Whether hanging or potted in your bedroom, houseplants are actually very beneficial for a good night’s sleep, plus they add life to your bedroom. A study by NASA has shown that certain plants can purify the air in our homes, and are great for preventing colds and allergies, while the aromas of others are known for their relaxing capabilities. It’s a great time to try your hands at some indoor gardening with added health benefits. These are the eight best houseplants for your bedroom which may just make you sleep a little more soundly tonight.
NO. 1: ARECA PALM
The Areca palm plant is great decor for your home, plus the added air purification benefits make it even better. This plant works wonders if you suffer from regular colds or sinus trouble as they release moisture into the air which should make it easier to breathe while nodding off.
NO. 2: ALOE VERA
NASA named Aloe vera as one of the best plants for air purification in its study because of its ability to release oxygen throughout the night. The bonus is that these plants are also super easy to look after and they look beyond beautiful.
NO. 3: ENGLISH IVY
A study by the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology reported that English ivy removed 94% of airborne feces and 78% of airborne mold in just 12 hours. So, if you suffer from allergies, stocking up on some of these beautiful plants could keep your sneezing at bay overnight.
NO. 4. GERBERA
Gerbera daisies brighten up your room and also clean up the air in your bedroom so breathing in your sleep is easy.
NO. 5: JASMINE
Jasmine will not only make your room smell delightful, but Psychologists at Wheeling Jesuit University found that those exposed to the scent of jasmine also had a better quality of sleep than those who weren’t.
NO. 6: LAVENDER
Lavender has been used in aromatherapy as a natural aid to sleep for years. It doesn’t get more relaxing than lavender and is a staple for a great night’s sleep.
NO. 7: MOTHER-IN-LAW’S TONGUE
Mother-in-law’s tongue is a glossy-leaf plant that emits oxygen through the night while taking in carbon dioxide. It is a great plant that also filters nasty common household toxins like formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and benzene from the air.
NO. 8: PEACE LILY
The peace lily is an all-in-one plant that you definitely need in your bedroom. It purifies the air by removing toxins and increases the humidity of the air. This could help reduce allergies and ease dry throats or sinus problems, thus helping you to drift off trouble-free.