There’s nothing like a good nap. But the older we get, the less we get to enjoy this luxury. However, when you find yourself sleepy and with a little extra time to yourself, be prepared to make the most of it with a nap! With not much extra time to spare, it’s always best to nail down your ideal nap routinebefore you find the time to do it. So, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to ponder, research and layout the perfect napping environment using essential oils.
Warm and Cozy or Airy and Bright?
Napping environments are subjective. Some of us like to be warm and cozy, while others of us like it airy and bright. Aside from where you’re napping, this is the first decision you should make. Some of us prefer napping in a brisk room and covered by a bevy of blankets, while others prefer to find a casual spot on the sofa with the heater kicked up. Whichever speaks to you, we have you covered. This will factor in before you even choose essential oils. So, open up your windows and grab a blanket or shutter your windows and turn on the heat.
For the warm-and-cozy crowd, there’sGood Night andVetiver. For the airy-and-bright battalion, there’sAroma Fresh. These are just a few of our recommendations. You can find many other sleep-promoting options using ourEssential Oil Matchmaker! Be sure to diffuse them using any of our incredible diffusers:Diamond Diffuser,Terrazzo Diffuser orReed Diffuser.
Put On Your Aromatherapy Nightcap!
There’s a possibility that you don’t particularly mind whether an EO is fresh, bright, warm or whatever, just so long as it creates a great aroma for napping.Be Still,Tranquility,Stress Relief,Lavender,Lavender - French,East Indian Sandalwood, andSleep Ease are all fantastic options for getting some unexpected Zs. Also, a few spritzes ofChamomile Lavender orFrench Lavender Room Spray.
OK To Nap? OK For Kids!
While stealing a nap as an adult is something to celebrate, we’re well aware that many of you are parents. For those that happen to have little ones around, we’re here to help you too!Sleepy Head,Sound Asleep andSweet Marjoram. These aromas are ready to be diffused and enjoyed by adult and child alike (just so long as your child is at least 2-years-old).
A Few Final Suggestions
Have you ever meditated? It’s recommended that you take a few minutes before hitting the hay to clear your mind. What better way to get in the mood than with our specially formulated synergy blendMeditation. Warm and floral, this synergy blend will ease your mind and allow it to focus on sleep.
Remember,the ideal nap is between 20 and 90 minutes — and nothing in between. Scientific studies enforce the idea that waking up in the middle of a REM cycle is not great in staving off sleepiness. So, set your alarm for 20 minutes (before your REM cycle starts) or 90 minutes (after your REM cycle ends).
We hope you find this guide helpful for your next perfect snooze! What do you do to set yourself up for a nap?