Sleep deprivation can be either chronic or acute. It has adverse effects on the brain and the cognitive function, and it can cause various health conditions including headaches, depression, obesity, seizures, hallucinations and many more. This condition can be caused by many factors such as biological, psychiatric and medical conditions and unhealthy sleeping habits.
According to researchers the brain works in two cycles: sleep and wake cycle, and insomnia is a condition when the brain is unable to stop being awake.
Sleep apnea, on the other hand, is a condition where you are not breathing properly during sleeping which disrupts your sleep. While you are sleeping, if you are often having breathing pauses or taking shallow breaths, your brain moves to light sleep instead of deep sleep. This causes poor sleep quality which does not provide you enough res. This causes excessive sleepiness during the day.
Taking sleep medications does not always provide the expected results and it is nowhere near as healthy as you may think. They can be very dangerous and have many side effects including changes in appetite, mental slowness, problems with attention or memory, burning and tingling sensation.
So if you suffer from any of these two conditions, keeping these 5 plants in your bedroom can help you sleep better during the night without using dangerous medications.
Snake plant
It is also known as Mother-in-law’s tongue and is very well known for its properties to improve air quality. This plant is not so expensive and does not require too much maintenance. It converts CO2 into oxygen during the night so the perfect place to keep it in is the bedroom. Snake plant also works as a filter for formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene, and benzene in the air. Keeping 6-8 waist-high plants for each person in the room is recommended.
This plant is especially beneficial for females. It reduces the REM phase of the sleep which is a stage that your brain goes through while you are taking a nap. Lavender is both cheap and efficient, so it is the perfect solution for all your sleeping issues.
Jasmine has positive effects on sleep quality which results in increased alertness and productivity. It soothes the body and mind and has been proven to be a natural sleeping aid.
English Ivy plant
NASA conducted a study where this plant has been proven to be the best air purifier because it absorbs even formaldehyde. It should be kept at moderate temperature exposed to medium sunlight.
This plant is a member of the mint family and is native to the Mediterranean. It improves the overall air quality in the room where it is kept, and also has ability to improve your memory.
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