A good sleep is very important for our health. Having the right plants in your bedroom might be the perfect way to improve your sleep. Beside being decorative, house plants can also be highly beneficial when it comes to our health because they filter the air and oxygenate your home.

There is a huge number of plants which are of great help for your health, but we here will present you five of the most effective ones, five plants that will improve your sleep and the atmosphere in your bedroom.

5 Must-Have Plants for Your Bedroom for a Better Sleep:

Aloe Plant

This plant is maybe one of the most beneficial plants fit for your home. First, it is a natural healer excellent for soothing inflammation, scars and burned skin. Second,  it can help in elimination of the polluting chemicals found in cleaning agents, thus purifying your air in the bedroom and the rest of your house. An interesting thing about this plant is that when the level of harmful chemicals in your home is high, the plant will develop brown spots, keeping you well aware of the situation.

Lavender

Some studies have shown that inhaling lavender scent can realease soothing, sedating effects when we breathe in the scent from these plants. This plant is mostly used as a scent for soaps, odor for clothes and shampoos. Also it can be an excellent cleaning agent as well. Another benefit is that is really helpful in treating anxiety and insomnia.

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Snake plant

Putting a snake plant in your bedroom or in the room where you spend most of the time can highly enhance the oxygen purity in your home. Unlike many other plants, the great thing about this plant is that it releases oxygen at night time whilst simultaneously taking in carbon dioxide – a gas we naturally produce when breathing.

Taking care of the snake plant is really easy, since it needs low maintenance, and does not cost much. This is what makes it perfect for your home. The Snake Plant also filters some nasty but common household toxins (namely formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and benzene) from the air. All this leads to a purer quality of air and a better night’s sleep.

Jasmine

This plant can also strengthen the features of your bedroom, with its sweeping vines and collectives of tiny trumpet-shaped flowers.This beautiful plant  will greatly improve the quality of your sleep, decrease anxiety and better your mood upon wakening. A study by   the Wheeling Jesuit University has proven its efficacy as a natural sleeping aid.

English Ivy

The English Ivy could be the best bedroom plant to help you sleep in terms of efficiency and ease. This plant is easy to grow and it survives in moderate temperatures and medium sun light exposure. As a further matter, NASA made a study which included English Ivy as the number one best air-purifying plant. This is because it is the most efficient plant when absorbing formaldehyde.