The Daily Mirror reports that more than a third of all UK citizens have sleep problems. The NHS has since issued a report considering the way the data was collected and how much trust the results should have. The final conclusion is that this report is not, and never pretended to be, a scientific study, so it should be treated with caution.

On the other hand, it’s not wrong for an unsuspecting majority of people to struggle with sleep, and poor sleep affects many areas of a person’s life. The Daily Mirror brought sleep back to the center of public thought, and other research into how sleep patterns affect mental and physical health has since become more widely read.

A bedroom with biophilic plants
How can I improve my sleep?
There are many things you can do to improve your sleep. You can avoid caffeinated products and drinks before bed, do relaxing activities before bed, and set a regular time to make it a good habit, but you can also consider adding plants to your bedroom.

We’re houseplant and indoor flower experts, so let us help you sleep better by making some interior design changes.

Lavender flowers
The scent of lavender is known for its calming properties. It’s scientifically proven to lower blood pressure and heart rate, which is helpful if you struggle with bedtime anxiety.

Many people use lavender sprays on their pillows, while others put dried lavender sachets in their nightgowns to scent their sleepwear, but we think the best solution is a bottle of fresh lavender next to your bed. Lavender is a beautiful color that you will enjoy every morning and the scent will soothe you at night.

Lavender plants love warmth and sunlight, so keep one on your windowsill.

(Sansevieria) snake plant
Air quality is another factor that can affect your ability to sleep easily through the night. We spend a lot of time absorbing moisture in our bedrooms, which increases the humidity level in the room, especially if you close the door, which reduces air circulation around your home.

High humidity increases the likelihood of mold and dust mites, which can affect breathing and cause sleeplessness. Snake plants pump oxygen into your bedroom and improve air quality, and their large leaves are good at removing many harmful chemicals, including xylene, trichlorethylene, toluene, benzene, and formaldehyde.

Lily of Peace
Excessively humid air can cause many problems, but dry air can have a negative impact on sleep. If you have dry air in your bedroom, it is better to use peace lily. These lilies can increase the humidity in your bedroom by up to 5%, which can reduce dry skin and hair, reduce static electricity, and increase susceptibility to colds (ApartmentTherapy).

Peace lilies don’t require a lot of watering or light, so you can keep them near your bed without worrying about having enough supplies.

Aloe vera is a common household herb known for its ability to soothe minor cuts, burns, bites, and dry skin, but have you ever considered adding it to your bedroom? Aloe vera creates oxygen at night, which is great for your bedroom environment. Centipedes love the sun, so keep them in a window next to your lavender.

Happy aloe plant
Areca Palm
Areca palm tree is known as the best air purifier. Like the snake plant, it has an amazing ability to remove toxins from the air. Areca palm is also a natural air humidifier, keeping your bedroom air quality in good condition while you sleep.

This plant is very bright but requires indirect light. If the light is too bright, the leaves will turn yellow. Keep the soil moist in the spring and summer and dry out between waterings in the fall and winter to keep the palm healthy.

English Ivy
If your bedroom is struggling with dampness, English ivy is another plant that can help combat some of the problems that can cause your bedroom to breathe. This broadleaf plant is great at collecting airborne mold, preventing you from ingesting it and getting infected.

Are the plants in the bedroom poisonous?
No, most plants are not harmful to keep in the bedroom. Plants emit small amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) during the day, which is a concern for some people, but is far less harmful to your home than a human companion or pet. These plants can produce oxygen

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