Excessive sleepiness, is a disorder in which a person has trouble staying awake during the day. People who suffer with this can fall asleep at any time; for instance, at work or while they are driving. They may also have other sleep related problems, including a lack of energy and trouble thinking clearly.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, up to 40% of people have some symptoms of Excessive sleepiness disorder from time to time.
The problem becomes more severe when we just can't stay awake and it interrupts our quality of life.
Most of us will grab a cup of coffee in an effort to stay awake. If you are a coffee lover, you will agree it's only possible to drink so much coffee. There may be any number of reasons why we have trouble staying awake during the day.
There are several potential causes of excessive sleepiness in the daytime including:
*** If you are diagnosed with not being able to stay awake during the day or excessive sleepiness there are ways your doctor can help.
How can Essential Oils Help?
Essential Oils come in small bottles, are highly concentrated and potent.
However they do offer a variety of benefits, some can invigorate the senses and help us feel energised.
There are many ways to use oils or oil blends to help us stay awake and be more productive.
Some ways to use Essential Oils to help:
1. Cup and Inhale: Put 1 drop in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together, cup and inhale.
2. Diffuse: A Diffuser is perfect for private spaces. Add your favourite energising oil or blend and enjoy the boost of energy it gives. To diffuse you only need 4 or 5 drops in the diffuser.
3. Roller bottle Blend: Use a blend in a roller bottle, convenient to use on the go for a quick energising pick me up.
So which oils can we use to help stay awake
Here a few:
Here are a couple of Recipes to help you stay awake:
MID AFTERNOON SLUMP BUSTER:
15 drops peppermint
20 drops Wild orange
10 drops Frankincense
Put the above oils in a 5ml roller bottle
top off with carrier oil
Apply to back of neck , rub into base of skull, swipe across
forehead near hairline, inhale.
1 drop Frankincense
1 drop Peppermint
2 drops Wild Orange
Inhale from cupped hands,massage on back of neck.
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