Quality of sleep is more important than quantity of sleep. Air, water and food is nourishment for your body. Sleep is nourishment for the soul.
Our body is interconnected with the earth. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Chinese clock and Circadian rhythms are biology and behavioural changes that follow a roughly 24-hourcycle, responding primarily to light and darkness and so we are related to our environment in deep ways. These rhythms are often out of sync as a result of the influence of our environment. We experience disruption or imbalances which affects our sleep/wake cycle, endocrine function, our body temperature regulator and other regulators of our body’s functions.
There are 12 zones which correlate with the organs in the body. The most important time for deep rest is 11-1 and 1-3 when the Gallbladder and Liver are regenerating. To be in deep rem sleep, go to bed at 10pm. The liver filters toxins. It releases and transform stress hormones, adrenalin and cortisol and insulin.
So, are you tired from lack of sleep? Here’s some natural aromatherapy remedies that may help promote ease and reduce stress to enable a good nights sleep.
Using an Essential Oil Blend
Make up a blend of 50ml Almond oil with 2 drops of Vetiver, 5 drops of Roman Chamomile and 8 drops of Lavender oil. Rub oil blend on the bladder meridian (along the sides of the head), the pituitary and pineal gland (produces melatonin which helps us sleep), heart, wrists. Apply to the back of the neck/occipital; this is where breathing is controlled at the cerebellum/brain stem.
Lavender has been used for thousands of years. It contains over 200 chemical constituents and so offers something for almost every symptom while balancing the root cause. It is very a calming and relaxing oil.
Roman Chamomille helps the brain to relax but also helps the digestive system to relax. Great for muscle cramps and a great anti-inflammatory.
Vetiver works directly on the nervous system. Also good for neurological problems like ADHD, dementia, autism. Great for anger and hysteria.
Ylang ylang is a natural aphrodisiac, improves your mood. Great for helping to release locked up emotions. Just what you need before going to bed.
Cedarwood helps to release emotions being processed by the liver at night.
Let me know if this helps you and please leave any relevant comments or questions. I would love to hear from you!