5 Flowers that help you sleep better

5 Flowers that help you sleep better

1.  Chamomile 

We are all familiar with Chamomile tea & essential oil that helps us relax. The best way to get anything is from fresh. Hop to the nursery and get a chamomile flower for your bedside and one to make your own tea from the blossoms. According to medical studies, chamomile not only induces sleep but also assists in a deeper, uninterrupted shut-eye.

2. Gerbera Daisy

Not only are these blooms good-looking, but they are also the perfect flower for your bedroom due to their ability to increase oxygen. They carry air-purifying qualities so you can breathe in crispy-clean air while in dreamland. 

3. Jasmine

The scent that makes us all go aaaah. Studies show that the beautiful aroma of Jasmine has anxiety-reducing effects. Put some fresh Jasmine in your pillowcase for a delightful sleep or in a glass jar next to your favourite bedside book. 

4. Lavender

We all know it too well, the rich, floral scent that oozes mellow. Lavender works as an anxiolytic (an anxiety reliever) and a sedative to increase relaxation and calm and help bring about sleep. Lavender interacts with the neurotransmitter GABA to help quiet the brain and nervous system activity, reducing agitation, anger, aggression, and restlessness. Perfect to add some fresh cuts to your pillowcase or bedtime tea.

5. Orchid

This gorgeous tropical flower doesn’t need any other reason than it’s good looks to earn a place on your bedside table. However, they are more than just a pretty face. Like many other plants, Orchids absorb carbon dioxide during the day and release oxygen in the evening, aiding quality sleep. 

Mattress size guide

Mattress sizes

Single: 91 cm x 188 cm

A single bed is ideal for your little ones first big bed. They can get adequate quality sleep for a reasonable amount of years. Single beds are the smallest standard size, and are often used to create a king size bed by pushing two sets together. They are also great for tiny rooms where space is not really an option.

Three quarter: 107 cm x 188 cm

3/4 beds are great for student digs, and for kids up to their teen years. They offer enough space for young adults too, making them a good option for an economical yet acceptable sleeping surface. The 3/4 is very popular in bulk accommodation establishments such as hostels, mines and boarding schools. They are also very popular for hospitality organisations like a B&B or backpackers where space may not be a luxury.

Double: 137 cm x 188 cm

Double beds can easily accommodate a young adult or teenager. It provides a good sleeping surface for a good quality sleep. Double beds are ideally suited for this modern age living, with small apartment buildings and townhouse complexes becoming more popular. Double beds are also great for couples who are starting out in life with limited bedroom space and budget.

Queen: 152 cm x 188 cm

Queen size beds are considered the best option for couples giving each individual the opportunity to have enough sleeping area to get an undisturbed sleep. More common in the main bedroom of the house, they can also be a good fit for a teen or adult that has enough space in the room. It is also frequently found in medium-sized hospitality rooms.

King: 182 cm x 188 cm

Best for couples who like a lot of their own sleeping space. The king size bed is perfect if you need the space to have the best quality sleep. It is also great for large families who like to spend time in bed on movie nights. Generally found in the main bedroom. The king size is also often found in luxury hospitality suites.

Extra length sizes: 200 cm in length

Most of the sizes are available in an extra length, which is 200 cm long from head to toe. This generally accommodates the taller individual but is also convenient for those of us who have foot sleeping pets.