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How to Set Yourself Up for Peaceful Night of Sleep

What does organization have to do with sleep?

Plenty! According to clinical psychologist, Pamela Thatcher, her research indicated “that the more clutter you have, the more likely you were to have a sleep disorder,”

It’s easy to clutter up a bedroom because it’s a private space however, this room should be treated like a sanctuary.  The bedroom needs to be maintained and arranged in a way that facilitates a restful night.


Here is what I recommend:

  • Make your bed daily. It’s the largest piece of furniture in the room and when it’s unmade the entire room looks messy.
  • Be selective and limit pictures and mementos in this space.
  • If you have clothes spilling out of drawers or closets because they cannot fit, take some time to edit these spaces.
  • Reduce visual clutter by storing items you need at your bedside in the drawers of your night table.
  • Eliminate furniture that promotes stimulation such as an office desk, television or exercise equipment.
  • Implement a regular bedtime routine that includes turning off electronic devices one hour before your head hits the pillow.


Now, let’s kick it up a notch and go for that deep sleep…Please allow me to introduce my colleague, Megan Shane, she and her family infuse essential oils into their daily living. And when it comes to sleep, there is an essential oil for that.


Sandra is not kidding. There are quite a few essential oils that support sleep. And sleep contributes to good health. It resets our hormones, builds our immune system and allows for a rest of our digestive system to name just a few benefits. When you keep your “sleepy oils” (nicely organized) on your night stand and use them nightly, you create a calming, healthy ritual for a good night’s rest.

We are all familiar with Lavender for relaxation. Research shows it supports a better night’s sleep. It is also proof, however that it’s important to trust your source of essential oils. Lavender is one of the most adulterated essential oils on the market according to chemist, Kurt Schnaubelt PhD, author of The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils. The essential oils I discuss here are for therapeutic support and from Young Living Essential Oils. Young Living has amazing blends of multiple essential oils and quality, direct from-the-organic-farm single oils to help you get an amazing night’s sleep.


So how can you use them?


Turn your room into a retreat.

An aromatic diffuser provides a gentle scent when a few drops of essential oil are combined with water to fill your whole room with support. Combine oils like Eucalyptus Radiata and Lavender for a spa-like experience in your own room. Northern Lights Black Spruce, Orange and Lavender is another combination to  transport you to a restful deep sleep while making your bedroom smell like a log cabin getaway.


Roll them on for rest.

Put essential oils into a roller bottle and dilute them with a carrier oil, such as almond, avocado or fractionated coconut oil to use them topically. This is helpful when two people in the same room prefer different essential oils, when you’re traveling or you don’t have a diffuser in your bedroom. Apply essential oils to your pulse points such as your wrists and your neck to help them absorb slowly and last longer. This is also a helpful technique for anyone who wakes in the middle of the night and needs help returning to sleep.


Add a few drops of cedarwood with lavender and tangerine to lull you into a peaceful sleep. You might also like diffusing or diluting one of the blends: Peace and Calming, Sleepyize,  Stress Away or Valor. All of these help with nervous tension and promoting relaxation.

Hearing parents tell me success stories with their children sleeping better using essential oils, or individuals who have struggled to fall asleep or stay asleep getting better rest is why I educate and consult with people on ways to use essential oils. You too can find deeper sleep and wake feeling energized for your day.


Please visit my website or learn more about how essential oils work (www.creativeendeavorswithmegan.com/learn-about-eos)


Join my educational Facebook Group to learn more about the multitude of ways essential oils can infuse your life with rest and calm. www.facebook.com/groups/ELessentialseeds

Also, text “Sleep” to me at 412-748-0406 for a list of multiple essential oils that can promote healthier sleep and a special offer for a free sample of sleepy oils.


I appreciate Sandra’s expert advice on how to turn my bedroom into an organized sanctuary and know infusing aromatherapy into that space will help with a deeper rest.