February 10, 2021 2 min read

Natures Sleep Aids, Flowers That Encourage Sleep

Flowers are one of the most precious gifts of nature. Flowers delight the eyes and senses. However, numerous flowers are also used as sleep aids. So read our top picks at Beds On Legs for creating a tropical oasis that will send you off to the land of nod in no time at all.

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Lavender

Lavender is a time honoured sleep aid. Indeed, lavender is a relaxant and so it can help calm a racing mind. Researchers have proved that lavender oil can increase slow wave sleep which is instrumental for muscle relaxation and slowing the heartbeat.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a plant that looks good, has healing properties and is also helpful for aiding slumber. The reason why Aloe Vera is such a fantastic sleep aid is because it releases oxygen at night and purifies the air.

Chamomile

Chamomile is possibly one of the best know sleep aids. Evidently, this is because it contains terpenoids and flavonoids. Most people enjoy it most as a chamomile tea. You can read more about the benefits of this medicinal tea here.

Valerian

Valerian is also one of natures sleep aids. Indeed, this plant can have a sedating effect which can help get you a good nights kip. Apparently doses between 400 – 900 mg taken 2 hours before bed works the most effectively.

Areca Palm

If you love a plant that has a modern edge then this plant is a must buy. It will certainly add a bang on trend botanical feel to your bedroom. Like Aloe Vera this stylish plant purifies the air. Indeed, this in turn will help you snooze off.

English Ivy

A little known gem of a sleep aid is the underrated English ivy. This plant is actually particularly useful for those who suffer from allergies or asthma. It is thought that this sophisticated plant reduces mold in the air. However, this plant is toxic if ingested so you need to make sure it is out of reach of curious pets and children.

Jasmine

This sweet smelling plant has a positive effect on anxiety and thus helps sleep. What's more this plant is visually very pleasing and can add an elegant feel to the bedroom. What's not to love?

Peace Lily

Aptly named the peace lily is an awesome sleep aid. In fact peace lilies are one of the best plants for purifying all VOCs in the air. What's more this sturdy plant is particularly tolerant of neglect. So if you don't have green fingers then this plant could be the one for you.