Insomnia is a painful condition I am all too familiar with. The sleepless nights, staring at the ceiling waiting for sleep to come, only to see the sun rise on a new day and you have not slept. The day will be long as you clock in for work praying you don’t fall asleep on the job.

Insomnia almost ruined my life a couple years ago, but when I stop to think about the events leading up to that time, the red flags were always there. Stress plays a part in most active adults’ lives; I just didn’t think I’d go without sleep for days when there wasn’t a crisis occurring.

When you tell someone, you battle deal with insomnia, do you catch their look of confusion? 

Most people are confused by sleep disorders because most forget the role that sleep plays in our daily lives. Sleeping isn’t just some hobby you do because your body wants to be on a time out. Sleep is a required activity if you want your body to stay in good shape. When we sleep, our bodies are at rest and that’s when our body and its systems heal naturally.

What are some of the side effects of sleep deprivation? 

Glad you asked. 

Your immune, nervous, and digestive systems will take the worse hits and that’s not an exaggeration. When you encounter someone who has say the common cold, your immune system is designed to fight off germs. What happens when you don’t get sleep? It crashes, a person with a cold won’t need to be within arm’s reach for you to get sick because your immune system has no defense. Whatever a person has, your immune system can’t fight when it’s broken.

The likelihood of you associating digestive issues with insomnia is unlikely but you should know sleep deprivation can cause inflammation and we all know inflammation is the silent killer of many. Heart attacks, strokes, hypertension, and high cholesterol are associated with inflammation. What else suffers from inflammation? Oh, that would be your digestive system and we all know upset stomach and cramps is something no one wants to deal with. I have IBS which can be triggered by my acid reflux, which sets off my immune disorder. The cycle gets more vicious…

How about the nervous system? Well yea, this is even worse because your brain, eyesight, muscle coordination, you know all the “things” you use to function day to day. Well, yes, this is going to take a hit as well, but you won’t notice until you go into your second week of no sleep when you realize you’re dizzy more than usual and hearing things that aren’t there. If no one told you long bouts of insomnia can lead to hallucinating, I will. I experienced it firsthand, and it was painful to deal with. It only took mild hallucinations to send me running to my doctor as I couldn’t live like this much longer.

Well, this is where my problems got worse because doctor prescribed treatments for insomnia come with a grocery list of side effects that I simply wasn’t going to deal with. Dry mouth, headaches, oh and sleep walking. I don’t think our friends at the FDA see the problem with over half the shit they produce, because there is no way the side effects to a medication should be worse than the condition being treated. Tell a friend to tell a friend, but this hamster wheel looks better without me on it, so I’m jumping off.  

Feel free to join me below where I will share some essential oils and recipes that I hope will alleviate if not eliminate your insomnia symptoms. I have used most of these herbs and use it conjunction with a solid sleep routine I designed for myself.  The sleep routine I have took months of trial and error and ALL its contents are grown from Mother Earth. I am currently writing a piece on that extra herb that tied my sleep routine together. 

For now, let’s get you to sleeping again.

Essential Oils for Insomnia




Clary Sage








Ylang Ylang

Suggested Blends for Insomnia

Relax Massage Oil

6 tsp coconut oil

5 drops Lavender Essential Oil

2 drops Frankincense Essential Oil

1 drop Petitgrain Essential Oil

Blend coconut oil and essential oils together, add to warm bath.

Relaxing Lavender Bath

1 teaspoon milk or cream

5 drops Lavender Essential Oil

Blend milk and essential oil together, add to warm bath.

Restful Sleep Bath Blend

1 teaspoon milk

4 drops Lavender Essential Oil

2 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil

Blend mix and essential oils together, add to warm bath

Sweet Dreams Diffuser 4 (enough for 3-4 treatments)

40 drops Frankincense Essential Oil

30 drops Lavender Essential Oil

Add all the essential oils to a dark glass essential oil bottle, gently swirl to blend. Remember to label.

Add 10 drops to essential oil diffuser and diffuse.

Peaceful Sleep Diffuser (Single Treatment)

10 drops Lavender Essential Oil

6 drops Chamomile Essential Oil

Add these oils right into your essential oil diffuser.

Sound Sleep Diffuser (makes 3-4 treatments)

40 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil

30 drops Lavender Essential Oil

Add all the essential oils to a dark glass essential oil bottle, gently swirl to blend. Remember to label.

Add 10 drops to essential oil diffuser and diffuse.

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