When you're thinking and worrying about too many things, it can be hard to fall asleep. There many things you can try—meditation, weighted blankets, and even listening to a relaxing playlist, but if those aren't working as expected, you can try to embrace the halamom life! Consider placing plants in your bedroom that will help you breathe better and your mind and body relax. (If you're already a plantita, here's a solid excuse for you to adopt more botanical babies, LOL!)
Below, we listed down the plants that can help you sleep better.
Plants to Help You Sleep Better
Lavender essential oil is a popular relaxing agent people use to fall asleep faster so why not get the plant itself? A study has shown that the scent helps reduce crying in infants and helped enhance their sleep quality. If you can't get a hold of the actual plant, try placing dried lavender buds and leaves under your pillow to take advantage of its aromatherapy properties.ADVERTISMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓
This one is low-maintenance so it's perfect for newbie plantitas. It's considered to be air-purifying, too! It converts carbon dioxide to oxygen at night so it helps you breath better while you sleep.CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓watch now
Here's another low-maintenance plant you can place in your bedroom. Since it helps purify the air, you're sure that the air you inhale is clean and good for your lungs. You'll be pleasantly surprised that it will be easier for you to fall asleep!
The jasmine flower has many kinds, and here in the Philippines, the Arabian jasmine or Sampaguita is the most abundant. This plant helps ease stress and fatigue. It also has a mild sedative property that helps calm down the mind and body.ADVERTISMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓
Aside from its tropical aesthetic, the areca palm acts as a natural humidifier and air-purifier to help you breathe better. It's great for those who suffer from sinus and nasal problems at night.ADVERTISMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓
Just like the snake plant, aloe vera releases oxygen at night. It also improves air quality—it lowers the level of benzene, a chemical found in commercial cleaners. (Tip: Find out if it's time to water it by gently squeezing a leaf. If it's firm, skip the H2O, if it's a bit bendy, it needs agua.)ADVERTISMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓
This can help get rid of fumes, odors, and formaldehyde in the air. It also helps increase the oxygen level in your room so you can easily breathe at night.
Orchid flowers are not only pretty, but they are also good for your health! It reduces the carbon dioxide level and releases oxygen in the evening. You'll sleep better and wake up to a beautiful sight in the morning.ADVERTISMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓
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