Something about mother nature is just so satisfying to the soul. Why not bring that feeling into the bedroom? Aside from their beauty and their unbelievable ability to liven up a room, house plants have proven they are extremely beneficial to our wellbeing, sleep included!
There’s great reward in knowing your little greens friends are busy at work purifying the air, and adding to the quality of your sleep. Let’s be real; Who doesn’t enjoy quality sleep.
There’s a huge variety of plants that cleanse the air while you sleep. I’ve provided a list of 7 plants (some NASA approved) I’ve personally brought into the bedroom. So far, I’m LOVING them. So, for the sake of sleep, I say give it a shot!
Aloe Vera is a great house plant, it has many wonderful benefits and it’s easy to keep alive (no green thumbs needed). NASA approved for air purification, this plant emits oxygen at night making for better rest. It’s the jack of all trades!
Removes: Benzene & Formaldehyde
Toxic to pets if ingested.
Another NASA approved plant for air purification. Studies have shown that it can improve symptoms of asthma and/or allergies; Within as little as 12 hours can clean 94% of airborne feces and 78% of airborne mold. Making for sleep friendly air. It’s easy to grow and makes a great accent piece for the home.
Removes: Benzene, formaldehyde, Trichloroethylene, Xylene and Toluene
Toxic to pets if ingested.
This exotic beauty has more to offer than just looks, it’s exhilarating smell can provide a great deal of benefits for sleep. It has been shown to reduce anxiety, improving overall quality of sleep and contributes to increased alertness and productivity during the day. I’ll take 10!
Lavender is one of my favorites! Its soothing aroma helps to reduce anxiety, slow down heart rates, lower blood pressure, and helps to induce sleep. In one study, the scent of lavender calmed upset babies, helping them fall into a deeper sleep; Thus, helping reduce stress in mothers – bring on the lavender.
This beauty is another NASA approved easy to care for plant. It helps to remove harmful toxins from the air, and the moisture given off by its flowers helps boost the room’s humidity by up to 5% (Goodbye humidifier). It’s suppresses airborne microbes, helping to relieve allergy symptoms such as a dry nose, and throat that may keep you up all night.
Removes: Benzene, Formaldehyde, Trichloroethylene, Xylene & Toluene, and Ammonia
Toxic to both people & pets if ingested
Commonly known as mother-in-law’s tongue, the snake plant comes highly recommended from NASA thanks to its air purification qualities. It’s one of the few plants that helps remove carbon dioxide while emitting oxygen at night. Better air, better sleep! Like Aloe Vera this plant is ideal for those of us without a green thumb. Why not buy one?
Removes: Benzene, Formaldehyde, Trichloroethylene, Xylene & Toluene
Toxic to pets if ingested
Don’t let name scare you. Unlike those horrid little creatures that send you running, the spider plant is fabulous. It’s NASA tested, and NASA approved. It helps purify the air of many harmful toxins, and can clear up to 90% of formaldehyde in the air. It’s also great at absorbing odors and fumes! Improving the overall air quality.
Removes: formaldehyde, Xylene & Toluene