Do you have problems falling asleep? Well millions of people do, and although there are ways to combat insomnia, one of the best and healthiest ways to do it is naturally! These bedroom plants are made for the bedroom to help you sleep better from the moment you lay down until the next morning. Studies have shown that stress can be reduced simply by spending more time outdoors, so with stress being one of the number one culprits for insomnia, why not bring nature indoors?

These plants not only improve air quality and pump oxygen into your home, but they also release scents that help you relax, so you can get a better night's sleep. In fact, NASA did an entire study on these 12 plants to see how they worked when placed in the bedroom. The results? They absolutely did work and people got a better, longer, and faster sleep!

12 Bedroom Plants for Better Sleep

#1. Lavender

lavender in pot

Lavender is scientifically proven to lower stress by slowing down the heart rate and lowering blood pressure. Plus, lavender smells beautiful and looks amazing in any setting.

#2. Snake Plant

snake plant

The snake plant, AKA as “Mother-in-law's tongue”, is one of the most popular and most used plants for the bedroom because it improves air quality, but is also very hardy. It's one of those set-it-and-forget-it plants, so you don't have to worry about having a green thumb.

#3. Aloe Vera

aloe vera

Aloe vera not only cleanses the air in your bedroom to help you sleep, but is also a great plant to have in case of any cuts or burns. Plus, aloe vera doesn't need much care and therefore is great for those without a green thumb!

#4. Gardenia

gardenia in pot


With their glossy leaves and beautiful blossoms, garden are said to work as well as Valium! They purify the air, and also help relieve stress better than anything else! Although a little harder to take care of, as they need bright light, but not direct light.

#5. Spider Plant

spider plant

Although a close relative to the snake plant, the spider plant is a completely different species. According to NASA's research, the spider plant can clean about 90% of the potentially cancer-causing chemical formaldehyde from the air. The spider plant will also absorb bad smells and fumes.

#6. Valerian

valerian in pot

Valerian has long been used in perfume making and its roots have been used for many medicinal purposes. But simply inhaling the sweet scent of this plant will help you drift off to sleep land.

#7. English Ivy

english ivy

English Ivy is another one of NASA's favorite air purifying plants, with its ability to remove 94% of airborne feces and mold. With that kind of air purifying power, you bet you can get a very good night's sleep!

#8. Peace Lily

peace lily

Not just beautiful looking, the peace lily also helps to detox the air of harmful toxins and pollutants. Place on a windowsill and enjoy the nice, clean air, along with a restful night.

#9. Bamboo Palm

ponytail palm

Also known as a Reed Palm, the bamboo palm not only purifies and detoxes the air, but also helps eliminate bad odors. Get rid of those chemically-laden air fresheners, and place a few bamboo palms around your house.

#10. Golden Pothos

golden pothos

Making a great hanging plant, the golden pothos is perfect for those with a busy schedule as it does not require much care. With its air purifying abilities, you'll sleep like a baby!

#11. Gerbera Daisies

gerber daisy

Releasing oxygen at night, the gerbera daisies are perfect for those with apnea or allergies. Plus, their bright and colorful petals aren't too bad to look at either!

#12. Jasmine

night blooming jasmine in pot

Last but certainly not least, jasmine releases a soothing, beautiful scent that helps put your mind at ease, de-stress, and helps you fall asleep faster. Plus, they're absolutely beautiful to look at! Learn more about how to grow jasmine.

So which one of these bedroom plants will YOU “snuggle” up to? 🙂

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