Due in large part to the prevalence of electronic media, millions of people are struggling to get a good night’s sleep. No wonder statistics show more people than ever before are being diagnosed with disorders like insomnia or sleep apnea. While lifestyle changes are always critical when combatting a sleep-related disorder, terpenes can help patients on their quest for a healthier Circadian rhythm.
Even if you know nothing about terpenes, you probably already heard of drinking lavender tea to help you get to bed. Scientists now believe it’s the primary terpene linalool that’s most responsible for lavender’s sedative effects. A recent German review of lavender’s interaction with the nervous system found that linalool consistently helps patients suffering from disorders like insomnia. Not only does linalool help people get to sleep faster, researchers believe it can increase sleep duration.
Secondary terpene helping with sleep is nerolidol