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Indoor Plants and Their Effect on Your Sleep

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jul 26, 2020 12:43:00 AM

   

Having plants in your bedroom can benefit you in several ways: Fragrant plants, such as jasmine, gardenia, and lavender give off a fragrance that has been shown to calm nerves and help people sleep. ... Some plants have been found to absorb toxins from the air such as benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde.

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Topics: unwind, plants, mindfulness

How Mindfulness Leads to Great Sleep

Posted by Stacy Walden on Jun 30, 2020 4:30:00 AM

Have you been struggling with insomnia? Whether it’s due to our current societal climate, stress from personal or work life, or that you’ve never optimized your nighttime routine there are many factors and reasons catching Z’s can be difficult. In fact, 1 in 3 adults doesn’t get enough sleep (that is, at least seven hours per night) according to the CDC. Our minds are actively engulfed in the media, relationships, obligations, and other distractions that make it difficult to shut off and recharge. That being said, being mindful of these set-backs is the first step in getting back on track.

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Topics: relax, meditation, mindfulness

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