When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, your bedroom can be your best friend or work enemy. Trying to sleep in a room that is too hot, too cold, too loud or even too soft can affect everyone differently. The light sleeper might need help falling asleep using a white noise machine. The heavy sleeper might need black out shades to help him/her fall asleep. A National Sleep foundation study has even shown that wearing socks improves sleep.

But, did you know there are things that you can do in your own home that not only help you sleep at night, but also improve air quality. The everyday plants that we sometimes take for granted have extraordinary abilities for bettering our bedrooms.

Dromma took a look at 15 of the top plants in this infographic, and we’ve outlined them below:


  • Reduces sleep movement
  • Promotes more restful sleep
  • Increases next-day energy, mental performance


  • Decreases heart rate, blood pressure
  • Relaxes the mind, reduces anxiety
  • Increases deep or slow-wave sleep (SWS)

Snake Plant

  • Increases oxygen production at night
  • Can reduce allergens in the air

Aloe Vera

  • Increases oxygen at night
  • Contains soothing, antioxidant properties


  • Reduces anxiety, promotes sleep
  • Effects similar to those of commonly prescribed barbiturates or propofol
  • Improves sleep quality in those with sleep disorders

Spider Plant

  • Filters xylene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and benzene
  • Easy to grow and great for beginners


  • Relaxes the central nervous system
  • Promotes more restful sleep
  • Improves sleep in insomnia sufferer

English Ivy

  • Filters airborne mold (78% in 12 hours)
  • Filters airborne faeces (94% in 12 hours

Peace Lily

  • Breaks down carbon monoxide
  • Filters airborne mold

Golden Pothos

  • xylene
  • Filters carbon monoxide
  • Easy to grow and maintain

Passion Flower

  • Reduces anxiety
  • Increases levels of GABA in the brain
  • Improves sleep in insomnia sufferers


  • Induces sleeps
  • Improves sleep in insomnia sufferers
  • Reduces anxiety

Bamboo Palm

  • A natural humidifier by transpiring plenty of moisture into the air

Gerbera Daisies

  • Increases oxygen at night
  • Can help alleviate sleep apnea or breathing disorders

Chinese Evergreen

  • Filters benzene and formaldehyde
  • One of the easiest plants to grow
  • Keep away from pets and small children

Using nature to help curb your sleep issues is an easy, cheaper alternative to prescription drugs. Getting to know the plants that not only have sleep aid benefits but can also improve the general air quality can easily transform your bedroom.


Author: Alexa Paul

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