Do you suffer from insomnia, insomnia, or sleep apnea? Sleep experts are reporting an increase in disorders associated with COVID-19, and some are even coining the term “COVID-somnia.” We know that sleep increases your stamina and is essential for relieving stress, but for many people, sleeping and staying asleep is the most frustrating thing. That’s why it’s more important than ever to make your bedroom a sanctuary of relaxation so you can sleep soundly.
Can herbs help you sleep better? Yes! Studies show that indoor plants increase relaxation – just the sight of plants can relax us and calm the nervous system, helping us fall asleep more easily. In addition, many plants filter toxins from the air, convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, and help you breathe while you sleep.
Let’s take a look at the best herbs for better sleep!
- Snake plant
A natural air purifier, snake plants will convert carbon dioxide into oxygen while you sleep and convert more oxygen during the day. It is very easy to maintain, making it a great choice for any bedroom.
- Lavender plant
It is believed that the ancient Greeks used lavender to treat insomnia. The sweet scent is naturally relaxing, making it a great sleep aid that promotes deep sleep and slows your heart rate. Lavender plants are hardy and adaptable, making a beautiful and fragrant addition to the bedroom.
The fragrance of jasmine and the beautiful white flowers are soothing for the body and mind. Sleeping in a room with jasmine plants can help relieve insomnia and induce deep sleep.
- Aloe vera
You may be familiar with aloe vera for its burn and wound healing properties, but studies have shown that it can help you sleep longer. An aloe vera plant in the bedroom will release oxygen at night. In addition, these hardy plants require less maintenance and watering and can live longer.
- Peace lily
According to a clean air study by NASA, the peace lily is one of the best plants for removing toxins. It can thrive in both low light and high light environments and requires little maintenance. If you want to grow a white flower, place it near a window and watch this beautiful plant brighten up your room.
- English Ivy
A NASA clean air study found that English elephants filter out toxins like benzene and formaldehyde. It can work in shady environments, so this plant is perfect if you want to keep your bedroom dark and cool.