Can't Sleep? There's A Plant For That, Seriously.

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We all know how important it is to get a good night’s sleep and for the countless folks who can’t seem to get the rest they need, stress and anxiety could the problem. And science says one easy way to help reduce stress in your home is with leafy green plants.

Research shows just seeing the colour green can help focus the mind and calm hyperactive kids. And even NASA has confirmed the benefits of having indoor plants. So when you’re ready to go green, these are the best indoor plants to help you sleep.

  • Lavender - This is the MVP for sure. The scent of lovely lavender can help slow heart rate, lower blood pressure, and having it by the bedside has been shown to ease crying babies.
  • Jasmine - Science shows that breathing the scent of Jasmine can decrease anxiety and promote more restful sleep. Plus it’s pretty to look at and smells amazing.
  • Aloe vera - NASA loves this plant because it actually improves air quality, giving off oxygen at night. And that’s important because research shows the air in an average home is between four and five times more polluted than the air outside. Plus, they call aloe the “plant of immortality,” so even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can still keep it alive.
  • Peace Lily - This is a super plant, according to NASA. The Peace Lily doesn’t just filter out toxins, it can also boost room humidity by up to 5% and that helps suppress harmful airborne microbes and it reduces dry-air symptoms like stuffy noses, coughing and sneezing. That makes it a perfect house plant for winter, when things start to dry out.

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