The day is over, you’ve already had dinner, you just have to brush your teeth and lie down in your comfortable bed. Sweet dreams! But wait … can’t you fall asleep? How long has it been since you went to bed? How many hours will the alarm go off?
If these questions seem familiar to you, surely this is the right article for you: here are the 7 plants that help you sleep.
They are certainly not magical plants, but thanks to their aroma and purifying properties they will help you sleep better. Several studies show that spending time in nature reduces stress and anxiety levels (which in many cases cause insomnia) so if you can’t go to nature, bring it to your home!
1. Aloe vera
Surely more than once you have benefited from the anti-inflammatory and healing properties of Aloe Vera.
Well, know that it is not only for this! Some studies elect this plant as one of the best to improve the air, as it emits a lot of oxygen, which is why it promotes a night of more restful sleep.
Remember that you need direct sunlight!
Maybe you didn’t know that having gardenias in your room helps get better sleep quality (some say they have a similar effect to Valium).
As for its maintenance, it must be in a bright room, but without direct sunlight.
3. English ivy
English ivy is also among the plants useful for purifying the air. It is simple to maintain and requires only moderate exposure to sunlight. Several studies have shown that English ivy can also improve allergy or asthma symptoms (which can cause insomnia).
Jasmine, thanks to its aroma, reduces anxiety levels, so it will help you rest better.
Lavender is probably the best-known plant for inducing sleep and reducing anxiety levels. The aroma it gives off can slow your heart rate, blood pressure, and stress levels.
6. Peace lily
This plant helps to filter out harmful components such as benzene, trichlorethylene and formaldehyde toxins. Its flowers can increase the humidity of a room by up to 5%, managing to suppress microbes that can cause allergies, which is why it has a beneficial effect on your sleep.
Place it in the shade and water it once a week.
7. Sansevieria (or snake plant)
Like Aloe Vera, this plant is ideal for people who cannot sleep because it emits oxygen during the night while taking carbon dioxide. Also, called a snake tongue, it is also one of the most purifying plants in the air.