrying about something. Your mind repeatedly returns to the troublesome subject, even though there is no solution to be found at this moment. There is no rest to be found now either! Sometimes you fall asleep just fine, but part way through the night you awaken with a disturbing fear or an anxiety. Your mind starts turning the problem over and over (oh, that busy brain). You are now completely awake with an insufficient amount of sleep.

Our bodies are designed to devote a third of our lives to sleeping. But why must we sleep? Why can’t we just sit and rest?  Those are interesting questions, and scientists are still delving deep into the answers. However, most researchers have now agreed that it is it is your brain that requires sleep. Simply resting allows your muscles to relax, but your brain gets no rest.

A consultation with a health care provider is always recommended for questions or concerns about your physical conditions. For an occasional sleepless night, the calming energies of certain crystals and aromatherapy (essential oils) may help quiet the mind to allow you to sleep.

Crystal Energy for Sleeplessness

Did you know the most well-known stone for insomnia is Moonstone? Moonstone stimulates the functioning of the pineal gland, which secretes melatonin, the hormone associated with sleep. Ideal for calming emotional distress, Moonstone can also help you settle your thoughts so you can get a good night’s rest.

Some additional crystal suggestions to keep on hand for those occasional sleepless nights:

  • Amethyst is a very healing stone, helping to manage pain and emotional issues
  • Garnet neutralizes nervous energy
  • Hematite is calming
  • Jade relaxes and provides a sense of well-being
  • Lapis lazuli helps resolve unfinished mental business
  • Lepidolite has anti-stress properties, dissolving tension
  • Sodalite promotes peace and stillness, quieting the chattering busy brain

Aromatherapy for Sleeplessness

Lavender essential oil is associated with relaxation and sleeping. It is wonderful when you can’t get your mind to stop going back to a troubling thought when you try to sleep. But did you know that too much lavender is a stimulant? Be sure to place just a single drop on your pillow, a drop in a diffuser, or a half dozen drops in a bath before going to bed.

Here are some additional aromatherapy oils to try for sleeplessness. You may prefer one of these to lavender.

  • Mandarin
  • Myrtle
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Lemon Verbena

Receiving Massage Therapy As a Couple

Massage sessions have always known to be relaxing when there is an external pressure applied to the body and accordingly relieving the muscles of stress and pain. There are varied kinds of massage where the use of medicated oils and similar lubricants are used to relax the body in a better way. There are specialised massage centres that have professional masseurs who ensure that the best massage therapy is given out to their clients. Massages vary in types that involve deep tissue, aromatherapy, Swedish, etc. and each of it is known to be equally relaxing depending on the need of the body.

Whenever people intend to opt for a massage therapy, they often visit the massage centre alone. Couples massage is one such therapy that is soon catching up the trends and thus, more and more couples are engaging themselves in such sessions. It involves the couple staying in the same room with two different masseurs attending to the couple at the same time. After a single session, they have noticed a change in their relationship and have known to be happier than before. While you and your spouse plan to opt for a couple’s massage session, here are the benefits that you would receive from it right after the first session.

• You get to spend quality time – While both of you may be professionals and engage yourselves in the daily tasks and commitments in your professional lives, you often do not get to spend quality time with each other. While you opt for one such session where both of you would get to spend time being beside each other, the time spent would be of great worth. You get to release each other’s pain in the best way possible being in each other’s company.

• A comfortable environment – Masseurs often state that when someone opts for a massage session alone for the first time, they tend to be nervous and often feel uncomfortable. While you have your partner alongside, you would have a sense of comfort and thus, feel relaxed while receiving the massage.

• A healthy and happy relationship – While you get to spend time with each other and feel you body aches and stress subsiding, you automatically tend to feel closer to your spouse. The ambience is created to ensure that you feel each other’s presence and feel cosy in each other’s company. While you go home after the enriching experience, you would tend to feel the bond that you share and not worry about chores and other issues in life.

Benefits and Uses Of Ruh Gulab Attar, Costus Root Oil, and Lemongrass Oil

Pure essential oil are organic compounds extracted from plants with tremendous healing properties. Using essential oils for healing purposes is often called aromatherapy, which is a holistic treatment seeking to improve physical, mental and emotional health.

For over 5,000 years, many different cultures have used these healing plant oils for a variety of health conditions. They are often used for relaxation, beauty care, home cleaning and most often used as natural medicine.

Benefits Oil Costus Root Oil

  • Fight cold and flu symptoms
  • Relax your body and soothe sore muscles
  • Heal Asthama
  • Alleviate pain
  • Improves Liver Functions
  • Improve digestion
  • Reduce cellulite and wrinkles

Benefits Ruh Gulab Attar

  • Rose is erotically sensual & luxurious. It may provide emotional comfort in times of turbulance, enlivens the heart, boosts confidence and brings out one`s deepest feelings, increasing affection and sexual desire.
  • The scent calms strife and gives a feeling of peace and happiness, which ensures warm, happy associations. It soothes and calms hyperactive personalities who are ill at ease, unsettled, unsure or unhappy with themselves or who feel a sense of guilt, jealousy, grief and resentment.

Essential oil Uses

History of Aromatherapy

Since the use of essential oils is present in many countries, it is difficult to pinpoint where the practice originated. Oils have been used by the Jews, Chinese, Indians, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans both as cosmetics, perfumes and for their medicinal purposes. Some cultures even used oils in spiritual rituals.

In 1928, French chemist, René-Maurice Gattefossé used lavender oil to heal a burn on his hand. He then decided to further analyze the properties of lavender oil and how it could be used to treat other types of skin infections, wounds or burns.

With this the science of aromatherapy was born. Gattefossé’s main goal was to help injured soldiers during World War I. The use of these oils began to spread especially with practitioners of alternative medicine, such as massage therapists and beauticians throughout Europe.

Aromatherapy did not become popular in the United States until the 1980s when essential oils began to be added to various lotions, candles or other fragrances.

There are also trained professionals such as aromatherapists, physical therapists, massage therapists, nutritionists or even doctors of natural medicine who use aromatherapy in their practice and are trained in specific uses for essential oils.

Essential Oils Now Used In Medical Hospitals

Aromatherapy has a variety of health benefits and can be used in various settings. It is a great non-invasive way to treat a variety of medical conditions and can be used safely in combination with many other therapies.

Many traditional hospitals like Vanderbilt University Hospital are catching on to the benefits of essential oils and are using them in the treatment of anxiety, depression and infections in hospitalized patients.