We like sharing natural insomnia remedies with our readers - so here's another one to start the week.
A recent study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry found that two specific fragrances, vertacetal-coeur (which is derived from jasmine) and its chemical alternative PI24513, were just as powerful as sedatives such as benzodiazepines and barbiturates.
The study is being hailed as proof that there is a scientific basis for aromatherapy - however, we want to wait for future studies to be released before jumping on that bandwagon. If you're interested in learning more about this specific study, the United Kingdom's NHS website does a good job of offering a balanced analysis.
Of course, you shouldn't change your medication based on this study - but you might want to consider exploring aromatherapy as a natural insomnia remedy.
What have you got to lose?
Last updated: August 2, 2010