The Best Houseplants For Your Bedroom
There are dozens of reasons why we should all be bringing more greenery into the bedroom. Where do we start?
Stress and anxiety are the root cause of a huge number of insomnia issues, and studies have proven that spending time in nature can bring those stress levels down. Plants can also help purify the air in your room, boosting oxygen levels and removing toxins from the environment – this was scientifically proven by NASA, no less.
Houseplants are also extremely stylish, especially if you get inventive with your display techniques. From ladder-style bookcases to macramé hangings, there are plenty of ways you can show off your air-purifying, stress-busting greenery. Let’s take a look at some of the best houseplants for your sleeping space.
Not only was the aloe vera plant dubbed the ‘plant of immortality’ by the Egyptians, it was also one of NASA’s top air-purifying plants. Those are some serious credentials where plants are concerned.
Aloe vera emits oxygen during the night, making it the perfect bedroom plant. It’s also decidedly low-maintenance; it doesn’t like too much water, just make sure it’s positioned to soak up plenty of sunlight. As a bonus, you can also use the gel from the aloe vera leaves as a natural skincare solution and antiseptic. Basically, it’s an all-round must-have.
The Peace Lily looks great, with its soft white flowers and lush green foliage. Turns out this plant is as useful as it is pretty – it can filter out toxins like formaldehyde from the air, as well as boosting the humidity of your bedroom. This can help reduce that ‘dry mouth’ feeling when you wake up in the morning. Just give the Peace Lily a shady spot and water once every week.
What list of bedroom-friendly houseplants would be complete without lavender? The scent of this plant has been proven to reduce anxiety levels and induce sleep. It can slow down your heart rate, lower your blood pressure and even reduce crying in babies. Yes, it’s something of a miracle-worker. That’s why we included a bottle lavender-scented Pillow Mist in all our Sleep Tight packs.
Snake Plant (Mother-in-Law’s Tongue)
In most cases, anything related to mothers-in-law has no place in the bedroom – we can all agree on that. But we can make an exception for the Snake Plant, also known as Mother-In-Law’s Tongue. This hardwearing plant is easy to care for, and is another option for those seeking a plant that emits oxygen during the night.
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