Sleep is essential to good health. A good night's rest is not only the time for our body and mind to rejuvenate, but it is vital to keep our body's fat-burning engine running longer. According to Prevention Magazine (December 2003), "Not getting a good night's sleep can disrupt your body's normal ability to process and control various weight-related hormones (glucose, cortisol, and thyroid hormones). Lack of sleep may also make it harder to control cravings." Quoting again from the same article, "Studies have shown that lavender slows down your nervous system, promotes relaxation, and improves sleep quality."
This is something we at Hood River Lavender have known and proven for some time now. Lavender has been proven to slow down the brain waves, and the New York Times (see below) have published articles on the usage of Lavender with Alzheimer and Dementia patients showing marked calming and settling down of the patients. (Google search "Lavender and Insomnia" and read for yourself!
To combat insomnia we have designed the Lavender Quilted Pillow Insert. Our own Organic Lavender quilted in separate pockets to avoid clumping, slipped under the pillow case has awarded many a user to a restful sleep, naturally, without drugs!
Sweet dreams await you when you have our lavender pillow insert in your favorite pillow. Our Certified Organic Lavender quilted in this insert help to insure a peaceful night's sleep, while soothing the jagged nerves. Used to soothe, relax, and ease stress and tension; Lavender has been the most prescribed herb for centuries to calm and encourage rest.
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Visit our Products Page and see our other fabulous creations that not only induce sleep, but relax, soothe and beautify your surroundings. Lavender, the natural herb, has many uses for the body and psyche. All of our products are natural, organic, grown and created with love.
From the New York Times Online
VITAL SIGNS: TREATMENTS; Calming Agitation in Alzheimer's
By John O'Neil (NYT)
Late Edition - Final , Section F , Page 6 , Column 1
Health & Fitness | December 10, 2002, Tuesday
ABSTRACT - Review of several studies, published in journal of British Medical Assn, finds that chemicals called terpenes found in lavender oil or lemon balm appear to help calm agitation in patients with severe Alzheimer's disease; drawing (M) Aromatherapy using lavender oil or lemon balm appears to help calm agitation in patients with severe cases of Alzheimer's disease, according to a review of several studies.
An article published on Saturday in BMJ, the journal of the British Medical Association, cited three studies, all of them showing significant benefits from letting patients smell the substances or rub them on their skin. Agitation in demented patients is often treated with powerful antipsychotic drugs that have significant side effects, the article said.
Visit the New York Times Online for the full article.
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