A good and a proper sleep keeps you fresh, makes you feel better, but because of today’s hectic & stressful environment, food habits it is getting difficult to get a proper sleep. Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and can benefit your heart, mind, weight and more whereas sleep disorder can have an extremely negative impact on your day-to-day life. Don’t worry, there are a few plants that can help you sleep better. Most importantly, spending time with nature reduces the stress level & lighten your mood.
Everyone loves the scent of lavender. Lavender flowers is used in pretty much everything. Its scent is used in making soaps, shampoo and perfumes. It is also used in aromatherapy as it leads to relaxed mind and has antiseptic and analgesic properties. Lavender oil is known for reducing nervous exhaustion and restlessness. It’s also probably the most well-known of all plants when it comes to inducing sleep.
As per one study, Lavender scent reduces crying in babies, send them into a deeper sleep; while simultaneously reducing stress in both mother and child.
The Jasmine is an extremely popular flower around the world, particularly in the tropical area. A study has revealed that Jasmine flower’s scent induces sleep. It also reduces anxiety levels.
Snake plant is one of the toughest plants and require very little care. It can tolerate almost all conditions except over-watering. Snake plant is mostly recommended for improving indoor air quality.
One of the great qualities of this plant is that it emits oxygen at night time whilst simultaneously taking in carbon dioxide (which we produce when breathing). All this leads to a purer quality of air and a better night’s sleep.
It also filters some common household toxins from the air.
Gardenia is an evergreen plant with shiny, dark green leaves and beautifully scented blossoms. Though it’s not an easy plant to grow, but their lovely aromatic flowers make up for the hard work.
Studies claims that it helps in relieving anxiety and promoting better quality of sleep.
Aloe Vera is one of the easiest plants to grow and require very little care and watering. It reproduces easily, so you just need to buy one plant and you’ll soon have a separate plant for each room in your house.
Just like snake plant, it also emits Oxygen at night which leads to better sleep.
Apart from this many medicinal properties are also found in this plant. Gel from its leaves can be used as a treatment for minor cuts, burns and insect bites, dry skin. Consumption of aloe Vera can also detoxify your body.
- Plants need light to survive, so keep them in a well lit area preferably on a window.
- Wipe the leaves regularly to let the plant do its job effectively.