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10 of the Best Bedroom Plants for Better Sleep

Written by Grace & Silas
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There’s nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night for no reason. It’s seriously frustrating and getting back to sleep can be pretty hard.

But thankfully there are plenty of bedroom plants that can actually help you fall asleep. And down below, I’ve gathered some awesome plants you need in your bedroom.

These are plants that make you relax and have air purifying benefits that’ll help you have healthy sleeping patterns. Also, they require minimal attention, which means you don’t have to work very hard to keep them alive. So check them out and let me know what you think!

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Lavender

Probably one of the most well-known plants, when it comes to relaxation, lavender’s aromatherapy can help reduce levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, in the body. And this aids in relaxation and better blood circulation. Keep a pot of lavender in your bedroom and have a better night’s sleep.

Snake Plant

Don’t be scared of its name. This air purifying plant filters out harmful toxins from the air, removes CO2 and releases O2 all night. This helps you sleep better and wake up feeling rested. And because they’re one of the easiest plants to maintain, they’re perfect for your bedroom.

Jasmine

With its distinct, sweet smell that’s usually used in perfumes and essential oils, Jasmine is an effective sleeping agent. Its aromatherapy helps to better the quality of sleep and improve your immune system as well.

Rosemary

One of the most used herbs in cooking, this plant can also give you good sleep. Rosemary’s essential oil helps uplift your mood and helps you feel calm. (Source) It relieves stress and encourages better sleep.

Spider Plant

Not only is it good at purifying and detoxifying the indoor air, spider plants are also great for promoting restful sleep. It cleanses and eliminates chemicals in the air like benzene, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide while you sleep. It also absorbs odors and fumes as well as sustains oxygen levels in the room.

English Ivy

This low-maintenance and simple to grow plant is a great option for beautifying your home and purifying the air inside your house. It fights the mold floating in the air and improves the atmosphere.

Also, the leaves help to improve symptoms of allergies or asthma, which helps better the quality of your sleep if you suffer from this.

Gardenias

Gardenias are another flowering houseplant that emits a specific fragrance which helps give you good sleep. Its carotenoids compound can significantly improve the quality of your rest and it even has antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Aloe Vera

Known for its herbal healing properties for minor cuts, burns, and skin ailments, aloe vera also helps you get better sleep. It purifies the toxic compounds formaldehyde and benzene from the air which can disrupt sleep. Keep it in your bedroom window as it needs a lot of direct sunlight for you to benefit from it.

Chamomile

Popularly used in teas, Chamomile has a calming and relaxing effect that’s a great sleep aid. It naturally alleviates the feelings of anxiety, restlessness, and stress and instantly relaxes the mind.

Drink a warm cup of chamomile tea before going to bed, put a pot of chamomile flowers on your nightstand, and get some great sleep!

Valerian

A plant with sweetly scented pink or white flowers that usually blooms in the summer, Valerian is a great source for sleep-inducing properties. By simply inhaling its scent, it will help you fall asleep quickly, especially for those who suffer from insomnia.


I said it before and I’ll say it again, plants are not only good as home decor, but they’re also great for your health and sleep. They’re worth adding to your room and have so many great therapeutic benefits for your health. Not to mention, they’re low maintenance and easy to care, so it’s a total win. So give these ten best bedroom plants a try and let me know what you think!

Now if you have any questions about these plants for better sleep, feel free to ask me in the comments down below!

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Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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