Discussion in 'Midnight Owl' started by the masked depressant, Jun 1, 2011.

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  1. the masked depressant

    the masked depressant Well-Known Member

    is it true that having lavender under your pillow helps you sleep?
    i'd love to try this, but i'd like to hear experiences first
  2. *sparkle*

    *sparkle* Staff Alumni

    lots of people i know says it works if you use the essential oil on something nearby - but don't have direct skin contact with neat essential oil!
  3. ConfusedSilence

    ConfusedSilence Well-Known Member

    I've heard that it works very well, but my grandmother has a lavender bush and I was always dosed up on sugar as a kid when I went there, so it gets me all mentally hyperactive.

    If lavender doesn't work for you, try teabags in your pillow. This may only work for caffeine junkies. :)
  4. Mr Stewart

    Mr Stewart Well-Known Member

    tea bags huh? I might try that. Even if it doesn't help with sleeping it will still leave me with a pillow smelling of chai. I can get on board with that.
  5. peacelovingguy

    peacelovingguy Well-Known Member

    The BEST way to make your actual bed more sleep-able is to 'air' the blankets and pillow.

    Change your old sheets - use some freshly washed sheets (change maybe once a month) but I always sleep better when I have aired my main blanket - I only have one 'eiderdown' not with actual down - just a synthetic one.

    Even so - if you air the eiderdown and BEAT it whilst its on the washing line - you notice lots of dust escaping - loose fibres but your own skin also - plus various living things so small we cannot see them.

    Often as not you find older blankets not washed for a while collect more dust and mites and it makes sleep harder. When you wash and air the eiderdown and beat it - you kill off lots of stuff and get your bed smells not of some fake detergents attempt to smell natural but actual freshly aired blankets - with a faint aroma of the washing up powder - but that real fresh smell and touch - plus the comfort of knowing it is clean.

    Some people have allergies to the mites and dust - so freezing the blanket in a freezer for 24 hrs is another way to kill off the baddies before you beat it clean of any surviving eggs.

    Lavender will help promote sleep - but be careful you dry the stuff as you do not want any insects or nasties making a nest in your pillow.

    Sleep easy.

    PS do this treatment to the pillow also.
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