A good night’s sleep is very important to all of us, and stress and anxiety can cause a lot of sleep related issues. Unfortunately, a lot of people suffers from insomnia, sleep disturbances or sleep apnea. To this, there could be a simple solution. Bringing potted plants into a living space to liven it up has been used by interior decorators for years, but did you know that the plants can also be a powerful filter that purifies the air around you?
House plants can not only improve your sleep but also can help with the overall health.
Here are the top bedroom plants for better sleep.
Lavender is a well-known plant that induces sleep thanks to it soothing fragrance. Lavender lowers stress levels and blood pressure and effectively relieves anxiety and stress. It also slows the heart rate and provides a calm atmosphere in the bedroom, perfect for rest and sleep!
Aloe Vera induces sleep by purifying the air. During the night, the Aloe Vera plant will provide oxygen, which will help insomnia and provide the needed peace to fall asleep. Aloe reproduces easily so you will soon have an Aloe plant for all the rooms in your house if you just buy one. Keep it on your bedroom windowsill as it does need a lot of direct sunlight.
Spider plant just like aloe Vera is an air purifier. Spider plant has an ability to remove harmful formaldehyde from the air (approx. 90%) you breathe with efficiency. For fresher air, while you get your shut-eye, keep a spider plant or two on a bedroom shelf or in the window.
Jasmine’s scent is well known for its relaxing properties. The plant has sedative properties that have a positive impact on sleep quality. The dispensing of jasmine fragrance leads to greater sleep efficiency and reduced sleep movement. Keep one jasmine pot near your bed or in the window.
Snake plant’s simple green-and-yellow leaves can fit nicely with any decor. It has air purifying abilities like aloe vera and spider plant. The snake plant emits oxygen during the nighttime, making your bedroom’s air fresh and clean. Snake plants also release oxygen at night reducing headaches and respiratory problems.
English ivy has been known to improve symptoms of allergies or asthma as it has the power to clean up to 94% of airborne faeces and 78% of airborne mould. This plant is a trailing plant, so keep it on a tall shelf or in a hanging basket.
Like the jasmine, gardenia features big white flowers and an intoxicating fragrance that is incomparable– not to mention it also has sedative effect. The sweet smell of gardenia flowers has the same effectiveness as that of valium in relaxing the body and brain. So instead of relying on sleeping pills, keeping a gardenia in your bedroom or outside your bedroom window could help you sleep more effectively.