House plants filter air and oxygenate your home, they also add much needed colour and life to your abode. Choosing the right plants for your bedroom can be a fantastic way to help give you a relaxing night of sleep too.
There is a big range to choose from out there, many of these species are often neglected so we are hoping this article will help bring them back into people’s homes and bedrooms. Below are 8 plants listed that can improve the feel of your bedroom and improve your quality of sleep, making sure you really do get better sleep.
The Wheeling Jesuit University conducted a study that has proven the efficacy of jasmine as a natural sleeping aid. Positive effects include the quality of sleep one gets, decreasing anxiety and improved mood upon wakening. Jasmine plant can also bolster the features of your bedroom, with its sweeping vines and collectives of tiny trumpet-shaped flowers. Jasminum Polyanthum in particular, does not always blossom but is very easy to look after compared to other houseplants, plus it smells fantastic.
Lavender is one of man’s common natural remedies for many things, it is used as a fragrance for soaps, scented clothes and shampoos. It is also a great cleaning agent but the powers do not stop there, lavender plant can actually help treat insomnia and anxiety. Researchers recognise that inhaling its scent can unleash soothing, sedating effects when we breathe in the fragrance from lavender plants.
Gardenia jamsinoides, often referred to as Cape jasmine, apparently has the ability to induce sleep as much as prescribed sleeping tablets. A German study revealed that after testing on mice, these flowers had the same effects as valium on a neurotransmitter known as GABA. The mice that were kept in a cage with high purity of the fragrance were less active and sat relaxed in the corner. This could yield the same results on humans and help you drift off to wonderland.
4. Aloe Plant
This is another of nature’s healers that is great for soothing inflammation, scars and burned skin. It can also detoxify the body but there is more to Aloe plants than that, aloe can help eradicate polluting chemicals found in cleaning agents, thus purifying your air in the bedroom and the rest of your house. When harmful chemicals are at a high level in your home, the plant will develop brown spots, keeping you well informed of the situation.
5. English Ivy
NASA also included English Ivy as the number one best air-purifying plant. This is due to it being the most efficient plant when absorbing formaldehyde. English ivy is easy to grow also and survives in moderate temperatures and medium sun light exposure. English Ivy appears to be the best bedroom plant to help you sleep in terms of efficiency and ease.