Bringing a little of the outdoors indoors can do wonders for your overall health and mood. Plants convert carbon dioxide to oxygen, so your breathable air is more oxygen-rich. Here is our list of the best plants that will help promote better sleep.
The National Sleep Foundation acknowledges that the smell of lavender can lower blood pressure and heart rate, reduce stress, and improve sleep quality. There’s a reason that lavender is the scent of many nighttime lotions for all ages. Even if you don’t have a lavender plant in your bedroom, using a lavender-scented spray on your pillow can help you drift off to dream land faster.
2. Snake Plant (Mother-in-Law’s Tongue)
Snake plant is an excellent air purifier, removing four out of five common toxins. One of the most low-maintenance plants, the snake plant can survive in poor soil and dry conditions, and only needs to be watered every few weeks. However, make sure your plant container drains adequately the snake plant will rot in standing water.
3. English Ivy
The English ivy purifies toxins as well as molds and other airborne allergens inside the house. NASA has discovered the English ivy is great at removing benzene and formaldehyde from the air, as well. Many people want this plant because its foliage looks great in any way, whether it’s hanging, climbing, or crawling.
4. Spider Plant
Spider plants a great for the bedroom because they purify the air you breathe, improving your sleep with cleaner air to breathe. Spider plants grow in all kinds of light with average moisture, making them easy to maintain indoors.
Valerian root is the main ingredient in many herbal sleep aids. You don’t have to take a pill, though, to experience the benefits of valerian. Research has shown that just the smell of the plant can help you stay asleep longer.
6. Aloe Vera
Another great air purifier, aloe vera can survive without much attention as well. They prefer bright light but can go without watering. So set them near your window, and don’t forget to use the gel from their leaves for burns and cuts for faster healing.