If you haven’t ever struggled with falling asleep, while you should consider yourself lucky, you’re definitely in the minority. A lot of people struggle with falling asleep and staying asleep, and there are tons of issues that could be leading to your issue: anxiety, stress, even low amounts of oxygen. Rather than trying sleeping pills, try an all natural solution! There are herbal teas, essential oil blends, and even this list of household plants that can help you sleep!
While a lot of people may keep plants in the bedroom already, it’s important to be careful about which type. A lot of plants emit oxygen during the day and consume it during the night which does not help you get restful sleep at all. Instead, check out these 10 plants that can help you fall asleep faster and stay sleeping restfully!
By now you guys probably know I love lavender because of its many uses! It’s well known for helping to ease anxiety and help you sleep, but it’s actually been proven to reduce the time it takes to fall asleep and decrease rapid eye movement during sleep to help you get the most restful night possible!
2) Peace Lily
I love lilies, but I had never heard of a peace lily until recently! It actually has a lot of benefits other than helping you sleep; it adds humidity to dry rooms and filters the air. Apparently, these plants are super simple to care for too, you’ll only need to water them about once a week.
Snake plants are even easier to care for than the peace lily, and they only need watered every 2 weeks or so! This plants emits higher oxygen levels than most plants, continues to do so overnight, and removes a few different toxins from the air, making it one of the most common household plants.
Jasmine has a sweet smell similar to lavender, and it also shares some of the benefits. Jasmine has calming properties to help you fall asleep quicker and cuts down on tossing and turning.
5) Spider Plant
Not only does the spider plant look kind of like the snake plant, they share the same filtering capabilities! Studies show that the plant removes 90% of formaldehyde from the air— even if you don’t have sleeping problems, you might consider keeping one in the house!
6) Aloe Vera
This is deemed one of the top air-improving plants by NASA. It also emits oxygen throughout the night, which is great for sleep apnea, and requires about pretty much no upkeep. Plus, you can use the plant for its many other benefits!
Gardenia is another plant that smells great and helps with sleep. In fact, one study showed it’s effectiveness to be similar to Valium in helping people fall asleep and relieving anxiety. It is a little bit harder to care for than the rest of these plants, though, so it might not be a great option if its your first plant!
8) Gerbera Daisies
These daisies may not be the most effective option for helping you sleep, but they are so beautiful I had to include them! Daisies, like Aloe Vera, release oxygen all through the night which help promotes a good nights sleep!
9) English Ivy
English Ivy can spread like fire if you plant it outside, but indoors you should be able to keep it under control. This is THE plant for air purification. In fact, astronauts take it into space because its that effective. It is really important to remember that its poisonous though, so if you have tiny children or a house full of nosy pets it might not be for you!
Valerians are another beautiful and fragrant option to help you fall asleep. Centuries ago the flowers were used for perfumes, but newer research has proved that the scent alone can help you fall asleep faster. This plant belongs by a window, because it needs plenty of sunlight, but it should be a pretty easy addition to your home!
Before getting a plant for your bedroom to help promote sleep, you should definitely look into the upkeep, but adding a little bit of nature to your home is a great way to purify the air and help you get the rest you are looking for!