We all have trouble falling asleep now and again. Every so often I spend a night tossing and turning instead of drifting happily to sleep. Even a single night of poor sleep can lead to grogginess, irritability, and a poor attention span. Those who suffer from frequent insomnia may fall victim to far worse maladies. Without proper sleep, systems all over your body can go out of whack, resulting in migraines, stomach aches, body aches, or even a weakened immune system.
Did you know that the aroma of certain herbs and Essential Oils can help induce sleepiness, and alleviate mild insomnia? Aroma therapists are often called upon for the treatment of troubled sleepers. Chamomile, Mandarin, Dill, and Lavender are just a few of the many Essential Oils often used by aroma therapists for this purpose. This simple sewing project teaches you how to create a small, herbal sachet that may promote relaxation, restfulness, and sleepiness. Sweet Dream Bed Time Sachets are wonderful for personal use, but they also make lovely gifts. Your friends and family are sure to appreciate the thoughtfulness and care that has been put into this handmade item.
Please note that due to the use of Essential Oils in this project, the herbal mixture recipe for The Sweet Dream Bed Time Sachets is not intended for children. While Essential Oils are natural, and helpful in many applications, some of them can actually be hazardous to children and babies. To create a sachet that can be given to children over 5 years old leave out the Essential Oil Blend and the Spearmint Leaves from the recipe. Even with this modified recipe it is important to monitor your child for ANY allergic reaction. Children can be very sensitive to herbs. No variation of this recipe is recommended for kids under 5. For information on safe, natural, child and baby care please take a look at this article on the subject from our FromNatureWithLove.com Library.
While Sweet Dreams Bed Time Sachets may help to induce sleepiness in some people, the best thing to do if you are suffering from severe insomnia is to consult a health care provider. There are many avenues of treatment available for those who suffer from sleeplessness. Besides medication, many people find massage, acupuncture, exercise, or a change in diet to be very helpful. If you are not getting enough quality sleep speak to your physician right away