6 Extraordinary Things That Happen When You Put A Lemon On Your Nightstand
When we talk about lemons, we think directly about lemon water and its various health benefits. However, the benefits of lemon do not stop at its mere consumption, its smell can also have positive effects on the human body and the environment around it.
Apart from consuming lemon, this powerful fruit can act as a cleaning solution, a beauty solution, and even a teeth whitening solution. But in addition to these uses, the simple fact of sleeping next to a salted lemon on your bedside table can also make you enjoy some benefits.
The effect of lemon smell on the human body
Odors can have a significant effect on our physical, emotional and mental well-being. This is partly because the “odorous” receptors in our nose communicate with parts of our brain.
The mere inhalation of the lemon smell, allows the body to enjoy its beneficial homeopathic benefits. Some of these include decreased anxiety levels, reduced stress, a general feeling of calm, and increased alertness. In a study published in Psychoneuroendocrinology, the lemon smell helps improve mood compared to water and lavender.
The scent of lemon also contributes to the increase in concentration and a decrease in the level of stress. Indeed, according to the results of a study relayed by our colleagues in the Guardian and conducted by Takasago, the largest Japanese producer of perfumes, found that computer users made 54% fewer typos when the workplace was scented with lemon, 33% less errors when they smelled of jasmine. 20% fewer errors with lavender in the air.
Moreover and according to a study, the smell of citrus can stimulate the production of serotonin, called the hormone of happiness, which could thus favor a peaceful night of sleep.
The lemon smell can also prevent nausea and vomiting in pregnant women. According to a study published in the Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, the lemon scent has been shown to be effective in reducing nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.
Other benefits of the lemon smell
Although most of the benefits of sleeping with a lemon cut near the bed are related to health, there are also some other benefits. One of them is to keep ants away from your bed and from the room where you have dropped the lemon slices. Also, simply rub sliced lemon slices, near or around possible entries. The strong lemon smell will disturb the path of ants that will completely avoid this area.
It is the same for mosquitoes, which can be chased by the lemon smell. This method can be more effective by adding cloves.
Lemon also acts as a natural air freshener and deodorizer that repels odors and disinfects air without the use of artificial deodorants that contain chemicals. So, even if this lemon is on your bedside table, it plays a dual role: cool the air around you and provide natural aromatherapy.