You’d be hard-pressed to find a person who admits to getting quality rest every night of the week. Whether stress, a dependence on screens, crazy work schedules, a baby in the house, or just plain insomnia is to blame, the fact of the matter is that many of us out there are just not getting the sleep we need!
Though everything from holistic practices like yoga to heavy-duty prescription medications can end up making a difference in a sleep pattern, there are times when it’s important to focus on shifting your environment first, before you do anything drastic.
You see, there are many common house plants that have actually been proven to help you sleep better. It may be a bit of a new concept for you, but we think it’s worth an honest shot, especially considering that the most effective ones are cheap to buy, present beautifully in any room, and are all-natural. Here are some that we think you should put next to your bed ASAP.
If breathing problems related to allergies, asthma, or COPD make you toss and turn, give this mold-reducing wonder a try. Studies have found that this trusty plant can actually reduce mold allergens by 94% within the first 12 hours. Protip: As its berries can be poisonous in nature, it’s best to not place the plant around pets or children!
This age-old aromatherapy remedy is most people’s go-to when it comes to sleep. But if intense essential oils are not your thing, consider adding a few of these lavender plants to your bedroom. This heavenly-smelling herb not only makes you sleepy, it can also reduce heart rate and anxiety, and even offers pain-relieving effects.
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