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Old 29-07-2017, 07:30 AM
HeKatesXing HeKatesXing is offline
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If lavender is not working it may be because you find it too stimulating (Lavender is an adaptagen meaning it can be either relaxing or too much can be stimulating) try cedarwood, mandarin or sandalwood, clary sage (if no alcohol is taken before hand) There are other relaxing formulations that may help .... You may also need to look at your overall holistic lifestyle... as you may find something is blocking the ability to sleep .... Sometimes if you go to a natural healer (naturapath or an aromatherapist ) you may find the questionaires get right down to the cause of the why you are not sleeping..
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Old 05-08-2017, 11:16 PM
Jude96 Jude96 is offline
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My sister is really big into lavender. She swears by certain oils and soaps and a lot of that.

Have you ever tried the sleepy time tea or there are a few similar brands of Yogi tea. I saw someone mentioned chamomile too, which has helped me in the past.
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Old 06-08-2017, 03:41 AM
TinyToad TinyToad is offline
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Usually when I can't sleep it's due to stress. My mind will just start whirring away, and my body will be very restless. In my own experiences I find that aromatherapy can be a very individual experience, depending on what fragrances an individual mind associates with such concepts as safety, peace, comfort, etc since the olfactory portion of the brain is very closely connected with areas that are heavily involved in memories. So for example, for me personally the combination of patchouli and tea tree really resonates with me in a very grounding and calming way. It strikes my mind as very familiar, something I can't recall very specifically, but something with which I felt relaxed and comforted. My best guess is that it is a sort of aquatic-earthy smell, like wet dirt our in the woods after a heavy rain, because I lived near a thick wooded area while I was growing up as a kid and escaped into it often to walk, think and process things when I was stressed. So personally while I find lavender to be a lovely smell, patchouli with tea tree is actually a lot more calming and comforting to me, more often than not. So I would suggest to anyone the idea of sampling various fragrances and seeing if any of them resonate with their mind in certain ways, including any relaxing or comforting ways. Not really a matter of finding the right options per a list, but rather the right options for the person, in some cases.
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Old 21-08-2017, 02:11 AM
rosiegirl rosiegirl is offline
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I know this post is mostly about holistic remedies, but I want to mention that the blue light from screens can be an enemy when it comes to insomnia! On my phone, I have an app called Twilight that removes the blue light when it's nighttime. I'm sure that there are other apps out there and versions of it for computers. The app also helps when I need to look at my phone in the middle of the night and I'm not hurting my eyes with glaring light.
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