Are you tired of waking up for work each morning feeling more tired than when you fell asleep? Instead of reaching for your morning coffee, try lighting up one of these scents as soon as you wake up.
Cinnamon – It’s one of the coziest scents out there — but this sweet-smelling spice can also boost your brain power. Lighting a cinnamon scented candle improves cognitive functions like visual-motor response, working memory and attention span.
Citrus -Scents like lemon, grapefruit and orange are well-known for their ability to boost energy and alertness. In addition, after catching a scent of citrus, your body will automatically begin to produce serotonin, a ‘happy’ hormone. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, so it has the ability to transfer signals from different parts of the brain. When serotonin relays messages to the brain, your mood automatically changes. Goodbye morning grumpyness.
Vanilla – When it comes to our happiness levels, vanilla is where it’s at. Researchers found that vanilla scents elevate feelings of joy and relaxation.
Peppermint– Improves cognitive stamina, motivation and overall performance. Known for invigorating the mind, it’s especially useful to light while studying. Feeling a little under the weather? It is even possible to trick your brain into thinking that it alleviates stuffy nasal passages.
Jasmine – This floral scent also has serious mood perks. The smell of jasmine create a sense of alertness, and it also helps to alleviate depressive thoughts.