5 Benefits Of Putting Lemon Slices On Your Bedside At Night: From Reducing Blood Pressure To Reliving Stress
September 11, 2019 01:13 By Fabiosa
What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word 'lemon'? Is it the shape or the taste? Or maybe its beneficial properties?
You have probably heard of drinking warm lemon water in the morning. It is known to improve your digestion and immune system. However, did you know about another interesting usage of lemons that can benefit your health?
Lemons next to the bed
The power of lemons seems to be unlimited, as researchers show a new way of using these fruits. You can benefit from them while you’re asleep! How? Just by putting them next to your bed, you can improve breathing and overall air quality! All you need to do is:
- simply cut a lemon into slices;
- put the slices into a bowl;
- leave the bowl next to your bed for the night.
What are the benefits?
You can repeat this procedure every night. The list of benefits is pretty impressive for such an easy routine:
1. May help reduce blood pressure.
32% of Americans have issues with blood pressure. Therefore, lemons can really come in handy. The main advantage of the method is that it is completely natural. Nevertheless, it is highly recommended to consult with a doctor regarding issues with blood pressure to determine the cause and come up with the treatment.
2. Relieving stress.
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It is an especially useful quality considering the stressful time we are living in. So many factors can exhaust our nervous system throughout the day. Therefore, healthy sleep is almost as vital as breathing. The smell of citrus calms the nervous system and contributes to its rest.
3. Breathing improvement.
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There are two main issues regarding breathing that lemon tackles very well. Its antioxidant properties can help people with a stuffed nose and different allergies. It also purifies the air in the room making it so much more pleasant (if you like the citric scent).
4. Getting rid of insects.
Lemons are one of the most amazing natural repellents. It can remove insects or keep them away from your bedroom. Apparently, insects don’t really appreciate the citric scent.
5. Increasing energy in the morning.
Lemons have a beneficial effect on the respiratory and nervous system, thus making your sleep more effective. Moreover, the scent of lemon may help to increase the production of serotonin, a hormone that makes you feel happier, giving us a great feeling of relief in the morning.
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