4 bedroom plants that will improve your sleep quality
Nicky Roeber, Online Horticultural Expert at Wyevale Garden Centres, has recommended four plants you should be keeping in your bedroom if you want to improve your sleep quality.
Not getting enough sleep can affect every part of our lives, from our health to our mood. Even our work performance and personal relationships can be affected by our tiredness. However, almost 75% of people in the UK sleep less than seven hours per night, according to Sleep Council, despite the recommended average being between seven and nine hours.
The top three reasons why we struggle to sleep are health issues, stress, and noise. Houseplants can help to absorb any noise and make your bedroom quieter, as well as lower the temperature to make a cooler environment that is better for sleeping. Most importantly, plants do wonders for our stress levels. Here, I will be sharing my suggestions for plants you should be including in your bedroom if you’re looking for a better quality of sleep, and to improve your general health and wellbeing.
There's nothing as frustrating for struggling sleepers than waking up during the night, particularly if you find it difficult to drift off in the first place. One plant that can help stop this from happening is jasmine, which has been used since Ancient Egyptian times to decrease anxiety.
The scent of the pretty, white jasmine flower soothes people to sleep and is used in essential oils and candles to relax and ease stress. Keeping a jasmine plant in your room can help with insomnia and restless sleeping by helping you to sleep for longer periods of time undisturbed. As a result, you can expect to concentrate better and be more productive during the day.
Lavender is a neat, purple, flowering perennial that is very popular ingredient in aromatherapy due to its ability to invigorate as well as soothe. Potted lavender is a good plant to consider keeping in your bedroom as it decreases the effects of depression and anxiety at the same time, leading to deeper, more fulfilling sleeps. Grow lavender in your room if you want to chill out on an evening and rise ready-to-go on a morning.
Philodendron are among the best plants for air purification according to the University of Florida. They increase the quality of the air in your bedroom by absorbing odours and fumes, making it smell fresh, and keep the air clean by ridding it of toxins and mould. They can even help with the dusting by attracting particles, which keeps surfaces clear and gives you one less chore to worry about.
Soothing peace lily
The peace lily is a very exotic-looking and attractive plant that is another high scorer when it comes to air purification. Well-watered peace lilies are also one of the best plants for increasing the humidity of a room by releasing water vapour into the air, which is good news for allergy suffers, people prone to colds, and people who regularly get sinus infections. However, everyone can benefit from peace lilies as they cleanse the air and improve your ability to fall asleep.
Sleep is important for our health and well-being, but nearly three quarters of Brits aren't getting enough of it. Adding the houseplants in this guide to your bedroom can be a great way to improve the quality and duration of your sleep.