Not having enough sleep is a major health issue. Research and studies have shown that insufficient sleep is a problem that effects health and emotional wellbeing. Thousands of dollars have been spent trying to find cures and solutions, as well as hours of manpower.
Using meditation and mindfulness can help. A good mattress, counting sheep and even medication will help. But sometimes these things help for a little while and then you continue to toss and turn.
Think about how good you feel when you are outdoors. Sunshine, flowers, the sounds of the birds and bees are so helpful. So, how about bringing some of the outdoors indoors? You may get a better night’s sleep, on a long term basis.
Benefits to Bringing Plants Into Your House
- Overall good health
- Emotional boost
- Improved air quality
- Good ventilation
- Less stress
- Less anxiety
- Good smells
- Excellent mood
- Headache relief
- Better brain function
Best plants that can help you get a good night’s sleep
Lavender is one of the easiest plants to grow, either in a pot or in your garden. There is a lavender essential oil but grow your own lavender and bring some into your bedroom at night. It reduces stress and anxiety, slows the heart rate down as a natural sedative, works as a sleep aid and has been known to make babies feel more comfortable.
This is one of the easiest plants to grow and will in fact keep growing on its own. NASA found this to be the top best natural air purifying plant. English Ivy reduces the levels of airborne moulds by almost 100%. Mould in the air is what causes breathing difficulties -- asthma, snoring and allergies. Put some ivy in your bedroom, get rid of these awful moulds that you cannot even see and get a good night sleep.
Aloe Vera Plant
Nasa also listed Aloe Vera as a top air improving plant. It emits oxygen at night and improved oxygen helps with insomnia and the overall quality of your sleep. It is also a hardy plant and easy to look after. Some people call Aloe vera the ‘plant of immortality.’ It can easily be grown from cuttings. Place some in all your rooms to get maximum benefit.
These are great for decor as they are so pretty, but also an excellent sleep aid. They filter the oxygen in a room and improve the overall air quality and the atmosphere. They are also easy to grow and to keep alive and very good for clean eyes, respiratory symptoms and in particular, to clear your head. Keep one in your office to improve your productivity and one in your bedroom to help you sleep. They purify the air.
Jasmine is the prettiest smelling plant and just breathing in the aroma can help reduce anxiety and make you feel calm. Tuck a bit of jasmine in your pocket or your handbag for the gorgeous smell. Jasmine will help you relax and therefore help you sleep well. Plus, you’ll wake up to a delicious smell.
Is it therefore worth bringing plants indoors?
Yes! The quality of your air can affect your productivity and also your sleep. It can affect every aspect of your life, from overall health and wellness to emotional health too. Getting enough sleep keeps you healthy, productive, in a good mood and pleasant to be with. Get rid of the airborne moulds in your bedroom, improve the air quality and watch your sleep improve as well as your daily benefit.
Why are you waiting? Go get a plant, right now.