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Six Plants To Improve Your Bedroom

— by Sleep Outfitters on Mar 18, 2024

Bringing a little of the outdoors into your home can do wonders for your overall health and mood. Plants convert carbon dioxide to oxygen, making your breathable air more oxygen-rich. As their primary function, bedrooms provide a space for rest and relaxation. Consider adding a plant from our list below to help promote better sleep.

Plants in a bedroom

1. Lavender

The National Sleep Foundation acknowledges that the smell of lavender can help lower blood pressure and heart rate, reduce stress, and improve sleep quality. There’s a reason lavender is the scent of many nighttime lotions. 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 dreamland faster.

2. Snake Plant 

Snake plants are excellent air purifiers, removing four out of five common toxins, including CO2, xylene, benzene, and formaldehyde. As a low-maintenance plant, it can survive in poor soil and dry conditions and only needs water every few weeks. However, make sure your plant container drains adequately, or the snake plant will rot in standing water.

3. English Ivy

The English ivy purifies toxins, molds, and other airborne allergens inside the house. Additionally, NASA discovered that English ivy is excellent at removing benzene and formaldehyde from the air. Many people purchase this plant for its attractive foliage – whether hanging, climbing, or crawling – making it a versatile addition to a room.

4. Spider Plant

Spider plants are great for the bedroom because they enhance sleep by providing cleaner air. These plants grow in all kinds of light with average moisture, making them easy to maintain indoors.

5. Valerian

Valerian root is the main ingredient in many herbal sleep aids, but you don't have to take a pill to experience the benefits. Research has shown that the plant's smell can help you stay asleep longer.

6. Aloe Vera

Another excellent air purifier, aloe vera, can survive without much attention. They prefer bright light and can go without watering. To care for this plant, set it near your window, and don't forget to use the gel from the leaves on burns and cuts to promote healing.

Keeping plants in mind when you decorate your sleep space will brighten the room – and may even help you get a better night’s rest.

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