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These 7 plants will cure insomnia and help you get a better nights sleep
Emma Smizer

If you’ve been having trouble sleeping lately, you might actually be suffering some a mild form of insomnia. Turns out, insomnia is an incredibly common disorder. According to the American Sleep Association, 1 in 3 adults suffer from chronic insomnia. Also, more than 40 million people in the United States are insomniacs, not counting the additional 20 million people who experience occasional sleeping problems.

With so many people having problems with sleeping, we’ve come up with a list of the best plants that can help you get a few more Z’s every night. Let’s jump right in.

1. California Poppy

If you’re a tea-lover, you might want to try having a cup of California poppy tea before bed. For years, the California poppy tincture has been used in small amounts to promote better sleep. If you also suffer from any aches and pains, this might be the remedy for you.


2. Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is well-known for being full of anti-oxidants, but did you know this can also help you sleep better? Having a cup of lavender tea before bed can promote relaxation and get you ready for bedtime. If you find that you suffer from migraines or intense headaches, try adding lavender salts to your bath. For another great solution to stress or insomnia, try adding a couple drops of lavender essential oil to handkerchief and inhaling a few slow breaths.


3. Passionflower

Other than being a gorgeous flower, the passionflower has also been known to ease stress and promote better sleeping. Researchers have also proven this little flowers potent punch, especially when used in conjunction with other sleep-promoting herbs and vitamins.


4. Valerian Root Extract

Valerian root can be consumed in two helpful ways – either as a dietary supplement pill or in the form of tea. If you’re taking this supplement in pill form, make sure to take it an hour before bed to get the full benefits. Studies have also shown that, if taken regularly, valerian root can actually lose it potency as your body slowly adjusts to its chemical components.


5. White Jasmine

Keeping a white jasmine plant in your room can help you sleep better thanks to its naturally soothing aroma. For those of you who don’t like taking pills or drinking tea, this might be just what you need to help you relax!


6. Magnolia Bark

This bark has long been used in Chinese medicine – and for good reason! Studies have proven its effectiveness at promoting drowsiness and a better, longer sleep duration. We recommend just starting with one pill occasionally before bedtime to see how it affects you and how potent it is for your specific body.


7. Peace Lily

Again, if you’re not someone who likes drinking tea or taking any kind of supplements, the peace lily might also be a good alternative. These lilies are well-known for their gentle fragrant smell and ability to cleanse the air from toxins. Keeping one of these at your bedside could help you just the rest you need.


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