These Essential Oil Beauty Products Will Make Daylight Saving Time Changes Less of a Drag
Just like jet lag can wreak havoc on your sleep schedule, so can Daylight Saving Time. The twice-yearly time change takes place on the first Sunday in November and second Sunday in March. In autumn, we gain an hour of sleep, or fall back, as they say, whereas in spring, we spring forward, losing an hour of sleep. Of course, it's only considered a gain or a loss on that first night, since after day one it's back to trying to get quality shut eye — what experts at the National Sleep Foundation say isn't eight hours, but actually seven and a quarter. Regardless of the technicalities, there's no denying that waking up to pitch darkness is anything but easy when you're trying to pull yourself together for work. Since it can never hurt to have a little extra assistance in the sleep department, we've rounded up the best essential oil products to keep on the nightstand. (Photo via PeopleImages/ Getty)
While setting iPhone bedtime alerts and diligently scheduling your sleep can encourage you to slip between the sheets, we're all about essential oils — especially lavender, bergamot, and chamomile — to help actually drift off to dreamland. According to the National Sleep Foundation's Sleep.org, lavender is associated with lower blood pressure, heart rate, and skin temperature — all of which are necessary ingredients for a good night’s sleep. Bergamot essential oil can signal to your body that it's time to hit the hay as well as reduce anxiety and stress, according to the site. And then there's chamomile, which, delightful when consumed, can be equally as calming when inhaled, as well as on skin contact.
To show you just how beneficial these beloved sleep aids can be, ahead you'll find our favorite essential oil-powered products for a stress-free transition into the time change. (Photo via cristinairanzo/ Getty)
Badger Sleep Balm ($10)
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