We know lemons provide a fresh scent when we cut them open, but lemons also provide a number of health benefits, by having them near you while you sleep.
1. Better breathing
Because lemons are full of anti-oxidants, they can help you breathe better. If you have a stuffy nose, breathing in the scent of the lemons will help clear your nose and help you sleep.
2. Stress relief
Lemons work as aromatherapy. The scent of lemon is associated with cleanliness, so aromatherapists use the tie-in with cleanliness to help people purge feelings of imperfection, impurity and to build up their confidence. So, the smell of citrus relaxes your brain waves and emotions.
3. Increased energy
Having lemons on your bedside can even make waking up in the morning less painful. Although waking up in the morning can be extremely hard, the smell of lemons can boost your brain’s serotonin levels, making you more eager to get up in the morning.
4. Better blood pressure
Because of a lemon's strong antidepressant properties, it increases positive moods and restores the balance of your emotions. The scent of lemons is also a tonic for the heart, resulting in a decrease in blood pressure. It protects against heart palpitations, tachycardia, and heart attacks.