If you’ve experienced even a few sleepless nights, then you know just how much of an impact lack of sleep can have on your life. There’s nothing worse than the tossing and turning throughout the night, just to wake up feeling like you only had two hours of sleep. You wake up feeling drowsy and unmotivated, and you are more likely to make poor choices throughout the day, such as overeating. Lack of sleep has a negative effect on your mood, energy, health, productivity, and overall day-to-day quality of life.
While some people lack sleep due to simply staying up too late, many people suffer from sleep disorders. According to the ASA (American Sleep Association), 50-70 million adults in the US suffer from a sleep disorder. Insomnia is the most common sleep order, with 30% of adults suffering from short-term insomnia and 10% suffering from chronic insomnia, according to the ASA. Lack of sleep and sleep disorders are caused by a number of things, including poor choices (staying up late), stress, anxiety, and poor air quality containing mold, pollution, and other pollutants.
One of the best and natural ways to improve the quality of your sleep is by filling your home with sleep-promoting plants. These plants not only add style and beauty to your home, but provide you with other benefits, such as air purification and helping you relax.
Many plants have the ability to promote calmness and relaxation. You might’ve already heard of the benefits of lavender, but there are other plants that have a similar benefit as well. As proven by a study by NASA, plants also act as a natural air purifier, removing contaminants and pollutants (such as mold and odor) from the the air, thus helping you get a better night’s rest.
If you suffer from a sleep disorder or simply want to improve the quality of your sleep, here are 12 plants for your bedroom to help you sleep better and treat insomnia, naturally.
When you hear the word “lavender,” you might automatically think of the shade of purple. However, this plant is much more than a color on the color wheel. It is commonly used to treat a number of health-related issues, including eczema, asthma, and anxiety.
Lavender is also widely recognized as a great remedy for sleep disorders such as insomnia. Having these plants in your room has been shown to help you relax by lowering your blood pressure and heart rate. They can even lower your levels of cortisol, further improving your ability to relax by reducing stress. Science facts aside, these flowers simply smell amazing, and the smell alone can put even a grouchy baby to sleep!
Just like lavender, the jasmine flower scent has the ability to reduce stress and anxiety, thus improving your ability to get a good night’s rest. To make things even better, jasmine has also been shown to help you wake up feeling more alert and energized. Having this flower in the vicinity of your bed will give you the full benefits, and just like lavender, it smells amazing.