Our lifestyles today do not allow us the luxury of leading clean and rejuvenating lives. In this fast-paced world, we forget to slow down and calm our nerves. That is where anxiety is born. No amount of reading up on how to deal with anxiety helps push away the monster in our heads, but sometimes we can tweak around certain small things in our lives that will help us lead better and happier lives.
One of the simpler ways of dealing with anxiety and sleeping better is plants in your room while you sleep. Herbal plants are known for their natural rejuvenating effects and having these plants might just leave you more energized and refreshed than you felt before.
Here is a list of ten plants that you might want to keep on your bedroom:
Lavender aromatherapy is one of the most sought after wellness techniques. It is known for its calming fragrance and subtle healing powers. Keep this plant around to wake up all refreshed!
Jasmine plants have long been suggested, even by doctors, to have an effect on calming mild depression and insomnia which are possible consequences of anxiety. It is also said to be an aphrodisiac, which is a substance that triggers the happy hormones in your body along with sexual ones.
This plant has anti-oxidants and the fleshy leaves are high on nutrients. It is also high on healing and rejuvenating. The aloe oil is used with other carrier oils for its revitalizing properties.
Valerian as an odorant during sleep is advised to people suffering from anxiety and insomnia. It also has a medicinal effect on healing and nourishing the skin. Have this plant around not just to have your stress busted, but also for its several other benefits!
Gardenia is often suggested as an excellent replacement for anxiety drugs like Valium. Not only will the plant lift your mood, but also help you in sleeping better.
This plant is known for its anti-oxidant and anti-viral properties. Have this very aesthetically pleasing plant creeping along the headboard of your bed to enjoy its almost medicinal effect on your sleep, health, and well-being in general.
The peace lily plants thrive in shade and are known for their air purifying qualities. They remove harmful toxins like ammonia and formaldehyde from the air around. They also boost up the humidity level in dry weather, leaving a perfectly clean air to live in, which helps refresh your mind along with your lungs.
The snake plant flowers emit oxygen at night which helps with cleansing the air of pollutants and facilitates better breathing. Keep this plant on your bedside table to sleep in a freshly oxygenated bedroom!
This plant helps clean up the air in the room and removes any odors that may be present. Golden pothos is the most preferred bedroom plants due to their low maintenance. It helps you sleep better and you won’t even have to take any special care of it.
The brightly colored plant is an excellent air purifier which facilitates a good night’s sleep, reducing stress and anxiety in general. It specifically removes trichloroethylene from the air – a toxin that comes with dry-cleaned clothes.
All the plants above have excellent effects on your overall mood and productivity. They make the air around better while you sleep ensuring that you wake up in the morning all fresh and rejuvenated, ready to take on all challenges that life has to throw at you.