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Plants That Actually Help You Sleep!

Getting the right amount of sleep is crucial to living a positive life, and we as human beings are always willing to go above and beyond if it means we can feel a little more recharged in the morning. Besides luxurious linens to sleep in, your bedroom surroundings play a huge role in your perfect night of sleep. Today’s blog post is all about some great plants for the bedroom! And although the thought of new plants may have you concerned about budget, these are all reasonably priced options and accessible to find at your local nursery. Below is a summary of each plant and its benefits, you may be surprised at what you find. Comment below if you have any favorite plants for the bedroom that are not listed here!


Lavender: This one probably seems like an obvious one, but did you know that the aroma of lavender is so therapeutic that it can actually help lower blood pressure and stress levels? If you're looking for low maintenance that smells amazing this may be your best bet, It’s also a great plant to set along your bedside table as decoration, can you say getting two things done at the same time? Yes!

Snake Plant: Another familiar house plant that you may see around, but were not aware of its health benefits is the snake plant. This plant helps you breathe specifically at night because it converts carbon dioxide to oxygen (most plants only do so during the day). Another perk, is that the snake plant thrives in low light, making it another winner when it comes to low maintenance and dimly lit rooms.

Aloe Vera: Commonly used to cure sunburns, aloe vera is also a great decor item when it comes to sprucing up your home. Aloe vera is known as the super succulent, much like the snake plant it helps purify the air in which you breathe, it also reproduces quickly when taken care of properly (this plant needs lots of light and water) you could soon have little aloe plants popping up all over your home purifying the air you breathe and being a staple piece in your home, yes you really can have it all.

 

English Ivy: English ivy is becoming a popular plant used as decor in homes, either outside or inside this plant can thrive in cold and low light situations. Many people like this plant because it stays green all year and makes an attractive ground cover for gardens. Did you know that english ivy also has medicinal properties along with being a statement piece? The saponin components in ivy leaf extracts make breathing easier by loosening up mucus so it clears out faster, thus increasing production and secretion liquid film for oxygen exchange, sounds like a good trade off to me.

Gardenia: Gardenias are a popular flower when it comes to bedroom decor, with its delicate white petals and glossy green leaves it can fit into most design plans. Gardenia flowers are known for their amazing aroma, but did you know that gardenias also help you fall asleep at night? Gardenia is an effective plant for treating insomnia, anxiety and poor sleep. So when your looking for a flower to spruce up your home but also improve your mood think about purchasing a gardenia, although they are the most tedious to care for, they do provide some amazing results.

 

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