Jasmine For Sleep: 5 Ways Jasmine Can Help Improve Rest
Little Yawn Collective - Feb 15, 2022
Jasmine is a pretty flower that only blooms at night (fun fact for you!). It has a sweet, floral fragrance that has been used as a perfume for hundreds of years. It is also used as a holistic remedy for its therapeutic benefits.
After a long day, we all could use a way to refill our batteries. When we need a calming break, jasmine can provide a gentle way to relax and improve rest.
What Is Jasmine Be Used For?
The actual jasmine plant can be used in different ways. Jasmine tea has been drunk for hundreds of years. Tea leaves and jasmine flowers are combined to allow the tea leaves to absorb the jasmine flowers' aroma and their beneficial properties.
Jasmine tea’s health benefits have been studied and shown to boost the immune system and contain antioxidants. Essential oils can be extracted from the plant as well. These oils are used for perfumes and other holistic purposes.
What Effect Does Jasmine Have on Your Body?
Jasmine is not only just a pretty scent. It is beneficial in several ways. Jasmine has been found to help aid in the treatment of stress and increase energy levels. Numerous studies have been done on the effects of jasmine and how it can help aid in dermatological ailments, menopausal symptoms, and mental health.
How Can Jasmine Improve Rest?
With its qualities of being a soothing and tension-reducing scent, jasmine can be known to help improve rest for those who may like to see an increase in their sleep quality.
1. Sleep Quality
As we know, sleep is essential to function healthily. Even though you may get eight hours of sleep, if you wake up numerous times during the night, this is not a good night’s sleep. This type of sleep quality is poor and can affect how much energy you have during the day.
You know when you’ve had a poor night’s sleep when your brain feels like mush, you think about your pillow and comfy bed all day, and maybe you feel a little irritable. If you have a little one who isn’t quite sleeping through the night or is experiencing bouts of sleep regression, your sleep quality is not likely to be as great either.
Jasmine has been found to help with promoting restful, soothing sleep. When we have a restful night’s sleep, we feel energized and focused. It can make a world a difference when you are well-rested!
2. Promotion of Relaxation
When inhaling jasmine’s sweet scent, your body is given signals to help release signs of tension. Jasmine’s scent is soothing and allows you to relax and feel calm.
3. Reduced Feelings of Tension
If you are experiencing a stressful time and are holding on to that stress, you may be experiencing tension. Tension can affect your mood and sleep quality.
Using jasmine oil has been found to soothe nerves, which can help reduce stress.
4. Mood Boost
We all need a mood boost from time to time. Maybe Monday is really kicking us in the seat as our inbox overflows, or we need a little pick-me-up after a hard day.
If you need a rest during the day and are looking to improve your energy and positvity, try using jasmine, as it can support a boost in mood when inhaled.
5. GABA Production
GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) helps to control nervous system activity. It is a calming neurotransmitter and can help relieve stress and tension, improve sleep, and prevent brain damage.
GABA is naturally produced in the body, and there are GABA supplements that can be taken orally. In some antidepressant medications, the treatment can increase the effect of GABA in people who are experiencing depression.
In a study, researchers found that Jasmine could help increase the effect of GABA the same amount as pharmaceutical drugs.
Is Aromatherapy Safe?
Aromatherapy is a generally safe way to experience the benefits of essential oils. The biggest concern of aromatherapy is using oils that you or others in your home may be allergic to. It is important to dilute essential oils and use them in well-ventilated areas.
Make sure to diffuse essential oils in half-hour to hour-long periods, rather than all day.
Try using just one drop in your diffuser, to begin with. If you see that this is well tolerated, you can add additional drops to your diffuser to your liking. You can also lightly inhale the scent of jasmine straight from its bottle. Open the bottle and waft its scent towards you to enjoy its smell.
Is Jasmine A Potential Hazard?
Jasmine essential oil is considered to be non-irritating. It is rare for people to experience skin irritation. However, there is always a small risk of someone being allergic to any product.
Although some people enjoy drinking jasmine tea, ingesting jasmine essential oils should be avoided. If you are pregnant, you should consult your physician before using jasmine to ensure that you’re taking the proper precautions.
How Should I Use Jasmine For Best Results?
Jasmine is best used in aromatherapy, so its scent can be enjoyed. You can use a diffuser or place jasmine oil on cotton balls and place them around a room.
Potpourri is also a popular way to bring the scent of jasmine into a room. Dabbing two to three drops of jasmine essential oil in a potpourri mix can give your room a relaxing and soothing atmosphere.
Jasmine is also commonly combined with other oils to create blends. Some may find the flowery scent of jasmine to be overpowering and find it more pleasurable when combined with other scented essential oils, like lavender or sandalwood.
Jasmine can be added to massage oils or lotions, and then rubbed into the skin to enjoy the scent and treat yourself to a soothing massage.
What Can Jasmine Be Used For Besides Sleep?
Jasmine is commonly used in perfumes and colognes. It has been studied that Jasmine can help reduce the effects of stress and tension.
The Bottom Line
Here at Little Yawn Collective, Our Soothing Shampoo & Body wash, Nourishing Body Lotion & Relaxing Pillow Spray are all infused with our signature NaturalSnooze fragrance. An expertly crafted blend of jasmine, lavender & bergamot, scientifically proven to create an environment that helps with falling asleep and staying asleep.
As we know, our little ones need to be calm and cozy for a good night’s rest. Sometimes bedtime can be hard, but at Little Yawn Collective, we are here to support you through those moments.
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