Nothing like nature can bring us tranquility and smile on our faces. For the ones who like to bring nature at home, there are quite a few indoor plants that will liven up the environment and make you sleep better.
You may have tried tons of tricks to sleep better at night, such as swapping out your mattress or turning off the TV, phones, and other electronics. However, putting a little plant in your bedroom can make the atmosphere more tranquil and enjoyable.
Some may disagree that plants by the sleeping bed are a good idea, as is turns out, the practice of Feng Shui doesn’t approve this. But beneath their greenish beauty, their benefits go far beyond beautiful.
Make your sleeping time pleasant with these 8 houseplants:
1. Snake plant (Mother-in-Laws Tongue)
The botanical name of this plant is Sansevieria trifasciata and you may have noticed that it is the most common houseplant.
Its stiff leaves can range from six inches to eight feet, depending on the variety of the plant. Most commonly, the snake plant has green bent leaves, but the Mother-in-Law type features a yellow border.
According to NASA, the Snake plant can help reduce, xylene, nitrogen, and formaldehyde levels form the air, meaning it can combat air pollution.
2. English Ivy
Hedera helix may be most known as an outdoor plant, as it is sending clinging tendrils over houses and other structures.
However, you can plant this hardy ivy in a pot or be creative and mix it with other taller houseplants. It will look pretty attractive in hanging baskets over the bed or draped over a side table next to the bed.
Additionally, English Ivy can reduce formaldehyde, benzene, Xylene, and trichloroethylene levels from the air and will give you a purified environment safe from toxins.
3. Barberton Daisy
For most people, Barberton Daisy, or commonly known as Gerber Daisy (Gerbera) is a heavenly plant. This South African native requires a lot of light and water, so make sure you make all these factors possible for the Gerbera to grow healthy.
If you want to make the environment more colorful, this Daisy is an excellent decoration.
It can grow up to two feet and you can choose perfect, vibrant blooms for your bed table to cheer you up. For not more than $5 you will have a plant that will do a great job of removing organic toxins from the air.
4. French Lavender
Even though it is not typically known as a houseplant, under the right conditions lavender can survive and bring you a few benefits. Its popular scent is therapeutic for good reason, as it will spare a pleasant smell all across the room.
Give the lavender direct light for a few hours, or put it in a south-facing window. Make sure to water it when the soil is dry.
It is reported that people who sleep in a room filled with fresh smell have a better sleep. Additionally, the bright purple color will bring a pleasant sight to your room.
5. Peace Lily
Spathiphyllum genus known as Peace Lily is one of the most popular and enduring plants, especially for the bedroom, and here’s why: even if the light is high or low, its glossy leaves will thrive and the roots of the plant can tolerate many irrigation habits.
NASA also approves this houseplant, as it will purify the air by removing allergens and neutralize gases. Additionally, Peace lily fits in modern designs with its luxurious-looking glossy leaves.
6. Weeping Fig
This plant is part of the Ficus plant genus and with its arching branches and pointed leaves looks alluring indoors. Once you place it in your bedroom, make sure you do not move it around the house, as it doesn’t like being disturbed.
Weeping fig is perfect for rooms with carpets because it will help remove allergens in the room before they fall on the carpet or the furniture. Keep in mind that the plant is toxic for cats and dogs, so if you have one, do not leave it alone with the plant.
7. Chinese Evergreen
Aglaonema commutatum is an easy-to-grow plant with unique pale green leaves that are accented with white markings. This cool-looking plant is pretty easy to take care of, as it tolerates low indoor light and it will be best for the ones who like sleeping in dark.
The soil requires light moist at all times, so make sure it is completely dried before you water the plant so you avoid drowning.
By choosing the right variety of sage plants, you can have both a therapeutic plant and a subshrub for your dishes.
Sage doesn’t tolerate sitting in wet soil and it also requires full light.
Having a plant in your bedroom will decrease stress and give you a pleasant room to enjoy a good night’s sleep. Who doesn’t like fresh air at all times anyway?