Even if you haven’t been diagnosed with insomnia, we all suffer from bouts of it from time to time! And when insomnia does strike, isn’t it the absolute worst? No one likes to sit awake staring at a dark ceiling all night. If you struggle with nightly insomnia, or even just struggle with it occasionally, plant one of these plants bedside. These bedroom plants like the light low and they’re even said to be plants that help you sleep at night. Say goodbye to restless nights with any one of these gorgeous (and easy to grow) bedroom plants.
Plants That Help You Sleep
The Aloe Vera plant is recognized by NASA as one of the top air-improving plants! Better air quality is great all day long but it’s even more beneficial at night. Not only does this bedroom plant have incredible air-purifying capabilities but it’s actually super easy to grow too. Aloe Vera will tolerate periods of extreme drought and neglect making it the perfect plant for those of us who have trouble growing houseplants!
Don’t worry…you won’t swallow this spider at night! This plant doesn’t crawl away on its own (although, how cool would that be) but it DOES filter out a whopping 90 percent of all potentially cancerous formaldehyde from the air. Plus, it actively absorbs and filters all bad odors. You’ll be amazed at how air-quality affects your sleeping habits!
No, not those gigantic bamboo stalks that you see out in the wild! The Bamboo Palm plant is much daintier than the full-sized version, but it also removes plenty of toxins from the air! Additionally, it makes any space feel more tropical! Stick it in a corner that needs a little warmth and occasionally, move it to an area of partial sunlight. Unlike other palms, this variety doesn’t love tons of sun!
It’s hard to find plants that will grow in a bedroom AND bloom so the Peace Lily is just perfect! Like the other plants, it’s great at filtering harmful toxins from the air, but this plant can actually boost room humidity by as much as 5 percent. Though it’s a slight change in humidity, your skin and lungs will notice the difference! This bedroom plant will make your complexion THAT much dewier. Make sure soil is moist consistently and plant in an area of indirect sunlight. This is one of my favorite plants that help you sleep.
Like the Peace Lily, Jasmine plants have a stunning look about them. But this bedroom plant is different, according to certain studies, may actually help those suffering from anxiety. Though great for anxiety, this plant is not great for eastern-facing windows, it likes areas of full sun in the summertime instead. In the winter, you can use this to brighten a corner of the bedroom that receives indirect sunlight. Let plant soil dry out completely between waterings!
Grow this plant in moderate sunlight for improved air quality and toxin removal. In fact, this plant will filter out toxins found from feces and mold. Who wouldn’t sleep better knowing that these toxins are being removed? Keep plants away from bright light but be sure to allow the soil to dry out in between waterings.
Snake Plant is well known for filtering formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and benzene from the air, resulting in purer air throughout the home. Place in areas of low light like an east-facing window (though they will thrive in almost any condition BUT direct sunlight) and water when soil feels dry. Never water plant leaves when watering, always water directly in the plant’s base!
A better nights sleep comes in the shape of the Golden Pothos plant! It requires a little morning sun and a watering once a week. In return, you’ll have consistently clean air circulating throughout your bedroom. This plant doesn’t require much care compared to the benefits it provides, making it one of the very best bedroom plants on the list!
Which one of these plants that help you sleep will you be putting in your bedroom? Don’t forget to check out my post on 10 totally cool house plants to incorporate throughout your home!
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