4 BEST SCENTS FOR BETTER SLEEP

Did you know that smells—both good and bad—can affect your sleep? While any fragrance that makes you happy may promote sleep, research suggests that there are certain scents, derived from the essential oils of plants, that may be particularly effective for reducing stress and anxiety. Here’s a look at the top 4 calming fragrances for better sleep.1, 2
 

1. Smell: What You Breathe Affects Sleep. (n.d.). Retrieved December 14, 2015, from https://sleepfoundation.org/bedroom/smell.php

2. Scents for Relaxation and Sleep. (n.d.). Retrieved December 14, 2015, from https://sleep.org/articles/scents-for-relaxation/

3. Geranium (n.d.). Retrieved December 14, 2015, from http://www.cancer.gov/common/popUps/popDefinition.aspx?id=CDR0000462680&version=Patient&language=English

4. Roman Chamomile. (n.d.). Retrieved December 14, 2015, from http://www.cancer.gov/common/popUps/popDefinition.aspx?id=CDR0000462682&version=Patient&language=English

5. Bergamot. (n.d.). Retrieved December 14, 2015, from http://www.cancer.gov/common/popUps/popDefinition.aspx?id=CDR0000462666&version=Patient&language=English

6. Lavender. (n.d.). Retrieved December 14, 2015, from https://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/lavender

4 BEST SCENTS FOR
BETTER SLEEP

Did you know that smells—both good and bad—can affect your sleep? While any fragrance that makes you happy may promote sleep, research suggests that there are certain scents, derived from the essential oils of plants, that may be particularly effective for reducing stress and anxiety. Here’s a look at the top 4 calming fragrances for better sleep.1, 2
 

#4 Geranium

The geranium plant is native to southern Africa. Its essential oil, which is taken from the leaves, smells like roses and can help relieve stress.3

#3 Bergamot

Bergamot is a type of orange tree that grows in Italy. Its essential oil comes from the peel of the orange and can help relieve anxiety.4

#2 Chamomile

Varieties of chamomile can be found in Europe, North America, and Argentina. Its scent is widely used in products like perfumes and lotions to promote calm and relaxation.5  

#1 Lavender

Native to the Mediterranean, lavender is perhaps the most widely researched fragrance. Numerous studies confirm its calming, soothing, and sedative effects.6

That’s why we’ve created Breathe Right® Lavender strips, which combine the calming scent of lavender with our proven Breathe Right® technology to help relieve your stuffy nose and relax for better sleep.

  1. Smell: What You Breathe Affects Sleep. (n.d.). Retrieved December 14, 2015, from https://sleepfoundation.org/bedroom/smell.php
  2. Scents for Relaxation and Sleep. (n.d.). Retrieved December 14, 2015, from https://sleep.org/articles/scents-for-relaxation/
  3. Geranium (n.d.). Retrieved December 14, 2015, from http://www.cancer.gov/common/popUps/popDefinition.aspx?id=CDR0000462680&version=Patient&language=English
  4. Roman Chamomile. (n.d.). Retrieved December 14, 2015, from http://www.cancer.gov/common/popUps/popDefinition.aspx?id=CDR0000462682&version=Patient&language=English
  5. Bergamot. (n.d.). Retrieved December 14, 2015, from http://www.cancer.gov/common/popUps/popDefinition.aspx?id=CDR0000462666&version=Patient&language=English