Sleeplessness can take a toll on our overall health and well-being. It affects how our minds function, our ability to communicate, our reactions times, and even our physical health. It is true, sleeping is essential! A good night’s sleep is necessary in order to be productive, mentally sharp, and physically healthy. Are you struggling with sleep? Try filling your house with fragrant, beautiful flowers and plants. Not only will they bring life to your living space, but they’ll also fill the air with scents that promote relaxation and improve sleep. Here are 10 plants for your bedroom that will help you sleep better:
Lavender is probably the most well-know flower that exists! Its fragrance certainly seems to be a favorite among the masses. Research shows that the scent of lavender eases anxiety and insomnia by slowing down the heart, reducing blood pressure levels, and stress. It also soothes the respiratory system, making breathing for stress relief easier. It is simple, gentle, and aromatic. Try it out!
This exotic plant has been proven to also help reduce anxiety and increase your quality of sleep. Studies have show that the quality sleep influence by jasmine leads to increased alertness and productivity! With many different colors of jasmine to choose from, adding this pretty plant to your home is rewarding and relaxing.
A lovely and popular choice for the bedroom! Its aromatic blossoms will help you sleep well, and through the night! Some reports have suggested that the influence of gardenias is as effective as Valium in reducing anxiety. I know, it sounds crazy, but what have you got to lose? Try it! Find out for yourself.
4. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is as soothing to the mind as it is to the skin. NASA has listed Aloe Vera as one of the best air-improving plants! The lovely succulent emits oxygen at night, increasing the flow within your bedroom/home, which in turn helps you to sleep soundly. Plus, they are easy to maintain, and don’t require a whole lot of care! What more could you ask for?
For centuries, valerian has been used for many different purposes, ranging from beauty to medicinal purposes. The fragrant nature of its blooming flowers made it a good choice for making perfumes. And in Roman times, doctors and philosophers would prescribe valerian root tea as a cure for insomnia. Current research proves that inhaling the scent of the blooms or ingesting valerian tea (and/or extract) is extremely relaxing and assists in aiding sleep.
6. English Ivy
English Ivy is another air purifying plant that is used by NASA! It is simple to care for, as it needs very little attention and sunlight. Its air purifying properties helps with allergies, allergens, and asthma. The plant helps to boost the immune system, and improves sleep quality. Try one out! But beware; it IS toxic to pets and children, so be cautious!
7. Spider Plant
Another one! The spider plant is another air purifying plant that NASA advocates for. However, this bad boy is a little more efficient! Research shows that this plant is effective at removing 90% of the potentially cancer causing chemical formaldehyde from the air. It not only cleanses the air, but it also absorbs odors, and increases oxygen levels. It’s smart to have one of these plants around the house, it will help you sleep better, and will improve the air quality in your home, overall!
Bamboo plants are like natural air fresheners! They filter out air-borne smells and toxins, turning it into cleaner, fresher air. It’s an exotic plant that will bring a tropical feel to your home!
9. Snake Plant
The snake plant is impossible to kill! It requires very little maintenance, and is easy to care for. Some research has shown that keeping a snake plant in your room can help fend off issues such as eye irritation, respiratory issues, and headaches. It is also recommended for improving poor indoor air quality. The purer air quality leads to a better night’s sleep.
10. Peace Lily
Like the spider plant, the peace lily is very effective at removing the cancer-causing chemical formaldehyde from the air! In addition, it helps to keep dry rooms moist by upping the humidity level by 5 percent. It’s like having a natural humidifier in your bedroom! Ultimately, this helps with congestion and increases oxygen intake, which helps you fall asleep faster and keep you sleeping sounder.