Need some extra help in the sleep department? Some folks have a very easy time naturally falling asleep, but for others it can be a hassle to get a good night’s sleep. There’s nothing worse than constantly tossing and turning and stressing over what needs to be accomplished for the next day. And just as you feel like you’re about to nod off, the sound of the alarm clock is telling you to get out of bed!
I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels less productive and energized when I’ve had a sleepless night, which is definitely not a good feeling. Anxiety and stress are two big things that cause insomnia issues, but let’s face it, that’s life, right? To try and help with getting a better quality sleep, you can eat the right foods, buy an extra cozy mattress, use essential oils, or even take sleeping pills. However, there are also plants you can display in your room that look pretty and will help relax your mind.
Why not bring plants and nature indoors? There are a bunch of household plants that bring calming effects and are known to help promote a healthy sleep pattern. If you have a hard time sleeping at night, try bringing in one of these plants to help sooth you and control stress levels.
Lavender has always been one of my favorite scents and colors. I always keep a bottle of lavender essential oil around the house and I use it to fill my diffuser before bed. Lavender is known to be a scent that promotes sleep and reduces anxiety levels.
While there are a ton of lavender scented products available at the store, one of the most effective options is purchasing a lavender plant to place right on your nightstand. It’ll look nice in your room and fill the air with a calming scent. Lavender is pretty easy to take care of, just avoid overwatering it because the roots can rot from the excess water.
Purchase a lavender plant and see how it works for you!
These pretty ivory/white flowers have a similar effect like lavender. The gentle, soothing scent of jasmine helps reduce anxiety levels, giving you a better quality night’s sleep. You’ll feel more alert and productive throughout the day when you’ve had a restful sleep.
Place a jasmine plant on you nightstand or in your bedroom and get ready to conquer the day!
3. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a powerful plant that has a ton of positive effects. When you break off a piece of a leaf, you’ll find a gel that can be used in a variety of ways. Naturally treat sunburn, frostbite, dry skin, cold sores, itching, along with other skin conditions. Aloe vera tastes good, too! You can purchase aloe vera juice, which is loaded with antioxidants and helps digestion and strengthen your immune system.
Aloe vera is also known to be a plant that helps sleep quality. It produces oxygen at night to give you a calm, restful slumber. Caring for an aloe vera plant is simple because it doesn’t require much watering. Just make sure to keep it in a spot in your bedroom that has a lot of direct sunlight.
4. Snake Plant
Snake plants, also know as “Mother-in -Law’s Tongue”, is an all-natural air improving plant. This plant emits oxygen at nighttime, which helps to improve the quality of indoor air, so you can get some much needed zzz’s. The coolest thing about this plant is that it also acts as a filter.
Spider plants are known to remove harsh chemicals and toxins from the air like formaldehyde and benzene, so you can worry less about breathing that in. This a great, low-maintenance plant to keep around in every bedroom in your house for a better sleep.
5. Peace Lily
While a peace lily plant looks pleasing to the eye, it also acts as an amazing air purifier and filter in any room. Another benefit about the peace lily is that it can increase the humidity in the room by 5 percent, which is great for breathing while asleep.
The increase in humidity can help relieve an itchy throat and nose due to allergies that can keep you up all night. Peace Lillies are perfect bedroom plants that need a nice shady spot and a little water once a week. Who would’ve thought that this pretty houseplant would help you sleep better?!
Rosemary is a woody, flavorful herb that’s a delicious cooking ingredient, but it can also help you get a better sleep. It might seem a little unusual to keep a rosemary plant in the bedroom, but it’s known as an air-purifying plant that helps relieve stress, regulate your mood and improve the air quality. It’s also considered to help improve your memory. How great is that?
Rosemary plants require about 6 hours of direct sunlight and make sure to prune to control the size of this indoor plant. Any extra rosemary can be used for cooking purposes, so you’ll be saving money on the cost of fresh rosemary while getting a better sleep!