2. Be mindful of your emotions
The end-of-year celebrations can quickly lead to a nervous breakdown. Between gift hunting, Christmas shopping, and New Year’s Eve planning, tension can quickly build and lead to headaches, for example. To take a break from this whirlwind, consider essential oils, a natural and effective way to ease tension and help reduce stress.
Eucalyptus essential oil is traditionally used to limit tension.
Peppermint and Eucalyptus essential oils bring a feeling of freshness, which helps relieve tension and localised pain, such as headaches related to overworking or stress levels that are too high.
The scents of Lavender and Damask Rose essential oils are known for their relaxing effects, helping to reduce stress.
Moreover, with December comes a general drop in daylight and longer nights (21 December is the longest night of the year). For people who experience difficulty sleeping, this can seriously disrupt the biological balance and generate new difficulties in falling asleep.
However, there are natural solutions to help you fall asleep faster and avoid nocturnal awakenings.
- Gentle Orange, Lavender, Petitgrain, Marjoram, and Roman Chamomile essential oils are known for their relaxing and soothing effects.
Whether used individually or in synergy to multiply their effects, these oils contribute to better sleep quality and help you fall asleep faster.
- Melatonin, also called the sleep hormone, is naturally produced by the body. It is secreted during the night, with a peak around 3 a.m. Melatonin regulates day-night rhythm and signals to the body that it is the right time to sleep.
Nevertheless, the physiological secretion of melatonin decreases with age and can be disrupted at certain times of the year (jet lag, physiological imbalance, stress, etc.). There are natural health products to supplement melatonin and restore this physiological balance necessary to decrease how long it takes you to fall asleep.
Therefore, you should choose a formula containing 1 mg of Melatonin daily. For better effectiveness, some formulas combine Melatonin with a synergy of plant extracts that promote sleep, such as Lemon Balm or Orange Blossom.