Plants have a way of complementing your space: they add a dash of colour and freshness that’s undeniably welcoming and pleasant to look at. Some plants can benefit our health, and even promote sleep. We take a look at the best plants to have in your bedroom so you can sleep better.
The scent of lavender is known to be relaxing. It lowers the stress levels, heart rate and blood pressure, and studies show that lavender-scented bath oil calms babies and reduces stress in mums. Lavender loves sunlight and warmth, so find a spot near the window for it and enjoy feeling calmer and more relaxed in your bedroom.
These flowers are not only pretty, but they have pretty amazing qualities too. They have a sweet scent, which is often used in essential oils. The scent has also been proven to reduce anxiety and improve sleep quality. They are easy to keep as they can simply be housed in a pot, and watered frequently.
Aloe vera is a medicinal plant produces oxygen at night, which improves the quality of air in your room. One other great advantage is that, being a succulent plant, it doesn’t need to be watered very often (so if you’re forgetful and not good with keeping plants alive, chances are you’ll be able to keep an aloe vera alive!). The leaves can be used to treat cuts and burns as well, so it’s certainly a keeper.
Also known as ‘mother-in-law’s tongue’, the snake plant is a natural air purifier. Much like aloe vera, they also produce oxygen at night and improve the air quality - which, naturally, allows you to sleep better. Snake plants are also known for removing harmful chemicals from the air, such as the ones you get in your typical hairsprays.
These elegant lilies are more than just a pretty face. They purify the air, as well as increase the level of humidity by up to 5%. Low humidity can cause dry skin, dry hair, respiratory illnesses and allows germs to thrive. So having peace lilies in your bedroom is quite the healthy choice. The cherry on the top is that they require very little light and maintenance: just water them once a week.
The next time you are looking to spruce up your bedroom, think about getting one of these plants - they’re great for your health, sleep and the decor!