Do you ever have trouble sleeping? It’s the worst, when you just can’t turn off the day and rest, or you wake up stuffy. Continuous nights of poor sleep make everything go awry. Everyone experiences insomnia or poor sleep at some time in their life, and it can be hard to know how to deal with it.
In mild cases, slowing your mind and body, turning off screens and breathing clean air can alleviate problems and promote good sleep. In case you needed another excuse to plant plants, better sleep is a compelling one.
It’s no secret that plants improve air quality, and one of the most important places to have clean air is where you sleep. Did you know that it is ideal to house 10-15 plants for every 2,000 square feet of living space to attain maximum impact?!
Plants have been proven to lower stress and improve concentration, focus and even memory. How many house mates do that?
Scent is important for mood. Scents trigger feelings of nostalgia, warn you about danger, help you to be alert and focused, and even make us relaxed and sleepy. A great many scents related to relaxation are plant-derived, so it stands to reason that those same plants make good bedroom companions. Just give them a gentle pet and nod off.
The A-list plants for better sleep
Here are a few plants that will assist in restorative sleep, air quality and energy.
NASA conducted a study quite some time ago looking for the best air-purifying plants. Snake plant and Draceana are both on it, but there are others. Here’s the short list:
- Spider plant
- Peace lily
- Boston fern
- Bamboo palm
- Gerbera daisy
- English ivy
Plants enhance our landscapes and our home décor, add color to public places, increase our mental acuity and feed us the nutrients we need to live long and healthy lives. Plants just might also help give us better sleep, which is important for our health (and it just feels so good). Might as well stack the deck in your favor and add some green to your bedroom to promote better sleep.
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