You have probably experienced difficulty getting to sleep at one point or another in your life. Bad sleep means low energy, poor health, and just plain dragging yourself through the day.
People who spend a lot of time in nature tend to manage stress and anxiety better, two factors that contribute to many sleeping issues.
Did you know that putting a little nature in your room can also help?
Here are 13 plants that help you fall asleep.
Snake Plant (Mother-in-Law’s Tongue)
Thin plants are one of the best plants to have in your home if you wish to purify the air. Snake plants will work around the clock to remove harmful compounds from the air. They also don’t look too bad either!
Unlike most plants, snake plants also exhale oxygen during the night instead of absorbing it, so your sleeping quarters are rich in oxygen. In addition to providing air purification, this product offers an extra level of relief.
If you plan to use this plant indoors, you should be fine even though it is classified as an invasive plant in many places. Because it is very effective in removing dust and allergens from the air, it is ideal for use in the bedroom.
This plant is actually one that is taken into space by astronauts because of its ability to purify air. However, you have to remember that it’s poisonous. That’s why you shouldn’t eat it and make sure no children or pets get to touch it.
Many people are unaware of the unique properties of the peace lily, in addition to its beauty. It can remove two dangerous compounds from your home’s air: benzene and formaldehyde.
Adding a bit of humidity will also help restore a bit of humidity to rooms that are too dry, usually between 5 and 10%. You might need just that much to get relief from a dry mouth or dry skin.
Besides that, when you own a whole-house humidity control system, you won’t need any air humidifiers, nor will you have to pay for electricity.
Furthermore, these peace lilies can also be maintained very easily. Once a week, you only need to water them.
Compared to most of the plants on this list, this tropical plant will add a different vibe to your bedroom. All you need to do is keep it moist and expose it to partial sunlight, and it will purify the air for you and remove unwanted odors.
Most people know that aloe vera is good for more than sleeping. The gel may help you heal skin injuries quicker, you may drink it to help you digest food more efficiently, and the list goes on.
Aloe vera is also widely used as a bedroom plant, although this use is less known. The reason aloe vera is beneficial is because it exhales oxygen so a greater volume of oxygen is in the air as the sun goes down. Hence, if you’re suffering from a sleep problem like sleep apnea you will have an easier time sleeping.
There’s practically no maintenance to be done on it, making it one of the easiest plans to maintain.
There is no better flower to grow for a pleasant feel than a gardenia. Their fragrance and appearance are very similar to jasmine, as well as their effect on the individual.
Simply inhaling the perfume will calm you, leaving you relaxed and very easy to sleep. As an eco-friendly and natural alternative to sleeping pills, some people even use gardenias and jasmine to deal with sleep issues.
While the plant’s name may seem weird, it is a powerful force. Most of the air pollutants, especially formaldehyde, can be removed by this device. You shouldn’t have to be a green thumb to take care of these plants because they’re easy to take care of as well as low maintenance. The spider plant is a great addition to any bedroom!
It’s always nice to have a plant that helps you sleep which also happens to look beautiful. The aloe vera plant is much like this in that it releases more oxygen into your bedroom as night falls.
A lot of people with sleeping disorders find this very helpful as they are taking in less oxygen than the average person, so the more oxygenated air gives them some relief.
Golden pothos are easy to grow and you can grow them in a container that you hang from your ceiling. My personal preference is to add a couple to the corners of my ceiling because it brightens up the room and has exceptional formaldehyde and benzene removal properties.
If you live in an area where there are traffic, smog, smoke, or other particulates in the air, you may want to consider placing it near a window.
I consider jasmine to be one of my favorite plants. The sweetness of the jasmine’s sweet scent has been proven to have a soothing effect on people as they try to fall asleep. Whenever I pass it on the street, I make sure to stop and smell its beautiful white flowers. Jasmine has been shown to make people less likely to toss and turn as well as help them get to sleep quicker.
Jasmine flowers can also be used to create a great essential oil that aids in some more serious health issues like depression or anxiety.
Lavender is used in a variety of ways including essential oils, beverages, and candles. Many people enjoy watching this because it has a calming effect on them. Research has demonstrated that even the smell of lavender helps calm babies down and help them sleep better.
Lavender’s soothing power extends beyond childhood. It’s a great scent for your home during the day to calm you down before you go to sleep.
Studies have proven Valerian’s effects on sleep and relaxation through scientific testing. Since ancient times, its roots have been used as a treatment for insomnia and anxiety. In addition, it is added to many other natural sleep remedies as an additive.
The plant is quite decorative, and will help to prepare you for sleep as well as beautify your room.
Red Edged Dracaena
This striking red-spiked house plant adds vibrancy and color to your room with its striking red leaves. Additionally, it removes many common air pollutants.
But since it can grow up to 15 feet tall, you shouldn’t give it that much light as it can grow quite large for most bedrooms!
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