Easy Ways to Beat Insomnia with Plants

Insomnia is a sleep disorder where a person suffering from it finds it difficult to fall and or stay asleep. It is very frustrating when you’re tired and you can’t sleep.

Having plants in your home could be little unconventional way of dealing with insomnia. However, there are some potential health benefit of adding some plants to your decor. The following plants have been found to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation and thus improve your quality of sleep and ultimately your life.

Jasmine flowers will blossom at night and release a scent that has shown to promote more restful sleep
Jasmine flowers will blossom at night and release a scent that has shown to promote more restful sleep

 

White Jasmine

White jasmine is known for its characteristic fragrance of its flower. It also has a natural healing property. Jasmine essential oil is one of the most expensive oils because it is believed to help reduce anxiety and improve your mood.

White Jasmine flowers in your bedroom, will blossom at night and release a scent that has shown to promote more restful sleep, decrease anxiety and improve mental performance.

English Ivy reduces airborne mould
English Ivy reduces airborne mould

English Ivy

English ivy is native to most of Europe and western Asia and it is a clinging evergreen vine.

This plant, when alive in your home has multiple health benefits. Studies have found that English ivy reduces airborne mould particles and its vine is good at taking toxins from the air while releasing healthy and essential oxygen. A blend of those benefit are clear factors for a good sleep.

Lavender has a floral fragrance and is very soothing and relaxing.
Lavender has a floral fragrance and is very soothing and relaxing.

Lavender

Lavender has been widely accepted and used for many years. It has properties that promote relaxation and sooth the nervous system. Lavender oil may be used on your pillow or in a diffuser to help you sleep.

Alternatively you can put the whole lavender plant in your room. It has a floral fragrance and is very soothing and relaxing, which makes it invaluable for all types of stress-related conditions, such as insomnia.

Aloe Vera releases large amount of oxygen which improves air quality
Aloe Vera releases large amount of oxygen which improves air quality

Aloe Vera

With all the widely known and publicised benefits of Aloe Vera plant, few seem to know that sleep deprivation can be combated with it as well. Recent studies have found that Aloe Vera releases large amount of oxygen which improves air quality. When Aloe Vera plant is put in the bedroom, it will improves quality of air as well as making breathing easier.

Snake plant releases more oxygen at night than during the day
Snake plant releases more oxygen at night than during the day

Snake Plant

This native to tropical West Africa. An evergreen perennial plant. It has stiff leaves that grow vertically.

This a great decorative plant that seems to carry a lot of night benefits. Researches have found that this plant releases more oxygen at night than during the day. Obviously as we earlier indicated, oxygen improves the quality of air hence making breathing easier.

Consider adding any or a combination of the above mentioned plants in your home and you will certainly notice a major improvement in your sleep.

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