You toss. You turn. You watch the clock inch closer to sunrise. Before running to the sleep-aide section of your local pharmacy, try a healthier way to get to sleep at night while turning your bedroom into an oasis of calm. By putting one or more of these plants in your bedroom – you’ll create a peaceful oasis, sleep easier, reduce stress AND reduce toxins in the air!
English ivy. Ivy is one of the best plants for improving the quality of the air. Ivy absorbs toxins in the air and emits healthy oxygen! In fact, English ivy can reduce airborne mold by up to 94%! You will breathe easier with this plant in your room plus it’s one of the easiest to grow!
Lavender. For centuries lavender has been known to help reduce anxiety and stress. This calming property is what draws people to use lavender essential oils as part of their bedtime routine. A lavender plant will help you relax and keep you calm all night long.
Aloe Vera. Studies have shown that aloe plants release a ton of oxygen at night. This increase of oxygen in the air will help your body stay peaceful as you dream. Aloe Vera is also good as a facial moisturizer, healing cuts and burns and new studies show that it can be used as a mouthwash and will help heal bleeding gums.
Snake plant. Just like aloe, snake plants also release more oxygen at night than during the day! This improves the air quality and can make breathing easier on your body and help ease allergy symptoms.
White Jasmine. Not only does Jasmine smell great, but it’s powerful scent has several natural healing properties. Jasmine has been used for thousands of years and has been known to reduce anxiety!
Gardenia. Studies have shown that Gardenia helps induce sleep almost as much as an over-the-counter sleep aid! Gardenia also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and has also been found to reduce anxiety. It’s no wonder that many people diffuse gardenia essential oils as part of their bedtime routine.
Golden Pothos. This plant is very easy to maintain which makes this a favorite household plant. It is known to remove toxins from the air – specifically carbon monoxide and formaldehyde which will help you get a better night sleep!
Areca Palm. Give your bedroom a tropical feel with the Areca Palm. It stands about 6 to 7 feet tall and looks like a miniature palm tree. It removes harmful toxins and is also known as one of the most effective natural air humidifiers!
Gerbera Daisies. This beautiful plant has flowers that come in bright colors such as white, purple, pink, orange and yellow and will cheer up your bedroom or any room in your house! This is also another plant that’s recommended by NASA to cleanse the air of pollution. They release oxygen at night (most plants release oxygen during the day) which is why it helps combat insomnia.
Studies have shown that a good night sleep can improve your memory, attention span, lower stress levels and depression and may even help prevent weight gain and improve your overall health. Beautiful plants and flowers are known to lift our spirits and are a great addition to your bedroom to give it a cozy feel.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, about 40 million people in the US suffer disorders each year. In addition, toxins in the home are greater than ever and are emitted from paint, plastics, cleaning solutions and carpeting. Having these plants in your bedroom will help remove harmful chemicals that could interfere with your sleep.
Bring nature into your bedroom and create a calming environment that will help you relax and drift off to a peaceful night’s sleep!