Use These Plants in Your Bedroom, and Sleep Better
A houseplant is more than just a pretty face; plants reduce carbon dioxide levels and help remove allergens and pollutants from the air. When kept in the bedroom, certain varieties can even deliver a more restful night’s sleep. Here are a few to try.
- Known for its ability to soothe and heal rashes and burns, aloe vera also promotes healthier indoor air by emitting oxygen at night. Improved air quality means more restful sleep.
- English ivy often can be seen creeping up the facades of buildings. But this ground-cover plant also can reduce airborne mold in a matter of hours, significantly improving air quality, especially for those who suffer from allergies.
- Vibrant and cheerful gerbera daisies can brighten up the gloomiest of days. At night, they absorb toxins and carbon dioxide while emitting oxygen to promote better sleep. This plant variety is often recommended for those who suffer from allergies and sleep apnea.
- Jasmine is believed to improve the quality of sleep to the point that you might just wake up not only fully rested but with a more positive attitude. Jasmine also has been shown to reduce feelings of anxiety.
- Inhaling the soothing scent of fresh lavender before bed is known to reduce blood pressure and lower heart rate, setting the stage for a peaceful night’s sleep.
- Beautiful and easy to care for, the peace lily also lowers the microbe count in indoor air, which helps alleviate allergy symptoms.
- Rosemary’s strong, heady aroma can reduce anxiety and stress, resulting in more restful, satisfying sleep. Before preparing dinner, snip a sprig or two of rosemary when the recipe calls for it.
- Valerian is believed to help us fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. During the day, give it six hours of sunlight to help keep it healthy.
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