Ever since life got this busy, sleep’s become invaluable. It is treasured even. I mean, even right now, without any context, doesn’t sleep sound wonderful? How happy we would be if we could sneak in a nap every here and there during the week? Sadly, our schedules prevent us from such a luxury. In fact, we’re lucky to even receive the recommended amount of sleep. You’d be surprised to know that over 40 million Americans report admit having a sleeping problem like insomnia, sleep apnea, and night terrors.
However, there’s actually a very easy way you can help yourself get the best rest possible; maybe even get rid of your sleeping disorders.
Now, the way you approach the matter is simple, help your mind rest and your body relax completely by storing either or all of the following five different plants in your bedroom. Yup, that’s right, all you need to do is pot a plant, no gimmick.
In addition to looking just absolutely beautiful and adding a bit of personality to your room, lavenders slow your heart rate which helps reduce stress and anxiety. Lavender essential oils are essentially marketed because of the plants’ potent calming and soothing properties. Having a plant in your room keeps you calm and relaxed throughout the night, helping you to sleep a bit easier and quicker.
Skin care’s probably the first thing that comes to mind when you mention Aloe Vera. Or perhaps you were advised to rub aloe on a burn? Aloe Vera does these and so much more. In fact, it’s one of the most useful plants out there. But talking about it helping sleep, studies have shown that the plant releases a great deal of oxygen at night. The elevated levels of oxygen in the air can help fight insomnia and help your body relax throughout your slumber.
Sansevieria trifasciata, or the viper’s bowstring hemp, as the plant is also referred to as, is a species of flowering plant native to tropical West Africa. Today this plant is widely used as an ornamental plant. And is common in households all across the world. But you’ll be glad to hear that it does much more than spice up your interior décor. Like aloe vera, the snake plant also releases a ton of oxygen during the night. That boost of oxygen really does wonders for your body, by making breathing much easier.
Ivy is an absolute godsend when it comes to filtering out toxins in the air. And on top of that, it is very easy to grow. English Ivy can reduce airborne mold by up to 94 percent. The plant not only soaks up all the toxins in the air but also emits wonderful amounts of healthy oxygen.
Jasmines are beautiful fragrant flowers that are a wonderful addition to any room regardless of benefits. But thank god that this plant not only makes your room smell great, but also contains within its scent several natural healing properties. In fact, throughout history jasmine has been used to help with sleep and as a calming agent.
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