Your environment has a profound effect on the quality of your sleep. You probably know that your bedroom should be dark and quiet and shouldn’t be too hot or too cold for you to fall asleep easily and get a full rest. And you can make an addition to your bedroom to further improve your sleep – put a plant in it to make the air fresher and cleaner.
Here are seven plants that aren’t just a nice addition to your bedroom’s interior but also help you sleep better:
One of this plant’s multiple health benefits is making the air in your living space fresher. Aloe vera can actually absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen at night — not all plants can do that. The plant is fairly low-maintenance and easy to grow, and it will make a nice addition to any room in your home.
Valerian extract is used as a sedative, and the plant can also have a calming effect when placed in your bedroom. Inhaling the scent of its flowers can help you fall asleep easier and faster. Make sure your valerian gets 6 hours of sunlight daily.
Not only is jasmine beautiful, but it can also help you sleep well. Breathing in the scent of its flowers can help you relax and make you less anxious. To have a better sleep, you can also try drinking jasmine tea in the evening.
Caring for gerbera daisies can require more time than taking care of other plants on this list, but if you place this plant in your bedroom, you will soon realize the effort pays off greatly. Gerbera daisies emit oxygen at night, making the air in your bedroom more breathable, and they also add color to your home’s interior.
Lavender has long been known to relieve anxiety and promote better sleep. This plant’s scent can lower your heart rate and blood pressure and reduce your anxiety levels. If you are too busy to take care of the plant, you can use lavender essential oil to help you wind down before bedtime.
This plant is also commonly known as mother-in-law’s tongue, and it can remove toxins from the air in your bedroom. Like aloe vera, snake plant also absorbs carbon dioxide and emits oxygen at night, making the air more pleasant to breathe. Keep this plant out of reach of your children and pets because ingesting it can cause poisoning.
It’s safe to keep a spider plant if you have cats and dogs, and it can remove cancerogenous substances (the ones that cause cancer) from the air. In addition to absorbing harmful substances, this plant also adds oxygen to the air even at night.