Scores of people do not get enough sleep with a huge percentage suffering from insomnia and related conditions. Stress and anxiety are among the various factors known to affect a person's ability to sleep well, as well as productivity and mood at work. Breathing clean, fresh air can however be a remedy for all this. Fresh air helps to rejuvenate body cells while making it easier for the brain to process and manage stressful conditions. In addition to this, breathing fresh air promotes good quality sleep, a reason many people have taken to keeping living plants in their homes for air purification among other benefits.
Plants work by releasing more oxygen into the air, as well as take out toxic compounds and gases from the environment. This translates to richer and fresher air in the house. Introducing plants to your bedroom could be the solution you have been looking to get good quality sleep. Some of the best plants for this purpose are outlined below.
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera has long been used to treat various health conditions and illnesses. Its ability to heal burns and cuts has made aloe vera among the most popular herbs today. Aloe vera also does an excellent job in air purification. It particularly releases more oxygen into the air during the night, meaning more oxygen for you as you try to drift off. The best thing with aloe vera is that it can be grown in almost any environment whether there's light or not. It also doesn’t require much attention too.
Jasmine is a notable plant and especially in aromatherapy. It produces fragrances capable of calming and bringing a sense of relaxation to both the body and the mind. Jasmine is also known to contain properties that help alleviate anxiety and stress, hence the perfect remedy for anyone suffering from sleeplessness. Having the jasmine herb in your bedroom should help you wake up feeling rested and ready to take on the day's activities.
Initially found in France, Lavender produces fragrances that contain compounds capable of lowering stress levels and anxiety, as well as slow down your heart rate. These come particularly in handy for individuals who suffer from intense anxiety and sleeplessness. Unlike aloe vera, the lavender herb needs plenty of sunlight and soil to grow healthy. You should therefore consider placing it at a spot close to the window to help it get as much sunlight as possible.
4. Snake Plant
The snake plant is one of the most popular plants in many homes today. This herb grows well even in dark rooms and doesn’t require much attention to grow. In addition to this, the herb releases oxygen at night while using up any carbon dioxide in the air. This thus leaves you drunk with oxygen which enables body cells to rejuvenate at night. This will be a positive when your head hits your Sleep Country mattress.
5. English Ivy
English ivy is an excellent addition to the house and especially if dealing with pollutants and mold. The herb helps get rid of these pollutants effectively leaving you with fresh air. It is also recommended for individuals who suffer from severe allergies and asthma. Like most other indoor plants, English ivy requires minimal attention though needs to be placed away from children and pet reach. This is because its leaves are poisonous.
You can also create a hobby out of caring for these plants as well. Knowing you have a plant to take care of can be fulfilling and especially when you already understand its benefits.