The sleep culture in our nation is not where is could be. The majority of people walk around sleep deprived day in and day out. And they either aren't able to or don't want to make good sleep a higher priority. But the tides are starting to change as more health gurus, celebrities, and athletes speak out about the importance of good sleep. Another movement in our sleep culture is the shift from seeking pharmaceuticals as sleep aids to experimenting with more natural remedies. Having said that, here is a look at 5 plants you can keep in your room to help you sleep better.
- Lavender: You may have heard of people using lavender essential oils to help soothe them before bed. But actually keeping the plant in your room will reduce anxiety all night long.
- Aloe Vera: Aloe releases a lot of oxygen at night which can actually help fight insomnia and maintain peace in your body while you dream.
- Snake Plant: Snake plant is like aloe vera in that it releases more oxygen at night than during the day. Improved air quality in your room helps you breathe more easily and therefore sleep more easily.
- English Ivy: Ivy is an easy plant to grow to help with air quality. English Ivy even absorbs toxins from the air and can cut down on airborne mold by 94%.
- White Jasmine: People have used this plant for thousands of years to help those suffering with sleep problems. Its healing properties reduce anxiety and it smells great too!
So if you want to try a more natural route to help with sleep trouble, pick up a few of these plants at your local greenhouse and try them out. For more information on sleep health and sleep culture, contact us today at the Mattress Store at Kensington.