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11 Plants for Your Bedroom to Help You Sleep Better

We have compiled this list of 11 great plants to help you sleep better, based on their calming and cleansing effects.

There is nothing more annoying than tossing and turning all night, before being awoken by the sound of your alarm clock – just minutes after you finally managed to doze off! These sleepless nights can take their toll on our energy, productivity, mood and overall quality of life.

One way to ensure a better quality of sleep is to fill your home with beautiful plants in beautiful planters. Not only do they look great and bring vitality and life to your living spaces, but also they can have fantastic relaxing and purifying benefits – which in turn can promote a healthy sleeping pattern.

Moreover, with stress and anxiety causing half of all insomnia issues, it is a good idea to fill your home and bedroom with a variety of plants that have a calming effect. After all, studies clearly show that spending time in Mother Nature reduces stress levels, so why not simply bring Mother Nature indoors?

In addition, poor air quality from pollution, odors and molds can impact our breathing, thus making a good night’s sleep seem next to impossible. The good news is there are a variety of plants that can cleanse the air while you sleep – in fact NASA did a whole study on it!

Although the choice of plants is quite big, this article includes 11 most effective plants that can improve the feel of your bedroom and your quality of sleep.

1. Aloe vera plant

Another natural healer that is great for soothing inflammation, scars and burned skin, Aloe vera can also detoxify the body. Plus, Aloe can help eradicate polluting chemicals found in cleaning agents, thus purifying your air in the bedroom and the rest of your house.

There is another interesting thing in relation to this plant. Namely, when harmful chemicals are at a high level in your home, the plant will develop brown spots, keeping you well aware of the “situation.”

Listed as one of NASA’s top air-improving plants, the fantastic Aloe vera works much like the snake plant – it emits oxygen at night, making for a more restful slumber. It is also one of the easiest plants to grow and maintain – it tolerates ‘neglect’ well and so doesn’t require frequent watering.

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