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Bringing the Outdoors In: 8 Bedroom Plants to Help You Sleep Better

Bringing the Outdoors In: 8 Bedroom Plants to Help You Sleep Better

Are you tired of struggling to get a good night's sleep? If counting sheep isn't doing the trick, why not try incorporating some plants into your bedroom decor? Not only do they add a touch of greenery to your space, but some plants are also known for their sleep-inducing properties. Here are five bedroom plants that can help you catch some sleep and wake up feeling refreshed.



Lavender is a classic choice for promoting relaxation and better sleep. Lavender’s soothing scent contains compounds such as linalool and linalyl acetate that have a calming effect on the nervous system. These compounds interact with receptors in the brain to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation, which can lead to improved sleep quality, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night. You can place a small potted lavender plant on your bedside table or add a few drops of lavender essential oil to a diffuser to enjoy its benefits.

Snake Plant

The snake plant, also known as mother-in-law's tongue, is a low-maintenance plant that is perfect for those who aren't blessed with a green thumb. It releases oxygen at night, making it an ideal plant to have in the bedroom. Snake plants also absorb toxins from the air such as xylene, trichloroethylene, toluene, and ammonia. The snake plant can remove up to 87% of these harmful toxins at night. It can also reduce the level of nitrate ions making it your perfect sleeping partner.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is not only great for natural moisturizers that can help to soothe dry skin, but it can also help you sleep better. Similar to the snake plant, it releases oxygen at night, but it also helps to purify the air of harmful toxins. Aloe vera is also easy to care for and can add a touch of tropical beauty to your bedroom.


Jasmine is a beautiful and fragrant plant that helps to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. It contains compounds like benzodiazepines that have sedative effects on the body, helping to induce restful sleep. Additionally, jasmine's soothing scent can also help to lower heart rate and blood pressure, which can contribute to a more peaceful night's sleep. Place a jasmine plant on your windowsill or bedside table and enjoy its heavenly aroma.

Peace Lily

The peace lily is a stunning plant that can be termed one of the most popular and enduring houseplants that can be planted in a bedroom. For even good reasons, Peace Lily's ultra-glossy leaves thrive both in low and high light conditions and even its roots can tolerate a variety of irrigation habits. Most Peace lilies take the guesswork out of watering, especially by wilting when they are thirsty. If your home bedroom has a window, with an ample amount of sunlight coming out of it, placing the peace lily nearby can increase the overall production of white flower-like spathes, which can further endure for weeks. It also has air-purifying properties that can help to remove toxins from the air, leading to a more restful and peaceful sleep.

English ivy

English ivy is a type of vine that is known for its air-purifying properties. It helps to remove toxins and pollutants from the air, making it easier to breathe while you sleep. Additionally, English ivy has been found to reduce airborne mold, which can be a trigger for allergies and respiratory issues that may interfere with sleep, by up to 94%. Its soothing green leaves and trailing vines also create a relaxing and calming atmosphere in the bedroom, helping to promote a peaceful night's sleep.

Areca Palm

Areca Palm can be classified as a tropical plant adding lush aesthetics to anywhere it is placed. Furthermore, Areca Palm boasts of its ability to purify the air and in removing several harmful toxins such as trichloroethylene, benzene, and formaldehyde. According to some studies Areca Palm was also found that this plant is one of the best plants to remove harmful carbon dioxide from the air. Areca palms generally grow best in direct bright sunlight and when their soil is evenly moist. 


The gardenia plant looks just fabulous inside a home bedroom. Though this plant comes with a bit higher maintenance, however that extra care is worth it for a while. Gardenia generally blooms gorgeous blossoms and are just a perfect fit for any sort of bedroom. Moreover, studies have proved that Gardenia can help in relieving anxiety and can help in achieving better sleep quality. Try planting these plants in bright indirect sunlight while keeping the soil continuously moist.

Incorporating plants into your bedroom decor is an easy and natural way to improve your sleep quality. Not only do they add a touch of beauty to your space, but they also provide health benefits that can help you wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. So, what are you waiting for? Head to your local plant nursery and start bringing the outdoors in! Also don’t forget to check our latest Sonive bedding collection which goes cohesive with all plants!

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