How Can I Get Better Sleep?
Is tossing and turning your regular nightly regime? Are you consistently going to bed later than you would like to because you just can’t seem to relax? Do you wake up tired? Is it your dream to get better sleep?
Well, here’s a secret. Some houseplants not only remove toxins in our environment but they can also promote drowsiness, several studies confirm. Here’s a few you might want to cultivate within your home and add to your sleeping area.
Lavender – Researchers have found that lavender increased slow-wave sleep, the very deep slumber in which the heartbeat slows and muscles relax. Dried lavender and essential oils are popular sleep inducers, but also try a living lavender plant in your sleep environment.
Jasmine – The sweet fragrance of jasmine has been proven by several studies to work much the same way as barbiturates do, easing anxiety and encouraging sleep. Jasmine oil is often touted as a natural remedy for stress, depression, fatigue, menstrual cramps and menopausal symptoms. It is also said to act as an aphrodisiac. If you’re interested in other aphrodisiacs there is the Spanish Fly as myaphrodisiacs is explaining in its blog post.
Aloe Vera – A hearty succulent highly whose jelly-like pulp is highly regarded for its healing powers, an aloe vera plant in your room can vacuum up unhealthy indoor chemicals while you rest easy.
Rosemary – An herb best known for its culinary prowess, rosemary can also help you get better sleep. Rosemary has been considered a memory booster for centuries. Practitioners today recommend rosemary essential oil for supporting the nervous system and circulatory health, improving concentration, and relieving stress.
Spider Plant – The Spider Plant is considered a champion cleanser or air. A test conducted by NASA showed that spider plants remove approximately 90 percent of the potentially cancer-causing chemical formaldehyde lurking in the air. And you don’t have to have a green thumb for this plant. Just water regularly and give them filtered sun, and happy spiders will sprout babies you can pot and wella…more clean air!
Not a plant person? Ask us about the natural sleep supplements we have available next time you are in the office. Or, you could even buy a new, comfy mattress. There are hundreds of different mattress sizes so you’ll definitely find the right one for you.