Having trouble sleeping? Feeling tired when you wake up? Stressed? Or anxious? Try adding a few plants in your bedroom. Turns out, plants aren’t just pretty. Studies have shown that certain house plants can help boost your mood, reduce stress and increase productivity, and breathe cleaner air for better sleep so that you can wake up feeling more rested. So don’t grumble and groan your sleep away, watch it grow once you keep one of these plants in your bedroom!
With tear-drop shaped white flowers peeping out of glossy dark green leaves, the peace lily juxtaposes light and dark, beauty and functionality, exhibiting the balanced yin-yang of plants. Not only is it calming to look at, but also calming in its abilities, filtering out harmful toxins and microbes. According to a study by NASA, it can boost the humidity in your room by 5%, relieving dry noses and itchy throats. This creates a safer, cleaner, more peaceful environment, allowing you to sleep calmly through the night. This plant is also calm in regard to its care, requiring only a shady space or a window frame and weekly watering.
This cheery flower will brighten up any room, coming in bright orange, pink, yellow or white. Not only will it make you happy while you’re awake but, when the lights go down and you crawl into bed, this flower will remove trace pollutants such as formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, and carbon monoxide from the air and release oxygen, helping you breathe comfortably while you sleep. This is more of a temporary flower, and it needs to be pampered - it burns bright, but fast!
Create living art in your bedroom by draping English Ivy’s romantic green tendrils along a ledge, or from a hanging basket, in your bedroom! According to WebMD, English Ivy noticeably reduces airborne mold, helping allergy and asthma sufferers. English Ivy can thrive with only moderate exposure to sunlight. Ivy is easy to take care of, requiring little water.
The winding striped leaves of the snake plant make its namesake clear, but don’t be fooled - having this plant in your room will not come back to bite you. The snake plant improves indoor air quality by emitting oxygen and taking in carbon dioxide at night and it filters out nasty household toxins such as formaldehyde and trichloroethylene, giving you a better night’s sleep. Snake Plant is sturdy and easy to care for, as you only will need to water it every couple of weeks.
Pamper yourself with this purple plant! Lavender is a gorgeous addition to any room and one that offers great health benefits. A study by Wesleyan University found that the soothing scent of lavender induces sleep and reduces stress, your heart rate, and blood pressure, helping you snooze calmly and comfortably.
This succulent is most well-known for its ability to help heal burns, bites, and dry skin. However, its health benefits don’t end there! NASA found that Aloe Vera promotes better air quality, emitting oxygen during the nighttime and in effect helping you breathe clearly while you sleep. It needs direct sunlight, so place it on your window ledge, but is otherwise easy to care for, only requiring sporadic watering.
Puffs of pink and white burst from this cheery flower, which was used in ancient times to help manage insomnia. Similar to Som Sleep, the sweet scent this flower emits helps you fall asleep faster and stay asleep. Just place this plant in direct sunlight and snooze away.
According to a study by the Wheeling Jesuit University, the scent of this classic white flower improves your sleep quality. Not only will it make you feel better at night, but also in the morning when you wake up with less stress, a better attitude, and higher productivity levels because of the soothing effects this fragrant plant has on your body and mind.