There are a number of various aspects that can contribute to a great night of sleep. Comfort, light, temperature, and so on and so forth. One thing that sometimes gets overlooked though is smell. Who knows? Maybe the one thing separating you from the ultimate sleeping experience is the right scent.
Here are a few scents that you could try out:
Lavender – The lavender plant has been used to quell anxiety and agitation. Lavender contains a very calming fragrance that can slow down the nervous system, relaxing the body and mind.
Vanilla – This scent is probably the most popular as a potent relaxer. In fact, during a stress test, participants who smelled vanilla had more stable heart rates and better blood pressure readings as opposed to those who took the stress test in an unscented room.
Valerian – This is better known for how it reduces anxiety via being taken orally. The smell may not be as pleasant as the other options on this list. However, studies have shown that those who’ve sniffed the herb have fallen asleep faster and slept longer.
Jasmine – The sweet smell of this white petal flower packs a surprisingly powerful sleep punch. With effects stronger than Lavender, inhaling the scent of Jasmine leads to greater sleep efficiency, less movement, and an overall better quality sleep.