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Best Essential Oils for Focus and Sleep

What aromas help with focus, attention and sleep? There are two highly effective essential oils that help with calm, focus, attention and improved quality of sleep. Although you might commonly think of lavender, these oils outperform lavender for sleep and focus.

Jasmine essential oil

has been revered for centuries around the world for its variety of physical and emotional benefits.

Used in European health programs for helping to calm and stabilize moods, it helps to both relax and uplift at the same time. It is considered both yin and yang - so wherever your system may be weak, it can assist in creating harmony and balance...for both your body and emotions.

Studies on Jasmine
  • Supports better quality of sleep
  • Improved levels of alertness
  • Helps balance negativity that can contribute to anxiety
  • Promote greater feelings of optimism and happiness
Assistant professor of psychology at Wheeling Jesuit University, Dr. Bryan Raudenbush reports that his research showed that the dispensing of jasmine odor into a room where participants were sleeping “led to greater sleep efficiency and reduced sleep movement.” This research showed greater quality of sleep even though there wasn’t more quantity of sleep.

They found that participants who breathed jasmine in the air “rated their level of anxiety and vigor lower, and performed cognitive tests more rapidly.” Further, “level of alertness in the jasmine odor condition was greater during the afternoon hours, thus helping maintain students’ focus on academic work throughout the day.”

The Journal Of Health Research from the College of Public Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, reported that jasmine essential oil stimulates beta brain waves (when brain frequency is alert), moods and nervous system. One test report showed “exposure to jasmine oil increased positive emotions including feelings of well being, active, fresh” It goes on to say, “negative emotions such as feeling drowsy were significantly reduced.” Journal of Health Research, vol. 27 no. 2, April 2013; 73-77.

Vetiver essential oil

offers fabulous benefits, but it's aroma smells a bit like dirt.

Vetiver is stabilizing, calming and grounding to the central nervous system. It helps to slow things down, quiet the overactive mind, promote focus and calm, and increase restful sleep.

It is known to even help children with ADD and ADHD because of its calming properties, and ability to help focus. It is known by many moms to help calm things down when kids get "sensory overload."

Studies on Vetiver
  • Supports better focus and cognitive performance

In fact, a 2001 study by Dr. Terry Friedman, M.D., M.D.(H), A.B.I.H.M., “found that smelling vetiver essential oil improved the performance of children with ADD and ADHD by 100 percent. These results were much stronger than lavender's performance increase of 53 percent and cedarwood's of 83 percent.”

Both of these essential oils are in Kaliana CALM Formula.

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treat. This information is based on research and knowledge by the author, and the ideas are not intended as substitute for medical advice. As with any products it is suggested that you check with your medical practitioner prior to use. The author disclaims any liability arising directly or indirectly from the use of any products mentioned herein.

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