If Proust was In Search of Lost Time it is obvious that we, people of the 21st century, are in search of lost sleep, if indeed it has already been found. I speak on behalf of those who struggle to fall asleep, for whom the night is more like a nightmare than peaceful dreams, although to have a nightmare you must already be asleep. On the Internet it is full of ideas for sleeping well, we have even already given you a little recap of the objects to sleep better because we know well the anxiety of the alarm clock which rings in 4 hours while you are in your bed counting sheep (it is useless). So stop and take notes because here’s something to help you sleep and redecorate your room. Then you can resume your race against insomnia.
According to a study conducted at the University of Bochum, Germany, Gardenia helps fight insomnia and reduce anxiety. The scent of its flowers has the same effects as Vallium and sends a deep sleep signal to our neurotransmitters. A real anxiolytic in pot. The little problem is maintenance, it needs a lot of light but does not support direct sunlight. Too bad for you if you live in Paris but perfect if you live in the south (but in this case we do not tolerate your sleep problems because you have everything to be happy).
A well-known plant that can be declined ad infinitum: perfume, shower gel, candle, you are probably already consuming it in herbal tea if you are struggling to sleep. This Swiss army knife of nature is as beautiful as it is practical, there are more than 200 kinds with white, yellow or pink flowers. We recommend that you put at least 6 in your room for a wedding ceremony effect, because there is no night quieter than the night before your wedding.
3. Hairy chlorophytum
A plant that we like because it looks like a mini weeping willow. It immediately gives a more bucolic atmosphere, even to a 9m² bedroom covered with a Marilyn Manson poster. Ideal for heavy smokers, it cleans the ambient air of odors and smoke. It absorbs all that is carbon monoxide, benzene, toluene, xylene and formaldehyde, not very reassuring names which are indeed carcinogenic and are found in household products, fabrics, furniture and of course tobacco smoke. Yippee.
A plant that has taken everything from the daisy because it looks a lot like it but which is more useful than this uninteresting flower because it neutralizes the fumes of chemical pollutants, such as hairy chlorophytum (the plant before). Little bonus, it gives off oxygen at night, which makes the air in your room as pleasant as at your granny’s place, who airs it all the time and puts potpourri everywhere. It is also useful for people with respiratory problems or sleep apnea but it needs sun so it is hoped that all those affected live in sunny places.
5. The Golden Scindapsus
A very pretty plant with shiny green leaves often spotted with yellow for a wildlife effect. Like the two previous plants, the golden scindapsus filters the ambient air (no originality) but here BE CAREFUL its sap is toxic. We therefore advise you to place it high up and to wash your hands well after use. A perfect plant if you have a taste for risk and want to give your interior an “I’m back from the Amazon” effect or if you want to intoxicate someone without their knowledge by inviting them to handle it.
We no longer present it to you as health magazines and our grandparents made it more than a plant but an art of living. And for good reason, lavender helps slow the heart rate and lower blood pressure by reducing restlessness. We therefore invite you now to put it everywhere, in all forms, in your bedroom, living room, toilet to take lavender in herbal tea, smoothie, intravenous, to breathe it or more effective but more restrictive, to move near a field of lavender. Look how beautiful it is.
7. Snake Plant (Sanseviera Trifasciata)
It is called that because of the elongated and pointed shape of its leaves, even if it does not particularly evoke a snake in my opinion. More friendly than this animal it converts carbon dioxide into oxygen, for an airy and purified room, in fresh mode of living Hollywood chewing gum. And too cool it does not require special care, you can leave it there, on a corner of the table, it comes out without too much effort. Finally a plant that suits us.
8. Aloe vera
Monument of the cosmetics industry, it of course promotes sleep otherwise it would not be in this top but it also has the ability to fight against electromagnetic waves and dust mites! And even more phew when your air is too polluted it develops brown spots on its leaves. It looks like a plant from the future, a gadget from the totally spies themselves. This healthy barometer of the atmosphere is maintained without pressure, tranquillou bilou.
9. English ivy (hedera helix)
According to one study, English ivy reduces airborne mold by up to 94%, reducing the risk of allergies. It also absorbs pollutants and purifies atmospheres saturated with plastics which is very appreciable for people like me who have on average 20 empty water bottles in their room. In addition he likes fresh atmospheres and requires a little light but not too much either, which totally explains his nationality.
10. Madagascar dragon tree (Dracaena marginata)
Nothing really unusual about this plant, which looks just like the snake plant, except that it also requires a bright location and regular watering, which is a bit boring. It still comes from Madagascar, which may be reason enough for adoption, just to nonchalantly tell your interlocutor that you bought it there (it’s not true but it gives you an exotic side). It’s more original than lavender but less colorful.