10 Houseplants To Place In Your Bedroom For a Good Night’s Sleep
Updated: Sep 3, 2019
Did you know that having certain plants in your bedroom can help you improve your sleep quality? These plants will make you relax and breathe easier: they can remove toxins, bad odors, raise the oxygen in the room and remove pollution from the air.
Keep reading, because we have found ten of the best choices around!
Improve your bedroom air quality by choosing a Philodendron.
This plant is particularly good at absorbing a toxin called formaldehyde, known for causing chest pain, shortness of breath, coughing, nose and throat irritation.
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2. Rubber Fig
This plant can purify the air for better sleep quality.
It's famous for its beautiful glossy leaves and for being relatively low-maintenance.
It thrives in medium-high light and doesn't like to stay bone dry, but not soggy wet either.
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Gardenia's scent is excellent for promoting sleep and reducing anxiety.
Just remember this plant needs a perfect balance of light and humidity to thrive.
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The scent of Jasmine has a gentle and soothing effect on your mind and body and can reduce anxiety levels.
Jasmine has such a positive effect on sleep that can help you be more productive the following day.
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Lavender has a delightful scent, known to be calming and soothing. Inhaling the scent of lavender will help you reducing anxiety and insomnia.
Place your lavender on a windowsill, since it needs a good amount of sun. You can also try to pick some flowers and leaves and place them inside your pillowcase!
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6. Golden Pothos
This popular plant can rid the air of carbon monoxide and formaldehyde.
It's really easy to grow, and its heart-shaped leaves look amazing when hanged.
It likes to dry out completely between waterings and needs only a few hours of sun.
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7. Chinese Evergreen
This tropical plant emits high oxygen content and removes chemicals such as formaldehyde and benzene.
It's one of the most durable houseplants: it tends to tolerate low light conditions, dry air, and drought.
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8. Aloe Vera
This easy to care succulent is one of the highest rated plants when it comes to cleaning the air.
It can remove a significant amount of toxic chemicals in your home, and while doing it, its leaves will develop some brown spots, so you will know that the plant is doing its job. Don’t worry: it will grow new leave to replace the damaged ones.
9. Areca Palm
Imagine yourself sleeping surrounded by palm trees... The idea is already relaxing you, right? And you don’t have to live in the tropics to do so!
This baby palm releases moisture, so if you suffer from allergies or sinus trouble, having one in your bedroom will make it easier to breathe while you sleep.
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10. Snake Plant
Most plants can convert carbon dioxide to oxygen only during the day; the Snake plant can take in carbon dioxide during the day and put out oxygen at night, which can improve your sleep quality.
Also, this plant can filter formaldehyde and needs very little care.
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