It's a busy world, even our sleep is busy these days.
Sleep disturbances, night terrors, insomnia, or sleep apnea are some of the sleep terms that can make our living harder work than it has to be.
If your nights are long and you'd prefer to be sleeping, we have some awesome news for you. There's a simple and natural way to improve your sleep and finally get some rest.
And the best part is that these solutions are cheap, friendly, natural and super experienced in helping nature and people to rest.
Enjoy your next sleep in the comfort of your bed surrounded by these "send me to sleep now" plants:
The snake plant releases more oxygen during the night, even more than during the day, so it efficiently improves the quality of air and helps you to breathe easily.
The relaxing properties of lavender have been used for centuries, as it effectively relieves anxiety and stress. It also slows the heart rate and provides a calm atmosphere in the bedroom, perfect for rest and sleep!
The English ivy is one of the easiest plants to grow and it greatly enhances the air quality. It absorbs the toxins from the air and releases oxygen and aids breathing. Furthermore, it reduces airborne mold by up to 94%.
During the night, the aloe Vera plant will provide a ton of oxygen, which will help insomnia and provide the needed peace to fall asleep.
And if that doesn't work then let's go full throttle with these extra remedies.
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
You'll need the root of this tall perennial flowering plant dried then use away to calm yourself before a good rest, it will help you get to sleep and improve the quality of your sleep.
It is recommended that you take about four capsules about an hour or so before bed. The impact should last about four hours.
If you find yourself waking up in the night, unable to return to sleep, take another four. Most people find this an effective dosage.
Be sure only to take valerian for three weeks or so before switching to another herbal remedy as your body will get used to it. After you switch for a couple of weeks, you can go back to the valerian, and it should have the same impact that it initially had.
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
Besides offering the passion and beauty that this flower possesses, the passionflower is highly effective when used as a tool to calm the mind and promote relaxation.
As an herbal remedy, passionflower has been used for a very long time to ease mental stress and slow the down a “running” mind. Historically it has been used both as a sleep aid and a stress reliever. Its chemical composition is nothing short of amazing - beauty and brains. Scientific studies confirm the sedative properties of this magnificent plant, mostly when used in combination with other herbs.
Rich in flavones, alkaloids, and coumarins, passion flower extract it is also found to contain GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, that can play role in regulating the excitability and regulation of muscle tone while it feeds and relaxes nerves.
When used appropriately, passion flower is safe for children and persons with health conditions and taken in the form of a tincture. Between 30 and 60 drops are recommended before bed or other time you need to relax and unwind.
Pope V in 1605 gave this flower its name, he saw the vine as a symbol of the “Passion of Christ.”
California Poppy ( Eschscholzia californica)
California poppies are happy little plants with fern-like foliage and brilliant yellow, orange and red flowers that thrive in dry conditions.
Very early Spanish explorers called the plant “Copa del Ora,” meaning “cup of gold.” because of the legend that said that the orange petals were gold filled. But, the only gold you'll find is in the potent medicinal properties.
Historically used for such illnesses as toothaches, headaches, and sores, this perky little plant has also earned a reputation as a strong sedative. It can ease insomnia that results from restlessness and anxiety and can be used even for children.
Often taken in conjunction with valerian, as a tincture about 30 to 40 drops twice a day can help promote relaxation and sleep.
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