Both are thought to have effects on the brain that make it easier for you to fall asleep. No, not alcohol, which can interfere with sleep. That’s why it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor before trying this remedy. It’s important to note, however, that some research suggests that the use of lavender essential oils may affect sex hormones in the body (including estrogen and androgen) and lead to unintended side effects, according to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Not only is the plant beautiful, it can even help you fall asleep, either through herbal tea or extract oil.