Remedy #7: Lavender oil
Lavender is used to improve mood, reduce pain, and promote sleep. Taking it orally is thought to be more effective.
Results of a 2014 studyTrusted Source showed that lavender oil capsules were beneficial in improving sleep patterns in people with depression when taken with an antidepressant. People also showed lowered levels of anxiety, which would seemingly allow for better sleep.
Take 20 to 80 mg of lavender orally each day, or use as directed. You may wish to add lavender essential oil to a diffuser or spray it onto your pillow. Lavender tea is also an option.
Lavender is usually safe to use. Taking lavender orally may cause headache, constipation, or nausea.
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