Some people take medication to help them sleep; others may listen to relaxing music and meditate as they try to relax their body. Did you know that keeping some plants closer to you when you sleep can help get rid of insomnia? These plants clean the air in your bedroom; making it feel a little more refreshing to breathe.
When you can breathe better at night while you sleep, you will have a more productive day at the office. Instead of feeling sluggish and tired, you will be energetic and excited about the day. In most situations, the reason that you are having issues falling to sleep is that your day is filled with stress and anxiety. If you are able to decrease the amount of stress that you have in your life by simply filling your living space with plants that can purify the air that you breathe, you will feel a whole lot better in the long run.
I used to have insomnia, but after I brought a few plants into my bedroom, I began to feel a lot better. In this article, I will introduce you to some of the plants that can help you fall asleep as well as tell you a little bit about how they can help you.
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is known most for its ability to heal cuts and burns, but it is also a plant that is useful for improving the quality to the air. After the sun sets at night, this plant starts releasing oxygen into the air. Sleeping in a room with more oxygen will help you drift off much quicker.
It is a plant that does not need a lot of care. It can grow in the dark, go without water, and basically be ignored. In addition, it also reproduces rather quickly.
This is a lovely smelling plant that is known for its ability to bring calm and relaxation to your body. The scent lowers your anxiety, which means that you will be able to sleep better with the plant in your bedroom.
Since this plant is able to reduce your stress levels, you should be able to sleep through the night with much less tossing and turning, which means that you will be more alert during the day.
Lavender is another flower that has a powerful scent. It originates in the hillsides of France. Lavender is said to slow your heart rate and lower your stress and anxiety, which can help you fall to sleep more easily and reduce the amount of time that your body requires to wake up.
Lavender plants like full sun and well-drained soil, so if you can find a window where it will get sunlight for the majority of the day, it will thrive.
4. Snake Plants
Snake plants are a popular indoor plant because they are very easy to care for without giving them a lot of attention. In fact, this plant does not need to be watered more than once every two to three weeks.
This type of plant fills the room with oxygen at night, but it also filters out the pollutants and carbon dioxide that are already in the air.
5. English Ivy
English Ivy is another great plant for improving the air quality in your home. It is effective at purifying mold and other airborne pollutants that are in the air in less than a day. It is also a great tool to use for individuals with asthma or severe allergies.
The plant requires very little light, making it a simple plant to maintain and care for. In addition, the leaves are poisonous to children and pets, so be careful where you place it.
6. Peace Lily
Peace lilies are a great option when you are having issues falling to sleep. Sometimes a dry, itchy throat keeps you up all night. Well, this plant is able to add some moisture to the air that will help clear that dryness up so that you can sleep.
It is also a very beautiful plant that does not require a lot of care. It likes partial shade and to be watered once a week, so it should be comfortable anywhere in your bedroom.
If you are having trouble sleeping or the quality of your sleep is poor, the scent of gardenia will help you. In fact, a recent study has shown that this flower is almost as relieving anxiety and helping you sleep as valium, which shows that it is quite effective.
Gardenia does not like direct sunlight, they prefer acidic soil, and they don’t like to be in temperatures above 70 degrees Fahrenheit, so you may want to have a bit of a green thumb if you choose this plant.
The blooms of this plant were used in perfumes during the 16th century. Roman physicians were using the roots of this plant to help their patients fall asleep, so if you place the plant in your bedroom, it will have the same effect today. It is also often mixed with other sleep remedies to help cure insomnia.
9. Gerbera Daisy
These daisies are a favorite for anyone who is suffering from seasonal allergies or sleep apnea. During the night, these plants release oxygen into the air. Increasing the level of oxygen that you are breathing at night, makes it easier to fall asleep quickly.
This is also a very difficult plant to care for. The roots can get fungal disease easily, so you will need to make sure that it gets the bright light that it wants without the heat.
10. Golden Pothos
Golden Pothos is an excellent plant to place in your bedroom if you are living in a city or a place where pollution can easily come into your home. This plant can clean nearly 70 percent of all of the pollutants that are in the air as quickly as a day. Just be careful because the plant is mildly toxic, which means it should be kept out of reach of children and pets.