Do you have trouble sleeping? Sleep deficiency is a huge problem these days. We are too stressed to get a decent sleep, and we don’t even have enough time to take a nap. Insufficient sleep affects our mood and alert.
Experts at the National Sleep Association explain that 50-70 million US adults are diagnosed with sleep disorders. Insomnia and lack of sleep are common issues.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that insufficient sleep is actually a “public health problem.”
Getting proper sleep is important for overall health. You can improve your sleep quality by bringing 12 plants inside your home.
These plants are decorative and they also clean your air. Use them to get rid of toxins and chemicals. NASA conducted a study to determine the real power of these 12 plants in the bedroom. The results are impressive.
- Peace Lily
Peace Lily removes trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, and benzene from the air. It increases humidity and “kills” airborne microbes that give you allergies.
Keep this plant in your bedroom to treat your irritated dry nose and dry throat. These can give you sleeping disorders, too.
- Gerbera daisies
Gerbera Daisies cleanse the air and release oxygen. This plant is helpful in cases of allergies and apnea.
Lavender relaxes your body and mind. Its great aroma will help you deal with anxiety, hypertension, and stress. It will also regulate your heart rate and help you sleep better. It’s great for newborns and their mommies.
- Golden Pothos
Golden Pothos has heart-shaped leaves. It needs enough sunlight and make sure you water it once a week.
Jasmine plant is beautiful and smells great. It treats anxiety and sleep issues. Use it to decorate your bedroom, and soothe your body and mind.
- Snake plant (Mother-in-Law’s Tongue)
It cleanses the air and “soaks up” carbon dioxide. The snake plant will give you enough fresh and clean air, and you will sleep like a baby. It’s great for eliminating household toxins.
- Bamboo palm
Bamboo palm likes shady spots and regular watering. It keeps the air in your bedroom clean and fresh.
- Spider plant
The spider plant cleanses the air and removes 90% of formaldehyde from the air. Formaldehyde is a common “ingredient” in household products. It helps you remove bad smells and fumes while keeping the oxygen at the right level.
Valerian has been used for centuries. Ancient Romans liked it, and Galen used it to treat insomnia. According to researchers, smelling Valerian can help you sleep better. Keep it at the window and use it in your bedtime baths.
- English Ivy
English Ivy relieves the symptoms of allergies and asthma known to cause sleep disorders. Experts at the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology reported that English Ivy removes 78% of airborne mold and 94% of airborne feces in 12 hours.
- Aloe Vera
The spiky leaves absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Keep it near the window and enjoy your good night’s sleep. Aloe Vera needs plenty of sun.
Gardenias are equally effective as Valium. They treat anxiety and sleep issues. The plant doesn’t like direct sunlight.
Keep your plants clean and fresh. Wipe their leaves once a week. This will improve their ability to filter the air. NASA explains that you need about 15-18 air-cleansing plants per an 1800-square-feet house.
Make sure you get a nice sleep. Your health matters and you need to take care of it. you can also do yoga and meditation. Find what works best for you.