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Adding Some Earth to the Bedroom with Plants

Sleep is a necessity of life. It is a staple in assuring well-being and good health. If you are not getting a restful nights sleep then you are at risk of sleep deprivation and deficiency. These are unhealthy sleep habits that can affect every part of your life, extending beyond the bedroom. There are many chronic problems related to sleep deficiency, including heart disease, high blood pressure, depression, stroke, and diabetes. Sleep disorders are a chronic epidemic in America, and the damages can be as instantaneous as a car accident from a delayed reaction, to an array of harmful health problems and habits developed over time.

We here at CozyPure want to help America sleep better. We are dedicated to helping you find the right bed and bedding to fulfill your organic comfort needs, but also to provide other resources and information on getting a healthy and benefiting slumber. In lieu of Earth Day, we want to share with you the many resources our own Mother Earth provides that can help you in reaching a soothing slumber.

We partake in the resources given by nature in our products, but also in our showroom where many plants and benefiting foliage has been strategically arranged to offer an aesthetic appeal and to assist in the soothing effects of calming and seducing sleep. We have composited a list of twelve benefiting plants that can aid in sleep. These are plants that NASA recommends in enhancing air quality of living space. It is recommended, that 15 to 18 plants such as these should be located in an 1800 square foot area to provide the best results in improving air quality and overall experience. Poor air quality can lead to an array of health issues, including asthma, allergies, inflammation, and even cancer, with that in mind, adding a plant or two to the bedroom seems to be more than necessary in providing a safer sleep environment. Here are twelve air-quality improving plants, recognized to be benefiting to the restless sleeper:

  1. Jasmine, Jasminum: Jasmine is a vining plant, that grows naturally in warmer climates, but can be kept indoors where it can receive plenty of natural sunlight. Jasmine has been known to reduce anxiety, while the smell can help improve sleep and alertness.
  2. Lavender, Lavindula: Lavender is diffused into many newborn products and products for new moms because of its stress reducing properties. Lavender has been recognized to reduce stress and anxiety, slow heart rate, and lower blood pressure. All of which can help set the stage (or bedroom) for a better nights rest.
  3. Rosemary, Rosemarinus Officinalis: Rosemary works hard to improve the air quality around with its immune boosting qualities and blood flow stimulation. It is has also been shown to boost memory levels by 75 percent.
  4. Aloe Vera, Aloe Barbadensis Miller: This plant is rated by NASA as the number one in oxygen generating and air improving. More oxygen can help you get to sleep better and stay there. The Aloe Vera plant offers a topical ointment inside its foliage that can soothe burns, rashes, and skin abrasions.
  5. English Ivy, Hedera Helix: This ivy is an amazing addition to any plant of garden. It has been shown to reduce up to 94% of airborne mold in a matter of hours. This aids in reducing allergies and lung irritation.
  6. Snake Plant, Mother- In- Laws Tongue, Sansevieria Trifasciata: This is a plant that many have exclaimed is impossible to kill. It filters out many household toxins from the air including formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and benzene. It has also been recognized to aid in preventing eye irritations, respiratory problems, and headaches, while increasing energy levels.
  7. Gardenia, Gardenia jasminoides : The gardenia is a bit trickier to care for, needing to be in bright room without direct sunlight, but is known to aid in relieving anxiety and promoting sleep.
  8. Valerian, Valeriana officialis : This is a perennial flowering plant with a sweet scent that needs a minimum of 6 full hours of sun daily. Valerian is one of the oldest and most studied plants that aid in curing sleep disorders like insomnia.
  9. Peace Lily, Spathiphyllum wallisii : The Peace Lily is rated as one of NASA’s super plants as it filter toxins from the air and can boost humidity by 5 percent. This suppresses airborne allergies and offers relief from allergens. This plant captures mold spores from the air and circulates them to the roots for food.
  10. Bamboo Palm, or Reed Palm, Chamaedorea erumpens : This is beautiful plant that can grow up to 6 feet tall and offers air purification along with a wonderful aroma.
  11. Gerbera Daisies, Gerbera jamesonii : These are cheery flowers that release oxygen at night and are often recommended for the home in cases of sleep apnea and severe allergies. However, these plants need a lot of attention for they are often prone to fungal diseases.
  12. Golden Pothos, Scindapsus aures : This plant has marbled- heart shaped leaves that are incredibly helpful in purifying the air. It is just important to note that the leaves may also be considered mildly toxic to children and pets.
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Cuddling up with the Critters on National Pet Day

Some of CozyPure’s pampered pets lounge with Hans on the Eco Terra Organic Sofa-Day Bed on site.

 

April 11th is National Pet Day and CozyPure supports your commitment to your critters.

Pets are family, and we would not offer the entire family sleep support if we did not mean it. There are many reasons pets are known to benefit the health and quality of life in people, which may be why our owner allows our pets to come to work with us. However, sleeping with our pets, or allowing them to sleep with us, is something more of us are guilty for than not. The American Pet Product Association ran a survey and found that nearly half of dog owners allow their fur-baby to sleep with them at night. It was also found that 62 percent of house cats sleep with their owners and that 13 percent of them sleep with the children. In another study conducted by the Mayo Clinic on sleep disorders, half of the patients in the study admitted to sleeping with their pet and 53% of those patients recognized that their pet disturbed them while sleeping. Disruptive sleep is not restful sleep, but there are those who have shown to sleep easier and more comfortable sharing their slumber space. Pets, like partners, can provide a calm, warm body to regulate our own against and therefore making it easier to fall asleep at night. Those with fibromyalgia and other chronic pains that respond to heat have found that their pets warm bodies act like a heating pad to those sore spots. There is a comforting sense of security that many pet owners remark as the reason for keeping the critter in the bedroom at night. Whether it comes from knowing that they have an alert system near if any intrusions occur or if the security embeds in the companionship of critter and owner is unclear. It has been mentioned that the soothing purrs of a cat or the heavy heart thumps of a pup have aided those with insomnia and other sleep disorders to a peaceful sleep. The body responds significantly to the “petting” of an animal, the cortisol (stress hormone) levels of the human body lowers, while the serotonin (feel-good chemicals) and oxytocin (cuddle chemicals) increase. This release of serotonin and oxytocin relax the body, enhance psychological stability, and provide an excellent mood to drift into sweet dreamland.

Sharing your bed space with your pet is not for everyone. Those who suffer from allergies and asthma should not allow their pet to sleep with them, and preferably should not allow them to sleep in the same room as them. It is good to give the body a rest from breathing in irritating allergens and dander when so detrimentally affected by it. Dogs can become honorary, portraying aggression and dominance issues, when they feel they have certain ‘rights’ to your sleep space. Breaking them of this habit can take time and it is recommended by Pet M.D that owners do not give their dog the freedom of sleeping in the bed on their own accord. Instead, dogs should be taught to ask permission, or wait to be invited to the bed (territory) and then be directed to where to lay on the bed. This allows the pet to recognize the space as a shared space that is dominated by their owner, and their privileges in the bed will be more appreciated and less entitled. Though, if your dog tries to sleep with you, take it as a compliment. Internationally recognized dog trainer, Victoria Stilwell, says, “Dogs only sleep with people or dogs they trust.” So if your waggy-tailed critter wants to cozy down with you, relax in knowing you have created a bond. If you have a cat and question the fuzzy feline’s love for you, experts say that the kitties slow blinks are your sign of approval. People can return the love with a long gaze and slow blink to reciprocate the sign of loving approval. According to cat behaviorist, the calm blink works on house cats, feral cats, and wild felines.

We want you and your furry friends to sleep comfortably and confident in knowing that your companion is as cozy as you. This is why we had to extend our product line from organic bedding made for humans” to CozyPure comfort for your pets too. So whether your fur baby sleeps with you, you are attempting to change their sleep space, or you are a soon-to-be pet parent we have quality organic comfort for you to tuck them in.

‘Sunshine’ is shown, posing on the large Orthopedic Pet Bed, made by the CozyPure professionals.

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