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SEE For Yourself on Monday - Sleep Well

Get scentsational sleep by using aromatherapy. Lemon balm or lavender oil can reduce stress and anxiety and support sound sleep. A 2005 study in the journal Chronobiology International found that intermittent exposure to lavender oil during sleep increased participants' depth of sleep, leading them to awaken more quickly and with increased vigor. Stop by the SEE today from 1-3 pm in the Breezeway to smell some scents and a chance to win a sound pillow.

Essential Oils can be used for more than helping you get your 8 hours in. If you’re trying to quit smoking, using aromatherapy can be an additional help in the tough battle to quit smoking. In combination with other smoking cessation methods, using the different aromatherapy oils can reduce the cravings for nicotine and provide a sense of calm in its place. There are a number of different essential oils that may help reduce the craving, including peppermint, cinnamon, and black pepper. See what helps you on your journey to be smoke-free. And if you’d like more information about being smoke-free check out HKB on the breezeway from 11-2pm today!

Got Stress? Studies have shown Eucalyptus eases stress and calms the body and mind, while Spearmint can ease mental fatigue and stress. Another way to relieve some stress is to get a weekly back-rub from Stressbusters at the MSE library, from 8-10 pm. If you are a fan of Stressbusters let us know by liking us!