Sleeping With Plants

5 Plants To Keep In Your Bedroom To Ensure Sound Sleep

Keeping plants indoors have more benefits than you probably know of. Not only do plants add great aesthetic value to your interiors, but also they purify air, absorb many allergens, uplift mood and reduce anxiety. One of the lesser known benefits of keeping indoor plants is better sleep quality. Yes, if you or any of your family members are suffering from a sleep disorder or have disturbed sleep, keeping a sleep inducing plant in the bedroom can be a great natural solution.

So, here are 5 plants that can help you get better sleep at night. Now, before you go through the list and adopt plants for your bedroom, be a bit cautious about toxic ones. Many plants have toxic leaves or other parts that may not be harmful for you, but can be dangerous for kids and pets. So, be extra careful if you have small kids or pets at home.


plants to help you sleepWhen it comes to plants that help you sleep, Jasmine reserves the first position. While not all variety of Jasmine are apt for this job, Jasminum Polyanthum is what you should invite into your bedroom. The Jasmine vine bears beautiful white blossoms that have a soothing aroma. Even when not in blossom, Jasmine can be a calming presence in your bedroom.



Plant Type: Vine (Flowering) Difficulty Level: Moderate
Light: Prefers bright light, but not direct sunlight
Grooming: Requires pruning and support
Watering: Never let the soil dry out; however ensure proper drainage
Toxicity level: Non-Toxic

Main Benefits Offered:
· Calming aroma helps you reduce anxiety and sleep better.
· Purifies air and increase Oxygen level; as a result you get deeper and more satisfying sleep.
· Deeper sleep ensures more alertness during day.

Added Benefits:
· The exotic aroma works as air freshener.
· The ivory blossoms on dark green vine add much aesthetic value to your interiors.


Aloe Vera

Aloe vera helps you sleepAloe Vera is considered to be one of the top air improving plants by NASA. The simple Aloe Vera lets you get a better night sleep by purifying the air and increasing the Oxygen level. The plant is the sweetest dream of a lazy planter. It is pretty easy to grow and does not need much attention from your part. You simply need to plant it and water it every few days, and your Aloe Vera would be thriving!




Plant Type: Succulent

Plant Difficulty Level: Very Easy

Light: Prefers bright light; put them near window or under artificial light
Grooming: Requires minimum care; however the baby plants needs to be removed after regular interval
Watering: Water generously. Can go without watering for quite some time
Toxicity level: Non-Toxic

Main Benefits Offered:
· Absorbs carbon-dioxide and generates oxygen during the night.
· Keeps the air purified and lets you sleep better.
· Absorbs a number of allergens to create cleaner indoor air for better rest at night.

Other Benefits:
· Aloe Vera is an all in one first aid kit. The gel from Aloe Vera leaves is highly effective in treating minor cuts, burns, rashes etc.
· Aloe Vera has a host of skin and hair benefits.



lavender for sleeping

The effectiveness of Lavender for reducing anxiety and inducing better sleep is quite well known. While many use lavender scented candles and lavender essential oil to create a soothing environment in bedroom, the best way to reap the benefits of this wonder plant is to pop a plant in your bedroom. Despite popular belief, the fragrant plant can be grown indoors quite easily.

Plant Type: Small Shrubs

Difficulty Level: Moderate
Light: Prefers bright day light and fresh air; best place to keep is on windowsill
Grooming: Requires pruning from time to time
Watering: Make sure to have proper drainage in the pot. Water only when the soil is dry.
Toxicity level: Non-Toxic

Main Benefits Offered:
· The aromatic plant has magical effect for relieving stress and anxiety; thus inducing relaxation and sleep.
· The aroma of Lavender flower works wonders in curing headaches, soothing pains and aches in other body parts.
· Lavender aroma induces deeper sleep.
· Lavender soothes the respiratory system and enables you to breathe easier. This again results in better relaxation and sleep.

Other Benefits:
· Dried Lavender flowers can be used to make soothing herbal tea that aids in digestion.
· Freshen up the entire indoor with its soothing aroma.
· Can be used in many homemade beauty treatments.


 Snake Plant

Just like Aloe Vera, Snake Plant, also known as Mother-In-Law’s Tongue is an air purifying plant and is amazingly easy to grow. Once you plant the plant in a pot and ensure proper lighting, the plant can live with minimal care. It can go days without watering and require minimum to no pruning, making it perfect for super busy planters. The plant not only absorbs carbon-dioxide and emits oxygen, but also absorbs many toxins such as Benzene, Formaldehyde, Trichloroethylene etc that are often found indoors.

Plant Type: Evergreen perennial plant

Difficulty Level: Very easy
Light: Prefers indirect Sunlight.
Grooming: Requires minimal to no pruning
Watering: Can go days without watering; give gaps to dry out the soil before you water again
Toxicity level: Moderately Toxic

Main Benefits Offered:
· Improves air quality by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen.
· Purify air and induce better sleep.
· Absorbs toxins from environment, making the environment more favorable for deep sleep.

Other Benefits:
· Adds great aesthetic value to the interiors.



GAccording to many herbalists and researchers, the aroma of Gardenia flower is as effective as sleeping pills in inducing relaxation and deep slumber. The bushy plant with glossy green leaves and white blossoms can be your effective remedy for disturbed sleep and insomnia. Although growing and maintaining this plant indoors can be a bit tricky, you can definitely give it a try to get a deeper night’s sleep and a soothing indoor environment.


Plant Type: Bushy Shrub

Difficulty Level: Moderately Hard
Light: Prefers bright light; make sure that the plant gets direct Sunlight for at least half of the day.
Grooming: Requires regular pruning, removal of dried leaves etc. The plant is quite susceptible to pests; so keep a close eye on it.
Watering: Best way to water Gardenia is by spraying a mist of water on it.
Toxicity level: Non-toxic.

Main Benefits Offered:
· The heavenly aroma of Gardenia blossoms induces relaxation and deep sleep.
· The fragrant flower has the capability of soothing agitated nerves and curing stress induced headaches.

Other Benefits:
· The beautiful plant adds much value to your interior decoration.
· The fragrance of the flowers keep your indoors fresh all day long.


So, these are the 5 plants that you can keep in your bedroom to ensure sound sleep and better relaxation. Instead of wasting a lot of money on sleeping pills which can have side effects, go for these effective solutions offered by Mother Nature. Besides, your home will look and smell its all time best with all these wonderful plants inside.

So, which plant are you bringing home today?

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Sleeping With Plants
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Sleeping With Plants
We look at 5 indoor plants you can keep in your bedroom that will help you sleep naturally tonight. Their benefits, toxicity and where you can get them.

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