Sweet Roses Make For Sweet Dreams

Beautiful, fragrant roses make most people happy, and now research is suggesting that fragrant roses may also make our sleep happier by stimulating happy dreams. Researchers in Germany analyzed the sleep patterns of 15 women for one month. Scents of rotten eggs, fragrant roses, and no scent were pumped under their noses during their dream cycle while they slept. Researchers then woke up the women and asked them to record their dreams.

Although the women didn't dream about rotten eggs or roses, the study did show that there was a correlation between positive dreams and the fragrant rose smell and negative dreams and the rotten egg smell. Researchers are now considering another experiment using roses to help alleviate the stress of people who have frequent nightmares.

For more information on this study, go to: The Telegraph.

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