Insomnia can be a very disturbing condition, as after a long and tiring work day all you want to do is get a good night’s rest. But sometimes this just isn’t possible, because half of the night passes and you are still turning around in your bed wondering when will you fall asleep? Prescribing medication is not the best option, as there are always alternative and natural solutions. Such a home remedy is to fill your home with plants as they will have a very positive effect on your health and well-being. Plants have some amazing healing features, can reduce anxiety and purify the air inside your home, a perfect combination that will reduce the amount of sleepless nights in a year. But in order to take a full advantage of the healing power of plants, you have to be informed about which type of plants can help you reduce insomnia. On the following link you will find a list of 8 plants that can help you sleep better and you’ll know what exactly to purchase for your bedroom.
This plant has a soothing effect on the body and mind. According to Dr. Bryan Raudenbush, assistant professor of psychology at Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU), the scent of jasmine may allow individuals to receive a better night of sleep. “Research shows that odors have significant effects on the human nervous system, even in the absence of attention and awareness to these odors”” said Raudenbush.
- Seed Jasmine (here)
- Jasmine Plant (here)
Lavender has been shown to decrease heart rate and blood pressure, potentially putting you in a more relaxed state. In one study, researchers monitored the brain waves of subjects at night and found that those who sniffed lavender before bed had more deep sleep and felt more vigorous in the morning. Another study of infants found that they cried less and slept more deeply after a bath with lavender scented oils. Of course, lavender is not a cure for insomnia, but having oils, candles, or sachets in your room could be a calming part of your bedtime routine.
- Seed Lavender (here)
Studies indicate that Gardenia jamsinoides apparently has the ability to induce sleep as much as prescribed sleeping tablets. Instead of a sleeping pill or a mood enhancer, the Gardenia could also help. A German study ( researchers from Bochum led by Prof. Hanns Hatt ) have discovered the positive effect of this plant. The researchers have now been granted a patent for their discovery.
- Seed Gardenia (here)
- Gardenia Plant (here)
4. Snake Plant (Mother-in-Law’s Tongue)
We all know that Snake Plant is one of the most recommended plants for improving indoor air quality. (more details here…) The Mother-in-Law’s Tongue is recommended by a NASA study. The optimal place to keep this plant is the bedroom, because it converts CO2 into oxygen at night.
- Snake Plant (info & price)