A good night’s sleep is so important for health and wellbeing. And we do lots of things to improve sleep. We unplug from technology, keep our rooms dark, and aim for seven to eight hours of sleep each night. But did you know that bedroom plants can improve your sleep, too? That’s right, they’re not just good looking – they’re good for you, too.

Plants add fresh oxygen and humidity to bedroom air, but they also help to purify air by producing negative ions. These negative ions attract bacteria and allergens, along with other nasty stuff, and help to improve the room’s air quality.

Along with their purifying qualities, negative ions are thought to relieve tension and stress, as well as improving mood and mental health.

Finally, aromatic fragrance from some plants can be both soothing and relaxing.

So, if that sounds like something you’d like to try, consider one of these five lovely plants for your bedroom.

Aloe vera

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This plant is well-known for aiding with burns. But Aloe vera can also purify the air and release oxygen, too.


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The sweet scent of beautiful Jasmine flowers can help to lower anxiety levels, which is especially helpful if you worry or feel stressed during the evening.


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This statement plant can absorb formaldehyde from the air, which is especially helpful if your cosmetic products contain this chemical.

Snake Plant, or Mother-in-Law’s Tongue

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The name of this plant might not be too appealing, but it’s benefits certainly are. Not only does it release fresh oxygen, but it also absorbs carbon dioxide, too.


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This calming herb adds a touch of aromatherapy to your bedroom air to relax and sooth the mind.

E-cigarettes are fairly new and researchers are still trying to understand their impact on health. In the little research that’s been conducted, e-cigarettes have been linked with negative health effects, including an increased risk for heart attacks. And now, a brand new case study reveals another serious health problem with e-cigarettes: wet lung, or hypersensitivity pneumonitis. 

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