Insomnia, the most common type of sleep disorder

I cannot sleep, I have sleeping problems, what can I do... 

Insomnia, which is the inability to get to sleep or sleep well at night, is a very common sleeping problem nowadays—in fact, it’s the most common sleep problem people suffer from and complain about. Insomnia can be caused by many different things, including stress, jet lag, health conditions, medication, coffee or caffeeinated beverages etc. Insomnia can also be caused by other sleep disorders or mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. A lack of physical activity and fresh air, or spending too much time in front of a screen can contribute as well.           

Typical signs and symptoms of insomnia include: 

  • Difficulties falling asleep at night or getting back to sleep after waking during the night
  • Waking up frequently during the night
  • Your sleep feels light, fragmented, or unrefreshing
  • You need to take something (sleeping pills, nightcap, supplements) in order to get to sleep
  • Sleepiness and low energy during the day

hatever the cause of your insomnia, being mindful of your sleep habits and learning to relax will help you sleep better and feel better. The good news is that most cases of insomnia can be cured with lifestyle changes you can make on your own—without relying on sleep specialists or turning to prescription or over-the-counter sleeping pills.

You can also try if essential oils can help you to get a better sleep and to overcome your sleep issues. Some essential oils are known for being calming and relaxing, as for example lavender. There are various oil blends from doTERRA that have been blended carefully to address certain issues, and the right blend for people suffering from insomnia is Serenity, doTERRA’s Calming Blend.

Serenity (Calming Blend)

dōTERRA Serenity™ essential oil is the perfect blend to diffuse at bedtime for a restful night’s sleep, to calm a restless baby or child, or to help reduce the worry and stress so many of us feel. dōTERRA Serenity combines the soothing scents of Lavender, Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, and Ylang Ylang with the warming aromas of Hawaiian Sandalwood and Vanilla Bean to create a prized essential oil blend that every home, family, and individual needs. 


• Creates a perfect escape with its calming, renewing fragrance
• Promotes relaxation
• Diffuses into a subtle aroma, ideal for relaxation

• Lessens feelings of tension and calms emotions