It was not so long ago that people were discouraged from keeping plants in the bedroom at night because it was suggested that they took all the oxygen out of the air supply while giving out carbon dioxide.
In fact, nurses routinely removed all the vases of flowers from their patients' nightstands every night and returned them in the morning.
Was this practice an old wives tale?
Now you can safely share your sleeping space with at least one of these five plants.
And they will help you to prevent you from suffering from insomnia
Lavender is known to help reduce anxiety and stress and this has been common knowledge for centuries. Lavender will also slow your heart rate. The calming properties of lavender are what makes their essential oils such an important aid for soothing and relaxing sleep.
According to research, aloe plants keep on releasing oxygen all night long, helping to fight insomnia while ensuring your body stays in a peaceful and relaxed state as you dream.
The Snake Plant is similar to the Aloe Vera in that it also releases more oxygen at night than it does during the day, helping to improve the bedroom's air quality while easing breathing.
English Ivy improves the quality of the air that you breathe as you sleep. It eliminates toxins in that air while adding healthy, life giving oxygen. It also plays a great part in reducing airborne mold by up to 94%.
White jasmine has a wonderful aroma but that powerful scent is not just good to sniff - it also has several natural healing properties. For thousands of years, insomniacs have used this plant to help them sleep and reduce their anxiety.
The sad statistic is that over 40 million Americans are having to put up with sleeping problems. Don't be part of that statistic. As well as combatting insomnia, Learning to relax
is important for your well-being too.