More than 25 million people in the U.S. have sleep apnea, a serious condition that causes breathing lapses during sleep. These lapses, which often occur many times during the course of a night, raise your risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack…or even dying.
Of course, when diagnosed with sleep apnea, your doctor will likely recommend you start using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine—which forces air into your airways and prevents lapses in breathing.
Unfortunately, many people experience increases in sleep problems after they begin using these bulky, cumbersome contraptions. In fact, in the U.S. Air Force, we wore oxygen masks when flying the F-4 Phantom Fighter jet. (My dad helped design the navigation equipment for these jets.) And those masks were far more comfortable than some CPAP masks that you’re supposed to wear to sleep.
Fortunately, there’s a natural solution that can help…
Aromatherapy offers great benefits
While CPAP machines work to prevent an airway collapse, the ancient practice of aromatherapy works in the brain to help you fall asleep and stay asleep.
Aromatherapy has been effectively used for thousands of years to treat a number of ailments—including depression, high blood pressure, and migraines. And it’s finally starting to get the attention it deserves from the scientific community. Especially when it comes to treating insomnia and stress…
The practice involves applying essential plant oils (the same kinds of oils used to make perfumes) directly to your skin or inhaling them through a mist diffuser.
If you choose the direct-to-skin method, apply a few drops of the oils directly to your skin at these spots:
- under your nose
- on the sides of your nose
- under your chin
- at the base your ear lobes
- under your jaw
When you apply the oils directly to your skin, they travel to your brain in two ways...
First, you will inhale some through your nose. The upper nasal passages connect directly into the olfactory centers of the brain.
Second, you will absorb the oils through your skin, where they enter your bloodstream and travel to the brain.
When the plant compounds in the oils reach your brain, they signal you to relax, fall asleep, and stay asleep.
As I often report, research shows these plant oils are the most effective for supporting sleep:
I like to apply a combination of all of these oils, blended with vitamin E in organic coconut and eucalyptus oil, directly onto my skin shortly before, or right at, bedtime. You can also apply them any time during the day to promote calm and relaxation!
Of course, in my view, the topic of sleep is so important that I’ll be holding an exclusive Pill-Free Sleep Summit this Sunday, April 11th at 3 p.m. (Eastern time). In it, I’ll be discussing one of my top solutions to achieve good sleep—one that has been used as far back as ancient Egypt, was refined over centuries by Chinese dynasties, and scientifically studied by renowned French researchers throughout the 20th century. But hurry…space to this private event is limited. Click here to reserve your FREE spot today!