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The Sweet Smell of Sleep

Filed in Fitness by on 08/16/2015 Comments • views: 2048

lavenderLooking for ways to get high quality sleep? Try the calming aroma of lavender and/or camomile. Some research has shown that these scents (or a combination thereof) may help reduce stress, put your body in a restful state and promote high quality sleep. Seven to eight hours of high quality sleep play a critical role in optimal health. Some of the benefits of high quality sleep include:

  • Weight loss
  • Assist with appetite control
  • Energy improvement
  • Stress relief
  • Improves immunity
  • Promotes production of lean calorie-burning muscle mass
  • Optimal performance during exercise
  • Maximum results for race/competitive sporting event

Here are a few ways to use lavender and/or camomile as you prepare for sleep:

  • Add lavender/camomile bath float to warm bath water
  • Apply a light layer of lavender/camomile body butter or lotion on entire body
  • Use lavender/camomile pillow mist on pillow/bed area

Sweet dreams.

 

For optimal fitness results, balance exercise with healthy nutrition and high quality sleep.

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