In any given year, one in four American adults experiences insomnia. As anyone who has ever spent the night tossing and turning knows, it’s seriously unpleasant to go about your day after a night of insufficient sleep. Sleep deprivation can cause headaches, mood swings, and trouble concentrating.
Doctors sometimes prescribe sleep aids as a quick fix, but these medications can have serious side effects. A far better solution is to work on developing healthy sleep habits and a relaxing bedtime routine, which might include meditation, reading, and yes, essential oils. There’s no shortage of essential oils out there, but doctors say certain oils are beneficial to sleep and relaxation. These are the four the experts POPSUGAR spoke with recommend most.