The Best Plants For Better Sleeps
More and more people are sprucing up their homes with some of the best natural decor planet Earth can offer. Wellbeing plants are an integral part of Feng Shui — the Chinese art of bringing balance and harmony into space or environment — as they have a way of brightening up a room and our moods.
Aside from making us feel happy, certain plants also provide health benefits with their ability to purify the air and promote feelings of ultimate relaxation. That’s why it’s extremely helpful for your sleep and general well-being to keep your bedroom furnished with our fellow earthly cohabitants. Here are some of the best wellbeing plants that’ll work alongside your cozy bed to contribute towards your beauty rest, and help you wake up in the morning feeling positive, refreshed, and ready to take on your day.
You’ve probably seen or heard of lavender essential oils or lavender bed sheet spritzer before. Interestingly enough, lavender has been popularly used for thousands of years in aromatherapy, cooking, or for perfume. If you were to walk around Bed, Bath, and Body Works, you’d surely see your fair share of lavender-scented products displayed on the shelves. The aroma of this delicate, light purple flower has been shown to lower heart rate, blood pressure, and relieve stress, making it a perfect addition for your bedroom to induce sleepiness.
This plant got its name from its long, spider leg looking leaves. In a study done by NASA on the health benefits of having plants inside a household, the spider plant reigned victorious at removing 90% of formaldehyde in the air, a potential cancer-causing chemical commonly found in products like fillers and adhesives. It also takes on other odors or unwanted fumes in the air, allowing you to sleep more soundly throughout the night.
If you’re looking to decorate your bedroom with a beautiful, cascading ivy plant, we suggest English ivy. Not only does it give an elegant, yet rustic look to space, but the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology says English ivy removed 78% of airborne mold spores. This makes it an ideal plant for just about anyone to have in their bedroom, but especially folks who struggle with sleep due to allergies.