Marc Schoen, PhD, uses essential oil associations and sleep to alleviate fears, reports The Huffington Post.

It’s no secret that fear increases pain and suffering from any health problem. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could just sleep away our fears? What if there was a way to conquer our fears that involved nothing more taxing than lying down calmly to sleep at night?

It sounds preposterous, but a recent study in online medical journal Nature Neuroscience found that it is indeed possible to change people’s fear reactions while they sleep.