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10 Plants That Will Help You Sleep Better

April 23rd, 2018

There are lots of great tips and tricks for getting a good night’s sleep, but there’s one tip that you might not be familiar with – add some plants in your bedroom.

There are some great benefits to adding a bit of greenery to your bedroom including increased humidity levels, improved air quality, and mood-boosting properties. There are certain plants in particular that are especially great for helping you catch some ‘Z’s.

Here are 8 plants that will help you have a peaceful slumber.

Plus, they’re so pretty to look at!

1. English Ivy

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Ivy is great because it’s not only beautiful, but it’s low-maintenance and can clean the air in your bedroom. “English ivy was reported to reduce levels of formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene from the air-volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are known carcinogens,” according to a NASA study.

2. French Lavender

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Lavender has long been associated with soothing and relaxing qualities, so it makes perfect sense to have some in your bedroom. Plus, The Sleep Foundation found that 71% of people sleep more soundly when there’s a fresh scent in the room.

3. Weeping Fig

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This tree, also known as a ficus plant, is great for bedrooms with carpet because they help remove allergens in the air before they can settle into the carpet or your furniture. This fresh air will help you doze off in no time.

4. Sage

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Sage, as a scent, is commonly used to induce relaxation which makes it a wonderful plant to keep on your nightstand. The lovely scent will help you drift off to sleep, and it’s also really pretty to look at. Sage comes in lots of varieties so get creative and find your favorite.

5. Snake Plant

According to NASA, this is one of the best plants to have inside your home to improve air quality because it helps remove nitrogen, xylene, and formaldehyde from the air. Clean air equals a better night’s sleep.

6. Barberton Daisy

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If you prefer to have flowers in your bedroom for a pop of color, then the Barberton daisy is the perfect choice. These flowers aren’t only beautiful, but they are non-toxic and they remove allergens from the air.

7. Peace Lily

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NASA is a big fan of this plant in the bedroom as well. This plant neutralizes gasses and removes allergens from the air. They are also low-maintenance and don’t require as much watering as people might think.

8. Chinese Evergreen

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This very low-maintenance plant has gorgeous giant leaves and helps filter out any chemicals in the air like formaldehyde and xylene. These chemicals have been linked to negative health effects like headaches, dizziness, eye irritation, and other symptoms.

9. Flamingo Lily

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“A breathtaking flowering plant that requires minimal light, moist soil, moderate temperature (60-72 F) and a weak fertilizer monthly. FILTERS: Formaldehyde, xylene, toluene and ammonia,” according to Doctor Scott Health.

10. Florist Chrysanthemum

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Commonly known as a mum, these beautiful flowers are great plants to have in your bedroom. They help filter out benzene from the air which is commonly found in glue, plastics, detergent, and paint. These pretty flowers will need to sit near a window so that they get lots of sunlight.

Source: DIY Everywhere

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