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8 Plants That Help People Sleep Better By Purifying The Surrounding Air

Date January 18, 2018 16:23

There's nothing worse than spending the night twisting and turning without getting to sleep. Then, as you finally start to fall asleep, the alarm sounds! This lack of sleep can rob you of all your energy, productivity, and good mood.

One way of improving your sleep quality is by filling your home with beautiful flowers and plants. Not only do they look incredible, they also add a touch of life to the areas of your home. Plus, they give you fantastic benefits for relaxing, especially when you're anxious and stressed (the main causes of insomnia).

Also, bad odors and poor air quality can cause breathing problems, which also leads to less rest at night. The good news is that you can find a great variety of plants that can purify the air while you sleep. In fact, NASA performed an entire study about it.

Here, we show you 8 plants that can help you sleep better due to their calming and purifying effects.

1. Lavender

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Who doesn't love the smell of lavender? It's also one of the plants that help induce sleep and ease anxiety levels. Lavender also helps lower blood pressure.

In one study, it was shown that lavender essence reduces crying in babies and helps them sleep more deeply.

There are many lavender products, but it's best to go 100% natural and place a plant in your room.

2. Jasmine

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This exotic plant has a calming effect on the body and mind. It has been shown to reduce anxiety levels, resulting in a deeper rest.

The research suggests that its positive effects also include a greater state of alertness and productivity during a day.

When the plant grows, it displays beautiful pink flowers.

3. Aloe Vera

It's listed as one of the most important plants for improving air quality. Aloe emits oxygen at night and is also one of the easiest plants to care for since it doesn't need to be watered frequently.

It reproduces easily so, if you buy one, you'll soon have one for every room. Keep it on the window of your room because it needs a lot of sun.

You can also use aloe vera gel to heal cuts, burns, or insect bites. It's a must-have for every household.

4. Snake plant

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One of the most recommended plants for improving air quality, the snake plant is easy to take care of, which is always a plus.

The incredible thing about this plant is that it emits oxygen and removes carbon dioxide. These characteristics improve air quality and lead to a better rest.

5. Spider plant

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This plant removes 90% of carcinogenic toxins released by some plastics.

While cleaning the air, this plant absorbs bad odors and leaves the room full of oxygen, promoting better sleep.

6. Gardenia

It has beautiful leaves and wonderful flowers. Gardenias are a popular choice for bedrooms. Studies show that having these plants helps achieve better sleep quality.

However, gardenias aren't very easy to take care of, requiring lots of attention and care. If you have them inside, make sure they're kept in a place with a lot of natural sunlight.

7. Valerian

Valerian is a plant that produces pink or white flowers. These flowers were used as perfumes in the 16th century, and the root has been used for teas and dyes since ancient times. Currently, many people take valerian drops to relax or sleep. If you put the plants inside your house, you don't need to consume anything, just smell the plants themselves.

The flowers can be placed in a bathtub for a totally relaxing bath.

8. Gerbera

These bright and happy flowers help mainly improve mood. There's a wide variety of colors, and they look perfect in bouquets.

In addition to helping oxygenate the air at night, they help us breathe more easily and are 100% recommended for those who suffer from sleep apnea or allergies.

Gerbera plants need a lot of care and attention, particularly in relation to watering and amount of sunlight.

Take advantage of the studies and pick the plant you like most. It will only bring benefits and make your house look beautiful.