Best plants for a good night's sleep

Best plants for a good night's sleep

A good night’s sleep is very important for a healthy body and mind. Stress and anxiety can cause most sleep-related issues. Sleepless nights can take their toll on our energy, productivity, mood and overall health and quality of life. Relying on medicines is not always the option and you cannot be always sure if it has any side effects or not. So a natural way to ensure a better quality of sleep is to fill your home with beautiful flowers and plants. House plants will not only improve your sleep but also will help with the overall health. Here are the top plants for your bedroom to help you sleep:





Lavender is a well-known plant that induces sleep thanks to it soothing fragrance. Lavender lowers stress levels and blood pressure, thus making you feel sleepy. Lavender facilitates light sleep and decreases rapid-eye movement during sleep.


Aloe vera induces sleep by purifying the air. Aloe vera plant emits oxygen at night, making for a more restful slumber. Aloe reproduces easily so if you buy one you will soon have an Aloe plant for all the rooms in your house. Keep it on your bedroom windowsill as it does need a lot of direct sunlight.


Jasmine’s scent is well known for its relaxing properties since ancient times. The plant has sedative properties that have positive impact on sleep quality. The dispensing of jasmine fragrance leds to greater sleep efficiency and reduced sleep movement. Keep one jasmine pot near your bed or in the window.


Snake plant’s simple green-and-yellow leaves can fit nicely with any decor. It has air purifying mechanism similar to aloe vera plant. The snake plant emits oxygen during the nighttime, making your bedroom’s air fresh and clean, naturally- making you sleep peacefully.


Spider plant just like aloe vera and snake plant is an air purifier. Like I said before, people tend to sleep peacefully in purified air. Spider plant has an ability to remove harmful formaldehyde from the air (approx. 90%) you breathe with efficiency. For fresher air while you get your shut-eye, keep a spider plant or two on a bedroom shelf or in the window.


Gardenia has the ability to induce sleep just like the sleeping tablets work, yes it is that strong. You can totally rely on this plant if you are prescribed with mood enhancers or sleeping pills. Gardenia is an effective plant for treating insomnia, anxiety and poor sleep


English ivy has been known to improve symptoms of allergies or asthma as it has the power to clean up to 94% of airborne faeces and 78% of airborne mould. This also means you will have better sleep especially for those with breathing problems. This plant is a trailing plant, so keep it on a tall shelf or in a hanging basket.

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