If you have trouble sleeping at night, there are lots of benefits to having more plants in your home including:
- Better air quality
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Better smell
- Headache relief
- Boosted mood
- Cold/illness prevention
- Improved brain function
- Improved sleep
NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) ran a two year study on plants that have a calming and cleansing effect on the environment. See their top ten here.
5 effective plants for helping you get better sleep:
Aloe Vera Plant
Aloe Vera is easy to keep alive! Aloe vera was listed as one of NASA’s top air-improving plants and has been shown to emit oxygen at night. Increased oxygen supply at night may help with insomnia and improve overall quality of sleep.
You may have used lavender essential oil, but have you ever tried growing your own lavender plant? Lavender, in all its forms, has been shown to help reduce anxiety and stress, slow heart rate, improve sleep and may even help reduce crying in babies!
Jasmine is an exotic plant that’s smell has been shown to help improve the quality of sleep as well as alertness and productivity the next day. Just smelling this plant may help to reduce anxiety and stress.
English Ivy Plant
English Ivy is classy and easy to grow. It was named the NUMBER ONE best air-purifying plant by NASA. English Ivy may be particularly beneficial to those who suffer from asthma or breathing problems at night. Studies have shown that having English Ivy in the home helps to reduce airborne mould by up to 94%.
Snake plants are believed to improve air quality by filtering the oxygen and thus improving the overall atmosphere of a home. Some studies have shown that having a snake plant in the room helps people to avoid eye irritation, respiratory symptoms, headaches and may also improve productivity levels.
Purer air = better sleep at night and more productivity during the day!
Quality of air can affect quality of sleep as well as their overall health and wellness. Mould and other airborne contaminants can be a major underlying factor in illness and disease.
By adding more indoor plants to your home, you will not only gain purer air, but may also find that annoying symptoms begin to improve.
Story by Jenna Barrington on Fitlife.tv