10 House Plants That Actually Help Us to Sleep Better

Most people notice that their mood improves when they’re surrounded by plants. And this is no surprise — it’s human nature. We have an innate connection with our surroundings (a term known as biophilia), which is why it’s so important to have green pets that we call houseplants, around you.

1. Spider plant

One of the champions in purifying air, the spider plant (also known as chlorophytum), is a favorite of gardeners because it’s quite easy to care for, as it thrives in a variety of conditions.

2. Purple waffle plant

In addition to its significant air-purifying properties, this plant filters out dangerous chemicals, like benzene, toluene, and others. Plus, the purple waffle plant has gorgeous colorful leaves (and a fun name too). But don’t let the exotic appearance scare you — it’s easy to care for, even for beginners.

3. English ivy

This plant is also among the top air cleansers because it filters out toxins and molds as well as some other airborne allergens. Another advantage of English ivy is that this plant grows well in the shade, so you don’t have to worry about it getting enough sunlight. And we can’t ignore the fact that it looks great hanging from different surfaces too.

4. Orchid

Orchids emit oxygen at night, which is why they are perfect plants for the bedroom. This means that you’ll get a better night’s sleep thanks to them. Another advantage is the fact that there are lots of types with flowers of seemingly every possible color, so the plant can be a perfect decorative touch in your bedroom.

5. Aloe Vera

This plant is a great sleep aid. Aloe vera releases oxygen at night, which purifies the air and helps us breathe easier while we sleep. This plant in particular is absolutely perfect for purifying benzene and formaldehyde.

6. Jasmine

This beautiful plant with white flowers has a nice sweet scent, which is great on its own, but it’s also relaxing and even reduces anxiety, helping you rest at night. Jasmine prefers cool temperatures, a lot of sunlight, and good air circulation.

7. Golden pothos

This is a great choice for encouraging toxin-free air in your bedroom, especially the genetically modified version of this plant with the rabbit gene. Additionally, the golden pothos is suitable for those who sometimes fail to care for their pet plants well, and it can even tolerate occasional forgetfulness when it comes to watering.

8. Gardenia

The scent of gardenia flowers, which is one of the advantages of this beautiful plant, can be different, varying from spicy to fruity. However, what’s even more important for us to note is that its sleeping-inducing qualities have been proven effective, according to this study. When it comes to caring for them, it’s important to keep the soil moist and to make sure the plant gets a lot of sunlight.

9. Boston ferns

This houseplant, which has been around since Victorian times, is good for getting rid of the volatile organic compounds indoors caused by detergents and cleaners. These plants like warm and humid conditions.

10. Rosemary

Having rosemary as a houseplant has numerous benefits, and it’s not just for the opportunity to add it to your dishes. Its smell improves memory and boosts your mood, which is great to breathe in throughout the day, but even more so when you go to bed. Rosemary thrives in bright light, so keep it next to a south-facing window.

What tricks do you have up your sleeve for better sleep?

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