Smelling Jasmine Improves Sleep

Sunday 11th July 2010

Forget sleeping pills - a whiff of jasmine could be just the thing to promote a good night's sleep, according to new research published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. German researchers found that a nose-full of fragrant florals helped to relieve anxiety and improve sleeping patterns of individuals who had long suffered sleep disorders.

Researchers carried out human and animal studies and found that smelling jasmine proved to better facilitate sleep than powerful prescription sleeping pills. Researchers hope that mood enhancing fragrances will now be used to treat patients instead of potentially addictive barbituates which are linked to health problems including depression.


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