Better sleep is a gift that not everybody gets. It depends on people, how their day was, their family life, and the way how hormones work in them. But now, studies prove that sleeping time and quality are often enhanced and anxiety can be reduced by keeping certain plants in bedrooms. Fragrances from these plants’ flowers help people to calm their nerves and by that, they will get a good night’s sleep. It will help people to lower their blood pressure and anxiety considerably.
Some plants produce water content at night, which makes the room more moisture. It does not make the nose and throat dry and with that sleeping will not be disturbed. Some other plants have the power to uptake carbon dioxide and emit oxygen at the nights, which keeps the room fresh even the doors and windows are closed. It is true plants emit carbon dioxide at the night by absorbing oxygen, but not all the plants and not as per the believed rate.
People, who have allergies, please consult a doctor and take his/her opinion before buying and placing a plant in the bedroom. To get the maximum benefit of oxygen keeps the plant near to the head side. Refrain from yourself, from keeping certain toxic plants in the room, even though it purifies oxygen especially you have children or pets. Before buying plants make sure the plant is required in your home. If you buy a plant that requires direct sunlight and you cannot provide it, then there is no sense in buying that particular plant, instead, go for plants that do not need direct sunlight. Let us see the plants which help us in sleeping and anxiety.
Fragrant plants for sleeping and anxiety
Several studies point out that jasmine is the most effective in creating a higher quality sleep rather than any other flowers. The fragrance of jasmine helps to reduce blood pressure and anxiety level, which are crucial for sleeping. It also helps students focussing on studies. Before selecting a jasmine plant, make sure you are choosing the right plant as some plants in the jasmine family do not have any fragrance at all.
Gardenia is a fragrant flower plant that is from China and Japan. In studies, scientists found out the flower helps in the sleeping process. This is another plant helping sleeping and anxiety.
Lavender, a beautiful fragrant flower plant, also helps to relax and lower blood pressure. The plant needs direct sunlight and well-drained soil. But some pets could not withstand lavender as it can be toxic to them.
The best air-purifying plants
Several studies, including NASA’s suggest having Golden Pothos in the living room for their ability to absorb toxins especially carbon monoxide and formaldehyde. It can grow in low light areas, so in the living room where no direct sunlight gets, will be fine for the plant.
This is another plant that is helping in purifying the air at home. The name of this plant comes from the shape of its leaves that look identical to the spider’s legs. They need no direct sunlight and recommend no over-watering the plants.
The peace lily is another type of plant that reduces toxins in the air at home. It is temperature tolerant that makes the plant better for the Indian climate condition. This is another plant that is used for sleeping and anxiety.
English ivy can be considered as an aggressive climber plant. So make a mould for the plant to grow and always prune the plant when it reaches the desired height.
Aloe vera provides plenty of oxygen at night and helps to give better sleep for people as it is the remedy for almost all skin problems. It clears damaging gases such as formaldehyde and benzene from the air. Nurturing of aloe vera is also simple; it prefers dry soil and no need for caring or watering every day.