Everyone knows that dreaded moment when your brain decides to go into overdrive and relive every moment in your life right as your head hits the pillow. Not being able to sleep 7-9 hours a night can take a great toll on your bodies health, mental processes, energy and overall quality of life. Many of us buy plants to decorate our rooms because it is aesthetically pleasing and we love the feeling of freshness, especially after a long cold winter. But did you know there are 7 plants proven to help you relax at night and fall asleep faster?
Don’t worry, we have compiled a list of the 7 plants you can buy at your neighborhood garden center that have calming and purifying benefits.
Having a Jasmine plant in your room and being able to smell it at night will help to reduce your anxiety level and relax you before sleep.
2. English Ivy
If you are looking to add a pop of greenery to your room that is pretty to look at and will also help you sleep, you may want to look into English Ivy. The leaves of an English Ivy plant have air purifying abilities. The NASA Clean Air Study found that airborne mold spores have been linked to a variety of serious illnesses, English ivy could reduce indoor mold counts.
It is important to note that English Ivy can be poisonous if eaten so, we recommend you keep it up higher and out of reach of your children or pets.
Lavender is by far the most well-known scent used to help people fall asleep. Many use scent diffusers or pillow mists to bring lavender into their room but having the natural scent with a plant is even better for you. Lavender slows your heart rate, lowers blood pressure and reduces anxiety and stress which will all help you to fall asleep faster and sleep better.
4. Aloe Vera
For many Aloe Vera is only used and known for healing sunburns but it can actually help purify your air. Having just one plant in your room will help lower carbon dioxide levels and increase oxygen levels which will purify your air and help you fall asleep faster.
It's decorative and beautifully exotic but more importantly, Gardenia's intriguing scent is known for its ability to soothe and lull you to sleep. The scent of gardenia just like lavender is best for you in its most natural form and will decrease your anxiety levels which will help you to relax and fall asleep.
6. Gerber Daisies
Looking for a nice bright pop of color in your room? You may want to decorate your night stand with some of these beauties. Unlike many other plants, Gerber Daisies release oxygen all throughout the night which will help to purify your air, help you to breathe calmly and sleep better.
7. Peace Lily
This gorgeous plant would be a great decorative and elegant plant to bring into your bedroom. Peace Lily like some of the other plants previously discussed help to purify the air and in particular, it filters out indoor pollutants that can harm your health.
The only downfall is that the leaves of A Peace Lily plant are poisonous if eaten so we recommend you keep out of reach of children and pets.