Keeping beautiful plants in your bedroom helps create a relaxing environment. But did you know some plants can even help you sleep? In addition to their restive properties, plants can also remove harmful chemicals and allergens from the air in your room and release oxygen. So, if you are an insomniac, or just want to get better quality sleep, try one of these plants in your bedroom.
Believed by some to hold purifying properties, keeping a sage plant in the bedroom helps you relax and sleep better at night. To grow sage indoors, place the plant near a sunny window and water occasionally.
Also known as the ficus plant, Weeping Fig helps to remove chemicals and allergens in the air, such as trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, and benzene. Weeping Fig trees require bright, indirect light and temperatures above 70 degrees to live properly.
In addition to its many benefits as an essential oil used in aromatherapy, French lavender can also help you sleep better at night. The scent from the plant is very relaxing, leading to better quality sleep. In addition, lavender plants require sunlight and only the occasional watering to survive.
Known for cleaning the air of such toxins as trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, benzene, and xylene, English ivy makes a perfect plant to keep in your bedroom. Avoid using this plant if you have children or pets because the leaves are toxic if eaten.
Known to reduce anxiety, keeping a jasmine plant in the bedroom at night help you to relax and get better quality sleep. In addition to its relaxing scent, jasmine is also easy to care for. The plant lives well in a pot on a windowsill. Just water it regularly.
One of the easiest plants to grow indoors, the Chinese evergreen plant can quickly soak up any chemical vapors, such as from formaldehyde and benzene. It also releases plenty of oxygen. The plant can even grow in low-light conditions, making it perfect for the bedroom.
Fairly easy to maintain, the peace lily can remove harmful gasses and allergens from the air. Resilient in nature, the peace lily only requires sunlight and occasional watering to survive. When placing a peace lily in your bedroom, keep in mind that they are poisonous to cats and dogs.
A great allergen remover, the Barberton daisy can grow up to two feet tall. The plant’s colorful petals make it a nice addition to a bedroom, and the plant is easy to maintain. You need to take care when handling it, though, because the leaves of the plant are paper thin and can be easily damaged.
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The tall snake plant can remove nitrogen, formaldehyde, and xylene, among other harmful chemicals, from the air in your bedroom. Known as a natural air purifier, snake plant, like all plants, releases oxygen into the air, which helps you sleep.
Many people try a variety of different methods to get the sleep they need each day to function. Keeping plants in your room is an easy solution that requires a minimum amount of care on your part. So, the next time you are looking to get better, more restful sleep, consider getting one of these plants.