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The plant that gives you a better night’s rest

Q&A with Dr. Manny:  I've heard that there are plants that will actually help you sleep better - is this true?

 

Drinking chamomile tea can calm you down and get you ready for bed, but there are some other natural ways to help you get some zzz’s.

Here’s a question we received from a viewer:

Dear Dr. Manny,
I’ve heard that there are plants that will actually help you sleep better— is this true?
Thanks,
Jane

It’s true, making a few adjustments to your bedroom can make all the difference in your sleep quality.

First, be sure to create a cool, dark sleeping environment. Get into the habit of going to bed around the same time each night and avoid using your smartphone and computer an hour before bed.

However, there are some plants that you can add to your bedroom.

“There are herbal teas, chamomile, of course; my favorite being passion flower. It’ll knock you out and keep you out—gives you a great night’s sleep. Kava works as well. But there is also a plant that you can put into your bedroom, snake plant. It’s a common ornamental… and it significantly increases the oxygen density in our bedroom and gives you a better night’s sleep,” said Chris Kilham, Fox News' Medicine Hunter.

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