If you're in need of better sleep, try putting gerbera daisies in your bedroom. While most plants release oxygen during the day, gerbera daisies release it at night, so they can help you get a better night's sleep. A study by NASA found that gerbera daisies remove a chemical from the air that is linked to headaches and eye irritation. Just put the flowers by a window during the day, because they do need sun.
tells us about other plants that can help us get better sleep as well:
- Lavender has shown to reduce both blood pressure and heart rate. Placing a lavender plant next to your bed so you can inhale its soothing scent while you slumber could help promote a good night’s sleep.
- According to a German study, the scent of jasmine actually improves the quality of your sleep and increases your chances of waking up with a better attitude and less anxiety.
- It's a smart bedroom pick for its ability to reduce the microbe count in your home’s air, which in turn can relieve allergy symptoms.
- It promotes better air quality. Aloe vera emits oxygen at night instead of during the day, giving the air around it a boost that could benefit your sleep.
- Inhaling the sweet scent of valerian flowers, according to one study, may help you fall asleep faster, and stay asleep longer. If you want to keep a valerian plant in your bedroom, be sure it will get at least six hours of sunlight a day—it needs full sun to stay healthy.
- Ivy can drastically reduce the airborne mold in a room in just hours, which is great news for allergy sufferers in search of better sleep.
- Rosemary has a strong, heady aroma that is known to reduce anxiety and stress, a quality that could make the hours you spend sleeping more peaceful and satisfying.
Yes indeedy houseplants make excellent roommates!!
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