This week, I feel more energetic than I have in a long time and I feel silly because the solution was so obvious and I could have fixed it so easily… but hey it’s a lesson learned. For a long time now, Autumn hasn’t been sleeping very well through the night. She wakes up crying for me or just crying in general or the most frequent case is that she is just making a lot of noise in her sleep so she wakes me up. I have used essential oils in her room and on her bedding when she is sick before, but hadn’t thought about using them to help everyone sleep more peacefully.
I ended up getting a diffuser that plugs into the wall and using a combination of lavender and orange oils, both of which are supposed to be calming. I really didn’t know what to expect, because most nights she is sleeping but still making noise and I didn’t know if it would help her sleep more peacefully or not. So far it has been almost two weeks and I have not heard her up once crying. I am kicking myself for not having tried this sooner because it has been an issue for more than a year. Oh well, now I know and I am so glad that she is sleeping better because I do not do well with interrupted sleep and I had been walking around like a zombie having trouble concentrating and feeling a little grumpy.
So, lavender and orange for the win this month! Mommy, Daddy and the princess are sleeping well and order has been restored! How about you? Anything fun going on in your house with essential oils?