How Plants Can Enhance Your Sleep

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Bedroom Plants Guide: Enhance Your Sleep with Greenery


Are you looking to transform your bedroom into a tranquil oasis? Adding indoor plants not only brings a touch of nature indoors but also offers numerous benefits for your well-being. From purifying the air to adding aesthetic appeal, the right selection of plants can elevate the ambiance of your sleep sanctuary. 





How do plants help with well being?


Studies have shown a number of ways that plants will enhance your home, surroundings and improve air quality.  Most plants are great at removing humidity in a room which can aid in the prevention of seasonal diseases such as colds & coughs. Studies have even shown they can aid focus, productivity & memory recall.


What toxins can plants help remove from the home?


As well as being excellent at absorbing Carbon Dioxide house plants can absorb other harmful toxins from around your home.

Here's a short list of common toxins that plants can absorb plus where they may be present in your home:

Benzene: Commonly found in cigarette smoke, paints and sealants & some pesticides.

Formaldehyde: Found in cigarette smoke & smoke from wood stoves. Also can be found in some paints & varnishes and pressed wood products, especially when new.

Xylene: Common in solvents such as paint, paint thinner.  Glues, cleaning agents and marker pens.



We've put together a list showcasing a selection of indoor plants perfect for your bedroom. Along with their air-purifying qualities, maintenance tips, and aesthetic benefits.


Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata):snake-plant-bedroom-plant

Air-Purifying Qualities: Snake plants are excellent air purifiers, removing toxins such as formaldehyde, benzene, and xylene from the air.


Maintenance Tips: Snake plants thrive in indirect sunlight and require minimal watering. They're perfect for bedrooms with low light conditions and are low-maintenance, making them ideal for busy individuals.

Aesthetic Benefits: With their striking upright leaves and architectural silhouette, snake plants add a modern touch to any bedroom decor.







Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum spp.):


Air-Purifying Qualities: Peace lilies are known for their ability to remove pollutants like formaldehyde & benzene from the air, promoting better indoor air quality.

Maintenance Tips: Peace lilies prefer bright, indirect light and regular watering. Keep the soil evenly moist but avoid overwatering to prevent root rot. Wipe the leaves occasionally to keep them dust-free.

Aesthetic Benefits: With their lush, glossy leaves and elegant white blooms, peace lilies bring a sense of tranquility and purity to the bedroom.









Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis miller):

Air-Purifying Qualities: Aloe vera not only purifies the air but also releases oxygen at night, making it an ideal bedroom plant for promoting better sleep quality.

Maintenance Tips: Aloe vera thrives in bright, indirect sunlight and well-draining soil. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings and avoid overwatering to prevent root rot.

Aesthetic Benefits: Aloe vera's succulent leaves add a touch of greenery to the bedroom while also providing the added benefit of soothing aloe gel for minor burns and skin irritation.








Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum):

Air-Purifying Qualities: Spider plants are effective at removing toxins such as formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and xylene from the air, making them great natural air purifiers.

Maintenance Tips: Spider plants thrive in bright, indirect light and prefer well-draining soil. They're easy to care for and require moderate watering. Spider plants also produce offshoots or "spiderettes" that can be propagated into new plants.

Aesthetic Benefits: With their cascading foliage and arching stems adorned with baby spider plants, they add a playful and dynamic element to bedroom decor.






English Ivy (Hedera helix):english-ivy-bedroom-plant

Air-Purifying Qualities: English ivy is known for its ability to remove airborne mold and toxins such as formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene, improving indoor air quality.

Maintenance Tips: English ivy prefers bright, indirect light and consistently moist soil. Keep the soil evenly moist but avoid overwatering, as ivy plants are susceptible to root rot.

Aesthetic Benefits: With its trailing vines and rich, green foliage, English ivy adds a touch of elegance and charm to any bedroom setting.











Incorporating these indoor plants into your bedroom not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also promotes better air quality and overall well-being. Whether you're a novice plant parent or a seasoned green thumb, these plants are sure to thrive in your sleep sanctuary with proper care and attention.

Experiment with different varieties to create a lush and inviting atmosphere that promotes relaxation and rejuvenation. With the addition of these green companions, your bedroom will truly become a sanctuary for rest and renewal.

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