Do you feel fatigued and disoriented? Are your thoughts distant and foggy? Do your eyelids tend to droop and shiver? Ultimately, is coffee your best ally in dealing with the aforementioned issues?
If ‘yes’ is the answer to most of the questions above, most likely you are part of the 60 percent of adults who report feeling tired all the time. It is also very likely that you are looking for a way to address this issue and solve it once for all.
The good news is that there is an easy way to win this battle! All you have to do is to place a certain plant in your house and near your bed, and enjoy a peaceful night.
There are a lot of benefits to bringing plants into your house, including:
- Boosted mood
- Cold/illness prevention
- Improved brain function
- Improved sleep
- Reduced stress
- Less anxiety
- Cleaner air
- Headache relief
Indoor plants are effective in removing toxins from the environment and given that most people spend a lot of time indoors, keeping indoor plants is vital for both physical and mental health. Read on to learn more about the best plants you can keep at home.
1. Snake plant: Prevent headaches
Already a popular indoor plant choice, snake plants are easy to keep alive and are great for interior decorating. Snake plants are believed to improve air quality by filtering the oxygen and thus improving the overall atmosphere of a home. Some studies have shown that having a snake plant in the room helps people to avoid eye irritation, respiratory symptoms, headaches and may also improve productivity levels.
2. English ivy plant: Reduce mold count
English ivy may be particularly beneficial to those who suffer from asthma or breathing problems at night. Studies have shown that having English ivy in the home helps to reduce airborne mold by up to 94 percent! Since contaminants in the air are a major trigger of allergies, asthma and other breathing problems, this affordable plant may help to significantly improve the quality of sleep.
3. Lavender plant: Reduce anxiety and stress
Lavender is a genus of 39 known species of flowering plants in the mint family and a commonly used essential oil. It not only smells wonderful, but can also reduce anxiety and stress, slow heart rate, improve your sleep, and calm restless babies.
4. Jasmine plant: Helps promote sleep quality
Jasmine is a genus of shrubs and vines in the olive family that is commonly found outdoors but can live indoors as well. It emits scents that have shown to make for better sleep, as well as increase your levels of alertness.
5. Aloe vera plant: Improve overall air quality
This amazing indoor plant provides innumerate health benefits and is easy to be kept alive. It emits oxygen during the night, and thus treats insomnia and enhances the quality of sleep. Also known as the ‘plant of immortality’, Aloe vera is easily reproduced. Therefore, spread it all around your home and experience its optimal effects.
The purer the air in your home, the better you will sleep at night and the healthier and more productive you will become during the day! Hence, choose your favorite plants and enrich your home!