Whether it's a night camping under the stars in the English countryside, or buying a bunch of flowers at a local street market on a Sunday morning, we've all experienced the power of flora and fauna to help open up the senses, energise the mind and body, and look seriously pretty on Instagram.
However, if you're someone who suffers from insomnia, feels groggy, or bunged up in the morning, have you ever considered how your favourite potted plant could be the answer to your sleep problems?
'The antecedent to all living things is the air we breathe,' says psychologist and sleep expert .
Not only do plants and flowers help filter out carbon dioxide pollution for oxygen (which helps keep us alive), they also eliminate chemical toxins (benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene etc) and their effects found in our homes.
'The beauty of plants is that they have a natural filtration system build in them designed to purify,' explains Bastine. In turn, they can do wonders for a good night's sleep.
As a result, we sat down with Bastine and Mairead Curtin, co-owner of London florist , to find out which plants and flowers to invest in for some much-needed shut eye.