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10 Plants Proven To Improve Your Sleep and Purify Your Air


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1. Saatva ClassicInnerspring$799 - $1,599
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Mattress toppers & pads are a great way to cool your bed and extend its life.
Topper SizeMaterialFirmnessWarr.
LINENSPA
LINENSPA 2 Inch Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper, Twin
Best Value2"Gel memory foamMedium3 years
MOLECULE AIRTEC
MOLECULE AIRTEC
Best Comfort3"Memory foamMedium-firm5 years
MyPillow
MyPillow Three-inch Mattress Bed Topper (Twin)
Best pressure point relief3"FoamMedium-firm10 years
LUCID
LUCID 2-Inch Ventilated Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper - Full
Best cooling2"Gel memory foamSoft3 years
Milemont
Milemont Mattress Topper Twin, 2-Inch Cool Swirl Gel Mattress Topper for Twin Size Bed, Blue
Best for back pain2"Gel memory foamMedium10 years
Pure Green
Pure Green 100% Natural Latex Mattress Topper - Firm - 2 Inch - Queen Size
Best for stomach sleepers2"Natural latexExtra-firm5 years
Sleep Innovations
Sleep Innovations 4-inch Dual Layer Gel Memory Foam Enhanced Support, King, Made in the US Mattress Topper
Best for side sleepers4"Gel memory foamSoft10 years
Sleep Number DUAL TEMP
Sleep Number DUAL TEMP
Best temperature regulation-Forced Air-1 year
TEMPUR ProForm
Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR Supreme 3-Inch Mattress Topper Medium Firm, Full, White
Best memory foam3"Memory foamMedium-firm10 years
Avocado Green
Avocado Green
Best organic2"Organic latexSoft/firm10 years
Bed cooling/heating systems have come a long way – especially the BedJet, my favorite.
SystemTypeBest For...Temp. RangeControl
BedJet V3
BedJet V3
Air cooledBest Overall (esp. for night sweats)66°F-104°FWireless remote control/smartphone app
ChiliPad Cube 3.0
Chili Technology chiliPAD Cube 3.0 - ME and WE Zones - Cooling and Heating Mattress Pad - Individual Temperature Control, Great Sleep Enhancement, Wireless Remote Integration (Queen (80" L x 60" W))
Water cooledBest water cooling system55°F-115°FWireless remote control
Ooler Sleep System
Ooler Sleep System
Water cooledBest temperature control55°F-115°FSmartphone app via Bluetooth
The Pod by Eight Sleep
The Pod by Eight Sleep
Water cooledBest smart cooling system55°F-115°FSmartphone app/smart voice assistant
Mattress Cooler "Classic"
2020 Mattress Cooler "Classic" Chilled Water Sleep Cooling System (Now with a Spare "27x63" Cooling Pad)
Water cooledBest budget cooling systemN/AWireless remote control
SleepNumber Dual-Temp v3
SleepNumber Dual-Temp v3
Air cooledN/ARemote control
bFan Cooling System
bFan Cooling System
FanBest bed fanN/AWired remote control
Brookstone bed fan
Brookstone Bed Fan with Wireless Remote
FanN/AWireless remote control
These pillows excel at relieving neck and shoulder pain:
PillowWhy I Like It
PlushBeds Shredded Natural Latex Pillow
Best Cooling Mattress Pads

best shredded latex pillow for side sleepers
Coop Home Goods Memory Foam
Coop Home Goods - Premium Adjustable Loft Pillow - Hypoallergenic Cross-Cut Memory Foam Fill - Lulltra Washable Cover from Bamboo Derived Rayon - CertiPUR-US/GREENGUARD Gold Certified - Queen
perennial, proven Amazon Choice with over 16,000 reviews
MARNUR Contour Pillow
MARNUR Cervical Memory Foam Pillow Orthopedic Contour Pillows for Neck Pain Ergonomic Pillow with RoHS Certification and Pillowcase Covers, White(23.5×14.5×5.5 Inch)
perfect spine support using a groove down the middle
SleepRightSplintek Side
SleepRight Splintek Side Sleeping Pillow Memory Foam Pillow – Best Pillow for Sleeping On Your Side – 24" x 5" Standard Size
full facial cradle plus a perfectly-angled shoulder cradle
Xtreme Comforts Adjustable Pillow
Xtreme Comforts Hypoallergenic, Adjustable Thickness, Kool-Flow Micro Vented Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Bed Pillow for Sleeping, Back, Stomach & Side Sleepers, Queen Size, Made in USA
thinner and softer than most, so your head will not bend back
UTTU Sandwich Pillow
UTTU Sandwich Pillow, Adjustable Memory Foam Pillow, Bamboo Pillow for Sleeping, Cervical Pillow for Neck Pain, Neck Support for Back, Stomach, Side Sleepers, Orthopedic Contour Pillow, CertiPUR-US
designed specifically for neck support and alignment.
Mediflow Water Pillow
Mediflow Fiber: The First & Original Water Pillow, clinically Proven to Reduce Neck Pain & Improve Sleep. Therapeutic, Ideal for People Looking for Proper Neck Support
clinical tests prove it reduces neck pain
Cradle Me Cervical Pillow
Cradle Me Cervical Pillow - Orthopedic Contour Memory Foam Pillow for Back and Side Sleepers with Neck and Spine Support - Helps Reduce Back and Neck Pain
best overall design with lots of position choices
KaUa Neck Roll
K Ka Ua Neck Roll Pillow Cervical Bolster with Bamboo Cover – Memory Foam Spine Lumbar Traction Spondylosis Support 4” Diameter x 17 “Length (4 Inch)
1,000s of satisfied customers & rave reviews
J-Pillow Travel Pillow
J-Pillow Chin Supporting Travel Pillow - 2020 Version - British Invention of The Year Winner - Supports Your Head, Neck & Chin (Blue)
added chin support prevents your head from falling forward.
Nursal Contour
NURSAL Knee Pillow for Side Sleepers - Wedge Contour Support Pillow for Leg, Orthopedic Knee Pillow for Sciatica Relief, Back Pain, Leg Pain, Pregnancy, Hip and Joint Pain
great reviews, washable cover - and half the price
These are my favorite luxury sheet sets sold online:
Best Luxury SheetsIncludesSizesColours
Parachute
Parachute
Fitted sheet + two pillowcasesTwin to Cal KingSand, Slate, White, Light Grey, Blue
Brooklinen
Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set – Includes 1 Flat Sheet, 1 Fitted Sheet + 2 Pillowcases – 480 Thread Count Sateen Sheet Set – 100 Percent Long-Staple Cotton – Oeko-TEX Certified – Smoke – Twin
One flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillowcases.Twin to Cal KingWhite, Cream, Steel, Smoke, Smoke Stripe
Saatva
Saatva
One flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillowcases.Twin to Cal KingWhite, Ivory, Grey
Boll and Branch
Boll & Branch Luxury Fair Trade Long Staple Organic Cotton Sheet Set - Full, Natural
one fitted sheet, one flat sheet, and two pillowcases.Full, Queen, King, Cal King onlyWhite, Solid Natural, Striped White, Pewter
Best For Specific Needs Soft and Warm: Parachute’s Sateen sheets Most Luxurious: Brooklinen’s Linen sheets Organic Luxury Sheets:  Saatva Lofton Organic sheets Breathable/Cool: Percale sheets from Parachute or Brooklinen
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Quality sleep is right for your mental and physical health, and it also helps the body to feel refreshed when you wake up. With quality rest, your body can also reenergize so that it can perform other daily activities. Sleep also helps your body to function correctly.

However, some people experience sleeping problems or fail to stay asleep for an extended period. As a result, these individuals end up experiencing various issues that can affect their wellbeing. If you want to improve your sleep, you can try the following ten plants which will also purify your air.

You should add these plants to your bedroom. Different studies indicate that there are various pollutants in the air we breathe. However, we need clean air, and indoor plants produce oxygen which in turn improves the air quality. Clean air eases breathing, and you can enjoy a peaceful sleep.

1. Peace Lily

Peace lily filters the air, and it also removes harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene. This plant helps to maintain nice humidity indoors and fresh air. The plant is also right in that it suppresses harmful airborne microbes which may cause specific allergy symptoms.

Peace Lily plant for better sleep

People with challenges like dry noses and throats as well as chapped lips can get relief from Peace lily. These conditions are not suitable since they can affect the quality of your sleep, especially at night.

2. Valerian

Valerian is a perennial flowering plant, and it produces flowers with a beautiful scent. The plant comes in shades of white or pink, and it looks attractive. Apart from its attractiveness, this plant is an effective remedy for insomnia.

Valerian flower for better sleep

If you experience challenges to get quality sleep, try to get this plant and place it in your bedroom. Its beautiful scent will give you peaceful rest such that you can sleep for a more extended period.

3. Snake Plant

The snake plant produces large quantities of oxygen which is good for us especially during sleep time. The significant notable aspect about the plant is that it releases more oxygen at night and this is when we need it.

When you are sleeping, you should not gasp for air to breathe, a condition that affects sleep quality. Likewise, this plant helps us to enjoy peaceful sleep at night so that we can overcome challenges of insomnia.

4. Spider Plant

Spider plant is also known for its air-purifying components. It is capable of removing large amounts of chemical elements such as formaldehyde from the air. Formaldehyde contaminates the air in homes, and this affects the quality of sleep of the occupants.

The plant can also absorb odors and fumes from the air and helps to sustain a sufficient level of oxygen in the atmosphere. You should have a lot of these plants if you want them to produce adequate oxygen in your house.

5. Gaber Daisies

Gaber Daises are colorful flowers that produce a sweet scent, and they can improve a person's mood. A person with a happy spirit is likely to get sleep easily and can rest for a more extended period compared to someone stressed.

The flower also produces oxygen that helps to improve the quality of the air you breathe in your home. On top of that, Gaber Daises can also help relieve specific symptoms often referred to as allergies. Allergies can affect your quality of sleep since they cause discomfort.

6. Bamboo Palm

This bamboo plant plays a pivotal role in purifying the air of toxins. Toxins in the air are not good for the nasal system since they affect our breathing. At night, these toxins can disturb our breathing cycles and alter our sleep patterns.

bamboo plant for better sleep

The plant also helps to purify the air of airborne odors which are generally not good since they cause discomfort. It is difficult for you to sleep in an area with bad air. Bamboo palm can help you alleviate sleep problems by purifying the air.

7. Lavender

Lavender is a plant that can relieve stress. Stress is one of the leading causes of insomnia when the mind cannot rest. If you want to improve anxiety, you should try to get a remedy that can help you to relieve stress so that you can get peace of mind. Lavender is the best natural solution for you.

lavender plant for better sleep

Other people claim that Lavender lowers blood pressure and it can also soothe a crying baby. These qualities also help to improve sleep.

8. Jasmine

Jasmine consists of a soothing aroma that can help improve your sleep. The other notable attribute of the plant is that it helps to reduce anxiety which also affects the quality of your sleep. The plant is right in that it helps us feel productive, a condition that is good for quality sleep.

Jasmine potted plant for better sleep

Self-confidence is another critical factor that can improve your sleep. You can easily overcome unnecessary fears that can affect your sleep patterns at night if you are confident. Fear makes us feel uncomfortable in different situations.

9. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a renowned classic plant that can heal a variety of ailments. Many people use its gel for the treatment of various conditions. This plant can also help improve your sleep since it produces specific components that can purify the air inside the house.

aloe vera potted plant add to room for better sleepSome people have different spiritual connotations of the plant. For instance, in Egypt, they call it “plant of immortality” implying that it guarantees life always. If you put this plant in your house, you can also enjoy quality life which leads to proper rest.

10. English Ivy

English Ivy is another plant that can purify the air and it is also capable of combating airborne mold. Airborne mold is not good for our sleep patterns since it causes discomfort which can make it difficult to rest at night. Mold in the air can also affect our breathing pattern which in turn impacts on our sleep.

English Ivy potted plant for better sleep

However, you should also know that this particular plant is toxic therefore you should avoid touching it frequently. You must put it in a position that is beyond the reach of children.

Next time you have trouble sleeping consider adding plants to your bedroom for clean air, and several of the options listed above will provide a relaxing scent.  Hopefully, you can have sweet dreams on a dream bed.  Some of the plants listed might be seasonal, so you may rotate your selection throughout the year. Pleasant dreams!!


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