Best Indoor Plants for Home

Indoor Plants That Will Help You Sleep Better

Stress and anxiety have become an integral part of our lives. Consequently, most of us have trouble sleeping. Deep and restful sleep has become a rare commodity. But the good news is that you can effortlessly rectify the scenario. One of the best ways to achieve this is by bringing the indoors inside your house and especially in your bedroom.

Flowers and foliage add to this art to perfection. Not only do they take the aesthetics of your house a notch higher but they also yield several health benefits. It’s amazing to discover that few indoor plants also absorb carbon dioxide in the night to release oxygen and purify the interiors of your house. Moreover, a few of them also aid in helping you sleep better. Here, we compile a list of the best indoor plants that you can place in your bedroom for quality Zzzz’s. Check them out!

Jasmine 

Originated in the Himalayas and western China; these are small white flowers whose beauty can enhance the aesthetics of any ambiance. They ooze an extremely sweet smell which goes in relaxing you, a long way. That is why it is used massively as essential oils in aromatherapy, candles, perfumes, etc. Studies and various research show its fragrance to be more effective than even lavender in inducing higher quality sleep. 

Its fragrance reduces your anxiety levels to induce more restful sleep. It also increases your cognitive power and level of awareness once you wake up. Hence, you are more focused, energetic and productive throughout the day.

The plant is quite easy to maintain and look after and can effortlessly be placed on the windowsill of your bedroom. 

Lavender

You cannot talk about soothing plants and skip on Lavender. Originated in the Mediterranean, Russia and the Arabian Peninsula, it is the leading plant used in aromatherapy and all cosmetic and toiletry items. The fragrance of the plant is known to lower the stress levels, heart rate, and blood pressure. It can even calm babies and help them sleep. Those who cannot keep plants indoors; often tuck lavender sachets under their pillow to enjoy deep sleep. 

The plant likes warmth and sunlight and thus are an ideal choice for windowsills or tables getting plenty of sunlight.  However, the plant is toxic to cats and dogs and should not be kept if you have pets in your house. 

Valerian 

A perennial herb or shrub; its small pink and white flowers add a soft and romantic touch to any ambiance. Their look is enough to relax you and break a smile on your face. Studies have shown that its fragrance is potent enough to induce deep sleep and help improve its quality. The plant has been used since ages to treat patients suffering from insomnia. You can put a few petals of it in your bath or simply sniff on it before going to sleep. You would understand the difference. It is again a perfect choice for your window sill. 

Gardenia

These fragrant white flowers from China and Japan not only look extremely beautiful in the interiors of any home but also packs a healthy punch. According to German researchers; the fragrance of the flower has a chemical that boosts the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA. This neurotransmitter regulates the excitement level of the brain to reduce anxiety, stress and induce better sleep. The natural sedative power of this plant is as potent as a dose of valium which makes it the ultimate choice for people suffering from insomnia. 

They need bright and indirect light with high humidity levels. The plant is an ideal remedy for all your sleeping woes. 

Gerbera Daisy

These dainty blooms are a perfect choice if you wish to add some cherry pop of color like pink, orange and yellow to brighten up the interiors of your bedroom. Apart from aesthetics, the plant has air-purifying capabilities and its fragrance has relaxing and sleep-inducing capabilities. The plant not only releases oxygen at night but also has amazing air-purifying capabilities. They can remove allergens and other irritating particles from the air. 

This annual plant is slightly fussy in its maintenance and thus, is an ideal choice for people with a green thumb. 

Wrapping up

There are numerous types of indoor plants that you can consider for your bedroom to induce sleep and improve the quality of bedroom air. Other choices available for you are Golden Pothos, Snake Plant, Spider Plant, Peace Lily, Aloe Vera, English Ivy, Elecampane, Chamomile, Areca Palm, Bamboo Palm, Orchid, Passionflower and so on. 

Depending on the climatic conditions of your bedroom and your personal preference; any of these indoor plants would be your perfect bedside roommate!

Also, don’t forget to check out some of our natural mattresses for a healhty sleep environment.

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