Plants For Your Bedroom to Help You Sleep Well

Sleep is essential to the proper functioning of the body, as is hydration and eating. Indeed, a disturbed sleep and a variable duration causes various short and long term affections. It is therefore essential to sleep well.

However, according to the National Institute of Sleep and Vigilance (INSV) in France, 54% of French people feel that their sleep is insufficient, especially because of night awakenings. This is due to more and more frequent sleep disorders including insomnia, snoring, restless leg syndrome and sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea

Due to loosening of the tongue and muscles of the throat, sleep apnea is characterized by involuntary stops of breathing during sleep. Usually present in overweight, elderly or snoring people, these breathing pauses last more than 10 seconds and disturb the quality of rest. Therefore, the person with sleep apnea will be tired on waking, prone to drowsiness during the day and headaches. In addition, it can inconvenience the spouse and in the long term, cause cardiovascular diseases, depression, accidents and complications during a general anesthesia. You should consult your doctor in case of loud and annoying snoring for the spouse, night-time awakenings, respiratory arrest and intense fatigue on waking and during the day to determine if you have sleep apnea.

An examination will be done to study the different phases of sleep, assess the severity of apnea during sleep and observe the activity of the brain, muscles and the oxygen level in the blood that indicates if breathing is effective.

Treatment will be based on stopping smoking, losing weight if overweight, changing the sleeping position and setting up equipment if necessary. In addition, some plants promote the treatment of sleep apnea so discover the 4 plants that will improve your sleep!

The 4 plants that help sleep better

1. The snake plant

Originating from the Asparagales family, the snake plant, also known as "mother-in-law", is native to Africa. It is particularly interesting for improving air quality and restoring oxygen in the room. As a result, it plays a positive role on breathing during sleep. The snake plant is also part of the depolluting plants cited in a study by NASA and at a conference TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design).

2. Lavender

Generally used for its symbolic scent, lavender is known for its soothing and relaxing effect. It helps fight against insomnia, anxiety and high blood pressure. Indeed, the smell of lavender promotes relaxation and therefore the decrease in heart rate. You can also enjoy its virtues by consuming it as an infusion before going to bed.

3. Ivy

Although ivy is associated with outdoor plants, it is possible to dispose of it in its bedroom, especially for its depurative properties. Indeed, according to a NASA study on cleansing plants, ivy improves air quality by eliminating toxins and releasing oxygen. It is recommended for allergy sufferers because ivy would be able to remove 60% of the mold particles in the air in just 6 hours, according to WebMD magazine.

4. The aloe vera

Recognized for its various health benefits, especially for treating wounds and soothing burns, aloe vera is also effective when it comes to purifying a room. In fact, it absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen during the night.

In addition, to ensure the effectiveness of the properties of these plants, be sure to take care of them by watering them regularly. Also, avoid placing them near your bed and prefer a place in your room that is near a piece of furniture for example.

Post A Comment: