Millions of people are suffering from sleep disorders such as sleep apnea or insomnia. Sleep apnea is a dangerous condition in which a person’s breathing is interrupted overnight, and can have fatal consequences. Leaving the condition untreated can leave the brain without oxygen and may damage it beyond repair.
There are 2 types of sleep apnea – obstructive sleep apnea which is caused by a blockage in the airway, and central sleep apnea, when the brain fails to signal the muscles to breathe, leading to instability in the respiratory control center.
Who’s at risk of sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea can affect anyone regardless of age, but there are some common risk factors such as:
– Being over 40;
– Gastrointestinal reflux;
– Large tonsils, large tongue or a small jaw bone;
– Large neck;
– Being overweight or obese;
– Nasal obstruction caused by a deviated septum, sinus problems or allergies.
Although difficult to treat, sleep apnea can be relieved with some natural plants that will relax the atmosphere in your bedroom and help you breathe better. Here are the 4 plants that can cure insomnia and sleep apnea:
The Snake Plant, or Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, is one of the most recommended plants for improving air quality. The optimal place to keep this relatively inexpensive and low-maintenance plant is the bedroom, because it converts CO2 into oxygen at night. Researcher Kamal meattle says, “Meattle says Mother-in-Law’s Tongue is known as “the bedroom plant.” While most plants take away oxygen at night, this one gives off oxygen at night. The plant also filters formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene, and benzene from the air. Meattle recommends 6-8 waist-high plants per person for optimal output from this oxygen factory.
This plant is packed with relaxing properties, which are effective for relieving stress and anxiety. Moreover, these properties will provide relaxing atmosphere suitable for a good night’s sleep and will lower the heart rate.
This is one of the easiest plants to grow. It enhances the quality of the air, absorbs the air toxins, releases oxygen and helps breathing. It also reduces airborne up to 94 percent.
This is another great plant for promoting sleep and eliminating insomnia. Aloe Vera produces oxygen during night, so it will be easier for you to breath and relax, thus fall asleep faster.