Plants that help you sleep

There’s nothing worse than tossing and turning all night, before being awoken by the sound of your alarm clock just minutes after you finally manage to nod off! These sleepless nights can take their toll on our energy, productivity, mood and overall quality of life.

One way to ensure a better quality of sleep is to fill your home with beautiful flowers and plants. Not only do they look great and bring vitality and life to your living spaces, but they can have fantastic benefits – which in turn can promote a healthy sleeping pattern.

Plants are a wonderful addition to any bedroom for their amazing ability to filter the air and their incredibly soothing effect on our minds and bodies. In fact, plants have tremendous health benefits including reducing stress, anxiety, and depression, relaxing the body, and turning off our autonomic (flight or fight) nervous systems. Houseplants are a great way to calm the mind and help us fall asleep quickly.

Here are 4 that will surely help you have better nights:

Lavender: One of the most popular plants on earth, placing lavender in your bedroom is a winning combination. Lavender has been shown to relieve stress, relax the mind, and promote restful sleep. This amazing medicinal smells wonderful and brings to mind situations of calm and ease rather than worry or insomnia. Who doesn’t love lavender, and who wouldn’t want to smell fresh lavender every night before bed?

Who doesn’t love lavender smell?

Aloe; Another winner when it comes to cleaning your air, Aloe also emits oxygen at night! This NASA approved plant filters out formaldehyde from your air supply and easy to care for. It’s also well known as a medicinal, able to help soothe sunburns and other skin conditions.

Jasmine: The smell of jasmine has been shown to improve the quality of sleep and increase alertness and productivity. This plant may also help to reduce anxiety. Its smell has a soothing effect on your body and mind. Studies have shown that it reduces anxiety levels, leading to a great quality of sleep.

Snake plant: it is one of the most recommended plants for improving indoor air quality and it’s a hardy and easy to care-for plant. It emits oxygen at night time whilst simultaneously taking in carbon dioxide – something we naturally produce when breathing.  All this leads to a purer quality of air and a better night’s sleep.

And for a complete wonderful night sleep, nothing better than adding your Snug Hug & Co. bedsheets for looks and confort 🙂

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