7 Aromatherapy Products to Calm You the Eff Down
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Lavender is well known for its sleep-improving, anxiety-decreasing superpowers. Howard cites two studies that looked at the use of lavender for these purposes: "By simply placing a vial of lavender at the bedside of sleep-deprived patients, they found a decrease in blood pressure and heart rate, and an increase in sleep quality and quantity." In another study, lavender aromatherapy in a dentist's office greatly reduced patient's anxiety. "So, if lavender can help with these two groups, it stands to reason that we could likely all benefit from a whiff of lavender to ease the impact of our daily life stressors," she says.
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