Your insomnia isn’t something you should ignore, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that sleep deprivation is a common issue these days.
Meditation and relaxation techniques are some of the solutions people try to improve their sleep. They buy expensive mattresses, drink banana tea or take sleep medication. None of this works and actually makes the situation even worse.
We suggest that you go all natural, and keep a few plants in your home. Yes, most plants release carbon dioxide at night, but there are a few plants that release oxygen.
Indoor plants provide the following benefits:
- Better air quality
- Reduced stress
- Less anxiety
- Better smell
- Headache relief
- Boosted mood
- Cold/illness prevention
- Improved brain function
- Improved sleep
The best plants for your bedroom
According to NASA, you can improve the quality of the air you breathe and your sleep by placing a few plants in your bedroom. We give you the top 5:
1. Aloe Vera
It’s low-maintenance and provides a lot of benefits. NASA listed it as one of the greatest air-purifying plants. Aloe Vera releases oxygen at night, and helps those dealing with insomnia.
The ‘plant of immortality’ reproduces easily, and you can also use it to treat numerous health problems.
Lavender reduces anxiety and stress, slows your heart rate, helps you sleep better and even calms crying babies.
This exotic plant has an excellent smell. It improves the quality of your sleep, your alertness and productivity. Smell it to “kill” your anxiety.
4. English Ivy
It’s the best air-purifying plant as confirmed by NASA. English Ivy has great effect in those dealing with asthma and breathing problems at night. It reduces airborne mold by 94%. Contaminants trigger asthma, allergies and other respiratory issues. keep this in your house to improve the quality of your sleep.
5. Snake plant
Snake plants are easy to grow and make your home look pretty. This plant improves the quality of the air you breathe and filter oxygen. Studies show that snake plant prevents eye irritation, respiratory issues, headaches and improves your productivity.
If this list is too short, do your own research and bring some great plants in your home. Look for Chinese evergreen, Peace Lily, Chrysanthemum, Valerian, Chamomile, and California Poppy.
Chamomile is a powerful medicinal herb. Dried chamomile flowers contain terpenoids and flavonoids which give this plant its great healing effect. You can use it to relieve numerous conditions and sleep well at night. Chamomile helps those with nerve issues, anxiety and nightmares. Make yourself a nice cup of chamomile tea or use it as aromatherapy.
The quality of your air is of great importance for your overall health. Mold and airborne contaminants trigger diseases and you end up dealing with severe symptoms.
Keep a few plants in your home to optimize your health and sleep better.