Studies have shown that poor air quality, stress and anxiety are common factors for people who experience restless nights. Houseplants are great at purifying the air and providing oxygen, helping you breathe easier. Studies have also shown that certain fragrances can help relieve stress and anxiety. Filling your home and bedroom with the following plants can help you get a good nights sleep.
Snake Plant— Sansevieria
Widely known to be one of the easiest houseplants to care for, snake plant has also been shown to be amazing at cleaning toxins from the air. It can help filter toxins like formaldehyde and benzene from the air, two chemicals known to cause cancer. Increased oxygen levels have been shown to help with insomnia, and the snake plant provides oxygen at night!
Peace Lily — Spathiphyllum
Allergy sufferers rejoice! If allergies are what keep you up at night, you should try growing a peace lily. It can help relieve allergy symptoms as it suppresses airborne toxins. Of all flowering houseplants, it is probably the easiest to care for.
Lavender — Lavendula
The scent of lavender has been used in many products to help you sleep at night. Its calming scent has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, slow down heart rates and help induce sleep. Put lavender on your nightstand in a bright room to help you get a good nights sleep.
Jasmine — Jasmoniodes
Like lavender, the scent of Jasmine has been shown to have calming affects. Its fragrant flowers have been shown to reduce anxiety leading to better sleep. Jasmine needs lots of bright light in order to produce flowers.
2 other popular houseplants whose fragrance helps reduce anxiety and stress are: Rosemary and Gardenia
Another powerhouse known to purify the air of cancer causing chemicals like formaldehyde, pothos are great for forgetful gardeners. Watering once a week is usually enough for this hanging plant.
Another easy care houseplant, Aloe Vera has many health benefits. Used for centuries for medicinal purposes, the Aloe Vera plant provides oxygen at night helping overall sleep quality.
More plants great at cleaning the air and providing oxygen
- English Ivy
- Bamboo Palm
- Gerbera Daisy
- Spider Plant