Well it seems there is some substance to all my praise and yakking about Jasmine. Two German researchers found that jasmine's fragrance has the same affect on us as Valium – which means a whole lot of relaxing is going on when you get a whiff of it.
I am very fond of floral scents. Frangapani, lavender, and jasmine to name a few. I find that they are soothing scents if they're not too strong. So, I marched myself to my local Co-op to buy some jasmine oil. I subjected Nick to it by leaving a little dab on a tissue near the bed. He didn't mind the smell – whether or not it helped him relax and sleep is questionable.
Then I found some patches that you put on at night when you sleep. They're made by a Vermont company, Naturopatch of Vermont. (My friend Caryn, gave me some for rest and stress for Christmas.)