Who doesn’t crave for a good night’s sleep free from tossing and turning and futile efforts of trying to get a few hours of good rest after a hectic day? These sleepless nights can sap us of all our energy, mood, productivity and overall quality of life.
Studies show that more than 50 percent of the UAE population suffers from at least one or more sleeping disorders at par with the global average in developing countries.
Along with poor air quality from pollution, odors and molds surrounding our environment, stress and anxiety are the primary reason of all insomnia issues. Thus a home filled with a variety of fresh flowers and plants is one of the best ways to ensure better quality peaceful sleep. It is a proven fact that spending time in nature reduces stress level, so why not bring nature indoors. Certain houseplants not only enhance the décor of your room by their beauty but also have innate qualities of initiating peaceful sleep.
Supported by a study done by NASA Dubai Garden Centre suggests you 5 plants based on their calming and cleansing effects that can purify the air while you sleep:
Aloe Vera Plant: Listed as one of NASA’s top air improving plants the Aloe Vera plant famous primarily for its healing properties is also a popular bedroom plant. The reason being, as the sun goes down, Aloe Vera exhales oxygen which increases the amount of oxygen in the air which in turn facilitates peaceful sleep, especially if you are suffering from sleep conditions like apnea.
Dubai Garden Centre expert tips: A highly recommended low maintenance plant. The gel can be used for quicker healing of skin injuries, improve hair quality and a lot more.
Peace Lily: A winner for promoting sound slumber Peace Lily tops the list of plants that filter hazardous benzene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde toxins for your indoor environments. This plants not only exudes a serene look to your décor through its green and white appearance but inhibits airborne microbes that trigger allergies and respiratory complaints, which hinder sound sleep. Rated a superstar by NASA this plant boosts the room’s humidity by up to 5% and thereby helping relieve dry noses and throats that keep you awake all night.
Dubai Garden Centre expert tips: Peace Lilies are perfect for your bedroom as they thrive in shady spots and require only weekly watering.
English Ivy: This classy and easy to grow plant is considered one of the best natural air purifiers. Studies by The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology show that the English Ivy reduces airborne feces by up to 94% and airborne molds up to 78% in just 12 hours. Thus this is particularly beneficial to those who suffer from breathing problems triggered from asthma and allergies. A beauty in itself the English ivy will accentuate any décor and can be used to cover unattractive spots it your room.
Dubai Garden Centre expert tips: You can hang it from a basket or pot inside your house or place it on a ledge where the leaves trail down.
The Snake Plant or Mother in laws Tongue is one of the most recommended plant for improving air quality. It is also called “the perfect bedroom plant” as it absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen during the night (a majority of plants do this in the daytime), thereby fostering deep sleep. This low maintenance plant doesn’t require much light or water, so it will be happy in any dim corner of your room.
Dubai Garden Centre expert tips: 4 – 6 waist high plants in one room would be appropriate to receive optimal output from this oxygen factory.
Gardenia Jasmine: With glossy evergreen leaves and beautifully scented blossoms, Gardenias are a popular choice for bedrooms. This ivory blossom plant known for its sweet fragrance has a calming and soothing effect on the mind and body. It not only initiates greater quality sleep in the night but also increases alertness and productivity of a person during the day.
Dubai Garden Centre expert tips: If you suffer with insomnia or anxiety, investing in one of these beautiful blooms could be a healthier solution to taking pills
Visit Dubai Garden Centre to pick yourself some good sleep.