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10 Plants for the Bedroom That Can Help You Sleep Better

In addition to providing a decorative touch to your bedroom, plants can help you sleep better. Don’t worry, even if you don’t have a green thumb, there are plenty of low-maintenance bedroom plants. In this post, we share the best plants to choose from!

Aloe Vera

While it is known for its healing abilities, aloe vera can also contribute to a good night’s sleep. The lush plant produces oxygen during the night, unlike other plants that make it during the day. This unique ability will help purify the air and improve your sleep.

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Aloe Vera is a beautiful and easy maintenance plant (from Unsplash)

Golden Pothos

With their low maintenance and air filtering ability, the golden pothos is an ideal choice for your bedroom. The cute heart-shaped leaves will grow downwards, so displaying the plant on a shelf would be an excellent way to enhance your bedroom decor.

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Photo Credit: Kulbir via Pexels

Snake plant

NASA listed the snake plant as one of the top air-purifying plants, which is enough to put it on our list. Also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, this plant doesn’t require frequent watering or direct sunlight. 

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Snake plant doesn’t require extra effort (from Unsplash)

Valerian

Valerian has been recognized as a herb that helps sleeping problems for centuries. The gentle scent will relax your body and mind while reducing anxiety and stress. On the other hand, the adorable tiny petals that range from white to pale pink are an excellent addition to the bedroom.

Lavender

It’s commonly known that lavender has a calming and relaxing effect. The purple blooms with aromatic scents reduce stress and lower blood pressure. Place this plant on a sunny windowsill, allowing it to get at least three hours of sunlight daily.

Lavender scents promotes relaxation (from Unsplash)
Lavender scents promote relaxation (from Unsplash)

Peace Lily

This plant will remove air pollutants such as benzene, carbon monoxide, xylene, and formaldehyde, according to NASA. The peace lily will purify the air and remove contaminants while increasing the humidity by a stunning 5%. The gracious blooms have a distinctive shape, adding elegance to your master bedroom.

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A potted peace lily resting in the bedroom [via Pexels]

Gerbera Daisy

The gerbera daisy won’t just enhance your bedroom’s appearance with its vivid blooms. The stunning flower will increase the oxygen levels in your room at night, resulting in a good night’s rest. In addition, they help clean the air. Although the gerbera requires extra care, such as enough sunlight and proper watering, that extra effort will pay off for sure. 

Jade Plant

The jade plant is a type of succulent that will enhance the bedroom with its thick and juicy leaves. In addition to purifying the air and increasing humidity, this plant symbolizes good luck. 

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The cute jade plant is ideal pick for your bedroom (from Unsplash)

Orchid

Orchids have a reputation for being high-maintenance plants. Make sure to avoid overwatering, and they will be fine. The elegant blooms will spruce up your bedroom with style while improving the air quality and reducing stress. According to a study conducted by the University of Michigan, plants strengthen your memory and concentration. If you have a work desk in your bedroom, the orchid can bring additional benefits in terms of enhanced productivity.

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The gorgeous orchid is ideal for the bedroom (from Unsplash)
Kristina Shestakova
I write for decoist.

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