5 plants for a better night’s sleep
More and more people are suffering from sleeping problems. There are various reasons for this, of course, but have you ever considered the air quality in your bedroom? Opening a window from time to time is always a good idea, but there are also a number of plants that can help you get a better night’s sleep. Here are five of them:
Aloe vera purifies the air and releases oxygen at night: just what you need to sleep like a baby. This plant’s sap is also very beneficial for your skin and is included as an ingredient in many skin cremes. It’s a good remedy for minor wounds and insect bites and helps soothe dry or sunburned skin. But why use a creme if you can use the real deal? Snip off a piece of the plant and spread its sap onto your face or body. This is pleasantly cooling, especially in the summer!
According to NASA, the Anthurium is incredibly effective at removing formaldehyde, ammonia, toluene and xylene from the air. This exotic plant is also easy to care for, has few demands and still remains attractive for a long period of time.
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It’s no wonder that jasmine is included as an ingredient in perfumes and scented candles. This plant is said to improve air quality, put you in a better mood, and serve both to help you fall asleep and improve the quality of your sleep.
The scent of lavender is also found in many cremes and perfumes. This plant calms you by lowering your heart rate, blood pressure and stress levels. And its pretty purple flowers also make it a beautiful plant.
The sansevieria simultaneously releases oxygen and absorbs carbon dioxide: just the opposite of what we do when we breathe in and out. The plant also filters nasty poisons such as formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and benzene from the air and is said to help prevent headaches, eye irritations and breathing problems.
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