Plants undoubtedly make a space warm and welcoming, but did you know certain plants can help you sleep better? Studies have found that plants can be used for sleep because they reduce stress levels, create a sense of tranquility, and produce oxygen. Plants are something that everyone should consider having in their bedroom, which is why we’ve compiled a list of our favourite plants for your personal haven.
1. Snake Plant
Our first pick is the snake plant — also known as the mother in law’s tongue. This is an air purifying plant for your bedroom, as it produces fresh oxygen as you sleep! It’s easy to drift into a relaxing state when the air in your room is pure, so this plant is perfect for getting a good night’s sleep! This plant is a succulent, so it only needs to be watered when the soil feels dry.
2. Peace Lily
Our bedrooms need to feel like a comfortable environment, and the temperature and humidity of a space heavily affects that. It can be challenging to get quality sleep if your room feels dry — but that’s where the gorgeous peace lily plant comes in! This plant can increase your bedroom’s humidity by up to 5%. Placing a peace lily in your bedroom will brighten it up, but you’ll love this plant because the slight increase in humidity will benefit your skin. Peace lilies are also incredibly easy to care for!
While lavender is universally known as a relaxing scent, this flowery bedroom plant offers other benefits that aid with sleep. Lavender has been found to lower heart rate, blood pressure, and stress levels. If you’re looking to incorporate a pop of colour in your bedroom that will help you unwind after a long day, we suggest getting a lavender plant and setting it next to a sunny window.
Valerian has been used to help people fall asleep for thousands of years — with iconic Greek physicians Hippocrates and Dioscorides prescribing it for sleep aid. Studies have shown that valerian can help enhance sleep through inhalation. While this small bedroom plant will help your sleep hygiene, it also serves as a gorgeous accent piece in your bedroom. The small white flower petals are dreamy (pun intended!).
5. English Ivy Hanging Plant
If you struggle with seasonal allergies or asthma, placing an English ivy hanging plant in your bedroom will help lessen your symptoms. This plant is a natural air purifier that can reduce airborne particles that tend to bother our systems. English ivy will spruce up any room — but it’s best to keep this plant in a hanging pot away from kids and pets as it should not be ingested.
If you’re in the process of making your bedroom a personal sanctuary, we recommend finding a plant that suits the space best. You can determine this by looking at your other decor and finding a plant that matches your bedroom’s aesthetic — and making sure you can adequately care for it. If you’re revamping your bedroom, take a look at our mattresses to find out how relaxing you can make your space!