Plants That Help You Sleep
One way to ensure a better quality of sleep is by enlisting the help of plants! Yes they look great, but that's not the only thing they bring to the table!
Jasmine has a soothing effect on mind and body, some studies have suggested it reduces anxiety levels which would lead to a better sleeping environment. The aroma from a jasmine plant is sweet, making it an excellent addition to your bedroom.
Probably one of the most well known plants when it comes to aiding with sleep and reducing anxiety. The scent has been shown to lower heart rate, blood pressure and stress levels.
There are a huge variety of lavender scented products, though you can't beat a stunning lavender plant placed on your bedside.
Years ago this plant used to get stuffed into pillows to help you sleep!
Mostly known for its beauty benefits, aloe vera also purifies the toxic benzene and formaldehyde from the air in your bedroom, aiding towards a good nights sleep.
It's ridiculously easy to look after, so ideal for those with a busy lifestlye. You can even take from its beauty benefits through a simple snap of the leaf!
Before you know it, you'll most likely find yourself with an aloe vera plant in every room as it reproduces very easily.
Similar to aloe vera, the snake plant is a natural air purifier due to it emitting oxygen whilst also taking in carbon dioxide, something we produce when we breathe.
The snake plant is also a great choice as it helps filter out common household toxins.
This hardy plant is easy to care for and requires little attention.
Yet another excellent cleanser of air, the spider plant is also known to absorb unpleasant odours and fumes.
Continuing the theme of purifying air, the English ivy is known to remove 94% of airborne faeces and 78% of airborune mould in just 12 hours of being placed in the room.
Mould can effect your sleeping environment so it's well worth considering this plant.
Bare in mind this plant is toxic to children and pets, so keep it out of reach.
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