Indoor plants don’t only add a fresh and calming aesthetic to any room. They also boast of a myriad of benefits such as indoor air purification, stress relief, noise reduction, airborne germs suppression, natural medication, and better sleep, to name a few.
To sleep better, here are some of the sleep-inducing indoor plants you can add to your bedroom:
A jasmine plant’s small, white flowers give off a sweet scent that can lift up the mood, calm the mind, alleviate stress and anxiety, and lull anyone to sleep, thus, improving sleep quality. This plant is also recommended for people suffering from depression.
The aloe vera plant isn’t only great for providing relief for sunburn and other skin issues; it also works effectively in purifying toxins like benzene and formaldehyde from the air. By promoting indoor air purification, it can give you a better good night’s sleep.
Don’t let its name bother you. The snake plant is one of the best indoor plants you can add to your bedroom. Besides being an insanely low-maintenance plant, it’s also included in NASA’s list of top 10 air-purifying plants. It helps people with breathing issues.
The valerian, an indoor flowering plant, doesn’t only have visually-appealing flowers; it also boasts of sleep-inducing properties. According to different studies, the scent of valerian can provide a cure for insomnia and increase the duration of quality sleep as well.
It’s no secret that lavender is synonymous with relaxing. Its distinct aroma reduces anxiety, aids in relaxation, and lowers blood pressure. In fact, back in the ancient times, people would fill their pillows with lavender flowers and leaves to sleep better each night.
Gerbera daisies are known as one of the most effective air-purifying plants. Unlike most plants that release oxygen during the day, gerberas continue to produce high levels of oxygen at night while removing harmful toxins in the air, making a great sleep aid.
Like the snake plant and gerberas, the peace lily also made it to the list of NASA-approved air-purifying plants. Besides cleaning indoor air, it also increases a room’s humidity by 5% which leads to healthy breathing while asleep. It fights airborne bacteria too.
Also referred to as Cape jasmine, gardenia is commonly used for its natural sedative purposes. Its flowers and crocetin content help relieve anxiety and induce extremely deep and restful sleep by mimicking the effects of mood-enhancing medications like valium.
This kitchen staple is both effective in cooking and sleeping. In fact, the rosemary is found to help people sleep well and have vivid dreams. Because of its unique quality, this perennial herb is often added to herbal sleep pillows and also used in aromatherapy.
Address your sleeping woes with something you love – plants. Bring out your long-unused pots and planters and start incorporating the above sleep-inducing indoor plants to your bedroom décor. Wishing you zzz’s and a good night’s sleep with plants tonight!
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