10 Plants that help you sleep better

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1. Lavender

Lavender, commonly called lavender, not only has a pleasant aroma, but also has therapeutic effects for those who suffer from anxiety and stress by decreasing heart rate, relax and consequently improve sleep quality. It can even help reduce baby crying and provide a sense of peace of mind to the environment.

There are products that give off a scent of lavender that help you sleep, but if you have the opportunity, why not bet on a beautiful fragrant plant in your home?

2. Aloe (aloe vera)

The aloe vera is a plant recognized for its innumerable healing, nutritional and regenerative properties. It is a plant considered by the scientific community as an antibiotic, pain inhibitor and stimulant of tissue regeneration and cell proliferation. The detoxifying and anti-inflammatory properties bind to the ability to generate oxygen, providing an environment with purified air. More oxygen in the room will improve the quality of your sleep and fall asleep faster. Added to these benefits is the ease of cultivating this plant, which does not need to be constantly watered, but requires direct sunlight.

3. Jasmine

Jasmine is a plant of the Oleaceae family that in addition to being a plant that produces very beautiful flowers that embellish any environment, has also an aroma that is a natural relaxing. Its unique scent is able to reduce anxiety and improve sleep quality and productivity throughout the day. It is a plant possessing numerous medicinal properties, such as antioxidants, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and digestive. There is no way to think twice about deciding to put jasmine in the window of your room.

4. Saint George’s Sword
Most plants release oxygen during the day and rest at night, but the Saint George’s Sword is not one of those, as it is never for the process of air purification. This is one of the most recommended because it is able to increase the level of oxygen in the environment at night, improving the quality of sleep. This plant is indicated for people with respiratory problems, helps prevent headaches, eye irritation and may even make them feel more energetic. The Saint George’s Swords are very easy to keep at home, they just need to be watered every two weeks and can live with any light.
5. Peace Lily
Peace lily is not only a beautiful flower, it is also a natural air purifier, as it can increase humidity by up to 5%. In this way, it eliminates chemicals and microbes in the air that can cause allergies. This plant also helps to relieve dry, irritative throat and stuffy nose that prevent you from sleeping at night. Peace lily is an easy-care plant, needs to be in the shade or in low light (out of the reach of pets and children), ideal for darker rooms or smaller windows, and watering once a week.
6. Gardenia
Gardenia, a plant with bright green flowers and fragrant flowers, is a popular choice for decorating environments. It is responsible for alleviating anxiety and improving sleep quality and is perfect for those who can not fall asleep fast, as the aroma released by this plant produces a sedative effect. However, gardenia is a plant that, for being delicate, requires a lot of attention in order to keep its leaves and flowers. They should remain in a bright room, but not in direct sunlight, as it can burn the leaves. But if you suffer from insomnia or anxiety, investing time in these beautiful flowers will be worth every effort and dedication to a life full of good nights sleep.

7. Ivy

For people suffering from respiratory problems or asthma, Ivy may be a great option. Studies show that this plant behaves as an air purifier by reducing the amount of mold in the air and by absorbing dangerous toxins that may be present in the air (such as formaldehyde and benzene), reducing allergies and lung irritations. This vine looks perfect in a hanging basket, since the leaves should grow down, just keep in mind that it should keep out of the reach of children and pets because it is toxic to them.

8. The spider plant

Quite similar to the Saint George’s Sword, the spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is one of the plants chosen for cleaning the air. This plant absorbs odors and fumes, keeping the oxygen levels of the environment high, promoting a full sleep. Taking care of this plant is easy, just leave it in bright spaces and water once a week, taking care not to leave it too soaked.

9. Gerbera

This flower plant with bright and cheerful colors can leave anyone in the mood and is a welcome addition to any room. Also widely used for flower arrangements, the gerbera beyond decorative is also one of the plants that releases oxygen at night, removes the toxic substance benzene, and absorbs carbon dioxide, which facilitates breathing and improves sleep quality. If you suffer from apnea or allergies, this flat is definitely recommended. You just have to keep it in a place with sunlight.

10. Bamboo palm
Bamboo palm is widely used in interior decoration because it is easy to maintain and grows quickly. This is in addition to being showy, it is also the plant with greater power to purify the air and regulate the humidity in closed places, facilitating the breathing and thus the sleep.
Given its exotic origins, the bamboo palm will bring to your room a tropical and warm atmosphere. It is easy enough to take care of this plant, you just have to keep the soil moist and leave it in a place of indirect sunlight.
Now that you know the bedroom plants that help you have a perfect night’s sleep, just choose the ones that suit you and those that are of your preference. Always be careful not to leave toxic species within reach of children and pets. It is also important to keep the leaves clean to ensure that the plant can do its job and, you, just have to sleep well.

 

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