5 Plants For Your Bedroom To Help You Sleep Much Better
There is nothing more annoying than tossing and turning all night, before being awoken by the sound of your alarm clock – just minutes after you finally managed to fall asleep. These sleepless nights can take their toll on our energy, mood, productivity, and overall quality of life.
One way to ensure a better quality of sleep is to fill your home with beautiful plants. Not only do they look great and bring vitality and life to your living space, but also they can have fantastic relaxing and purifying benefits – which in turn can promote a healthy sleeping pattern.
Moreover, with stress and anxiety causing half of all insomnia issues, it is a good idea to fill your home and bedroom with a variety of plants that have a calming effect. After all, studies clearly show that spending time in nature reduces stress levels, so why not simply bring nature indoors?
In addition, poor air quality from pollution, odors, and molds can impact our breathing, thus making a good night’s sleep seem next to impossible. The good news is there are a variety of plants that can cleanse the air while you sleep – in fact, NASA did a whole study on it!
This article includes 5 most effective plants that can improve the feel of your bedroom and your quality of sleep.
1.English ivy plant
A study carried out by NASA included English Ivy as the number one best air-purifying plant.
English ivy may be particularly beneficial to those who suffer from asthma or breathing problems at night. Studies have shown that having English ivy in the home helps to reduce airborne mold by up to 94%! Since contaminants in the air are a major trigger of allergies, asthma, and other breathing problems, this affordable plant may help to significantly improve the quality of sleep
Note: It is toxic to kids and pets, so make sure to keep it out of their reach!
It is probably the most well-known of all plants when it comes to inducing sleep and reducing anxiety levels.
In one study, lavender scents shown to slow down heart rate, lower blood pressure, and levels of stress.
Furthermore, the smell of lavender reduced crying in babies, sending them into a deeper sleep while simultaneously reducing stress in both mother and child.
Jasmine plant has been shown in one study to reduce anxiety levels, leading to a greater quality of sleep.
Not only that, but this study suggests that the positive effects of such a high-quality sleep bring about increased alertness and productivity during the day.
The Wheeling Jesuit University conducted a study that has proven the efficacy of jasmine as a natural sleeping aid. Positive effects include the quality of sleep, reduced anxiety and improved mood upon awakening.
It is one of the most recommended plants for improving indoor air quality. Snake plant is actually recommended as a great “filter” to improve oxygen purity in your home.
It is perfect for the bedroom with low maintenance and cost since it is easy to care for plant. What is great about this plant is that it releases oxygen at night whilst simultaneously taking in carbon dioxide – something we naturally produce when breathing out.
5.Aloe vera plant
Aloe vera is an excellent indoor plant because it has a host of benefits AND is easy to keep alive! Aloe vera was listed as one of NASA’s top air-improving plants and has been shown to release oxygen at night. Increased oxygen supply at night may help with insomnia and improve the overall quality of sleep.
Aloe vera is also known as the ‘plant of immortality’ and can be reproduced easily. Spread this popular medicinal plant all over you house for maximum benefits!
In addition, you can use the gel from the Aloe vera leaves as a topical treatment for insect bites, dry skin, minor cuts and burns, and a lot more. It is simply a ‘must-have’ plant in every home.