We all know that keeping plants around the home can have great benefits to our overall wellbeing, and this year in particular, they have become a very strong home interior trend – but did you know that there are some plants that can even benefit our sleep? That’s even more reason to fill the bedroom with greenery!
We’ve explored the benefits that a few houseplants can have on your shut-eye, all of which should be readily available in your local garden centre – or if you’re feeling particularly green-fingered, you can even grow your own!
This wouldn’t be a plant- and sleep-related blog without mentioning lavender – it is commonly known that lavender can have a real positive effect on our sleep and it is found in plenty of pillow sprays, body lotions and oils, and studies have also shown that lavender can be beneficial to aiding children’s sleep by reducing stress.
Aloe vera is a medicinal plant that we believe should be in every home! The aloe vera plant stores water in its leaves so they require very little maintenance other than to be kept in sunlight, so a bedroom window is ideal. Its natural gel can be used as an ailment for burns, insect bites and even dry skin. What’s more, aloe vera produces oxygen and can improve the air quality in your bedroom, making it a better environment to sleep in.
The snake plant is a natural air purifier and much like aloe vera, it emits oxygen. It is also known to remove harsh chemicals from the air, such as those found in hairspray, preventing you from breathing anything harmful whilst you sleep and making it a must-have plant for your bedroom.
The peace lily plant has the ability to increase room humidity, which helps to create the ideal atmosphere to sleep in. Low humidity is said to increase dry skin and hair as well as increase the susceptibility to colds and flu, so a peace lily is a great plant to have around.
The jasmine plant has a sweet scent, which is often used in essential oils and is proven to reduce anxiety, aid relaxation and help to improve quality of sleep.
Jasmine is a relatively low-maintenance plant and requires little watering, which means it’s a great plant to have living in your bedroom.
Will you be adding any of these plants to your bedroom? Are there any we’ve missed off that might be good for sleep?