Who doesn’t love the smell of a freshly sliced lemon? Well, good news! In addition to it’s refreshing fragrance, placing a lemon on your bedside table has loads of extra benefits. All you have to do is cut a lemon into four wedges, sprinkle salt on it, and place it on a plate next to your bed. And while you sleep at night, the lemon will do the following for you:
Ever have trouble sleeping because of congestion? Well, the fragrance from the anti-bacterial lemon actually has anti-oxidizing properties that helps you to breathe more clearly. It has even been reported to help people who suffer from Sleep Apnea!
There isn’t much worse than waking up in the middle night to find that you are covered in itchy mosquito bites. Nor is it pleasant to sleep with the buzz of mosquitoes flying around your bed. Good thing a fresh lemon keeps mosquitoes away, especially if you add cloves to them like in the video above!
But we’re just getting started… wait until you see the benefits on the next page!
Improve Air Quality
In all seriousness, the better your air quality, the better you will sleep at night. Lemon does such an outstanding job of purifying the air, that it can even be used to remove paint fumes more quickly from a room!
When you lay down at night, do all of your worries run around in your head, making it hard to fall asleep? Research shows that the fragrance released by citrus fruits actually relaxes your emotions and calms down your brain waves.
Increase Your Focus
One might ask, why do you need to focus when you are trying to go to sleep? Good question! It helps you to get a solid night’s sleep, particularly if you tend to have trouble sleeping at night. Instead of letting your worries dominate your mind, focus on positive things in your life. Or another strategy is to focus on relaxation exercises. Citrus aromatherapy actual increases your ability to focus.
Reduce Your Blood Pressure
Yes, you read that correctly! The citrus fragrance can actually lower your blood pressure. Definitely worth a shot before turning to prescription medications.
Increase Your Energy
Do you ever wake-up feeling totally exhausted? Yeah, definitely a sign that you need to add a fresh lemon to your nightly ritual! The lemon fragrance actually boosts the serotonin levels in your brain to help you wake-up feeling happy and energized.
And just for good measure, here are a few more benefits of fresh lemons!