Having a comfortable bedroom is essential. Not only is it the place you relax after a long day at work, but a comfortable bedroom can ultimately lead to a better night’s sleep. It’s no secret that getting a good night’s sleep helps us wake up refreshed, allows us to be more productive throughout the day, and aids with overall mental and physical health. If you’re struggling to catch those ZZZs, here are some indoor plants and flowers you should consider putting in your bedroom.
1. Snake Plant
Fresh oxygen will help make your room feel more comfortable and support a good night’s sleep. The charming snake plant will pump oxygen into the room day and night, keeping the oxygen circulating and ensuring you stay asleep all night. The best part of all? The snake plant is very resilient and easy to care for. They are hearty and can live in just about any light, making them suitable for any room. They also only need to be watered about once every two weeks, which makes them great for people without a green thumb.
2. Peace Lily
This plant acts as a natural air purifier, removing toxins, dust, and other debris from the air in your bedroom. This will help keep your allergies at bay and enable you to breathe easier as you’re sleeping. The peace lily is a good low light plant, meaning it can be hung just about anywhere in the bedroom. It only needs to be watered once a week, but if it’s near a window or your room is especially warm, you may want to water it twice per week.
3. Pink Jasmine
Pink Jasmine not only looks beautiful and makes the room more inviting, it also produces a pleasant scent. This scent serves as a natural relaxer, making it easier to [linkbuilder id=”6673″ text=”fall asleep”] when you climb into bed. However, this pretty plant requires a little more care than others on this list. It does well in a sunny spot and should not be overwatered. It’s also best to buy it already potted. Fortunately, pink jasmine is relatively easy to find at most garden stores.
Like the peace lily, this plant also produces a lovely scent, making your bedroom smell clean and fresh. The aroma also has a sedative-like effect, helping you feel naturally tired as you unwind in bed. If you’re someone who tosses and turns, this plant can be a miracle worker. The only negative aspect of the gardenia is that it may be difficult for some people to keep alive. The gardenia requires bright, indirect light. If it gets too much direct light, the leaves can burn. If your room doesn’t have a spot like the one previously described, the gardenia may not be the best option for you.
Lavender has been shown to have a naturally relaxing aroma. This is why you’ll find many laundry detergents, scented candles, and air fresheners with this incredible scent. While dried lavender is effective, live lavender gives off a much stronger fragrance. This plant does well in direct sunlight, so find a spot on a windowsill where it can bask in the sun all day long. You can water as needed. Sweet dreams!