Apr 13, 2018

Welcome to the weekend, folks, when getting a good night’s sleep is crucial but sometimes still so incredibly hard to do. We could suggest other ways to make you snooze faster but since it’s International Plant Appreciation Day, we’re taking you to a greener route.

If mood lighting, plush duvets, music, and moon milk aren’t enough to put you to slumber, these plants just might do the trick. We created a list of houseplants that can beautify your room and make it more sleep-inducing for better nights ahead.

Snake plant

According to the NASA Clean Air Study, snake plants are one of the few plants that convert carbon dioxide into oxygen at night, improving overall air quality especially if they’re placed in the bedroom. A well-oxygenated environment has a number of benefits including reduced eye irritation, headaches, and respiratory problems.

Aloe vera

Similar to the snake plant, aloe vera also diffuses oxygen at night. Add to that its amazing beauty benefits and you’re bound to purchase a pot or two.


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The scent of jasmine makes for a more restful sleep, one study says. This flowering plant can also decrease anxiety levels, leading to improved mental health.

Chinese evergreen

Chinese evergreens are great at filtering air. This tropical foliage is perfect for beginners because it tolerates low light, dry air, and drought, making them suitable for darker rooms, too.

English Ivy

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According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, this pretty climbing vine removes airborne mold. They’re also very easy to care for and make great hanging plants.

Rubber plant

If you want a win-win plant that equally evokes aesthetic and improved air quality, look no further than the rubber plant. It removes formaldehyde and thrives in low light. Talk about apartment therapy.

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