Effective Bedroom Plants for Better Sleep

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Improve the air quality in your bedroom, find your calm and inner peace, and sleep better with these effective bedroom plants.

My houseplants are the best roommates! They enliven my homepurifies the air that I breatheboosts my creativity and productivity, and improves my mood and reduces anxiety and stress.

But did you know that placing plants in your bedroom can help you get a good night’s sleep? Yes, there are lots of indoor plants that can improve your sleep quality, like my personal favorite, the snake plant. It releases a lot of oxygen during the night and absorbs the carbon dioxide we exhale. Not only that, but snake plants also eliminate toxins in the air to help us breathe easier.

So, if you want to breathe fresh air and get some good night’s sleep too, check out these effective bedroom plants, how to take care of them, and the best place to display them in your bedroom.


Aloe Vera

One of the most popular houseplants to soothe cuts and sunburn. Aloe vera is a great bedroom plant to help you sleep better because it eliminates toxins like benzene and formaldehyde and releases oxygen at night, which helps you breathe easier while you sleep.

Aloe vera is best placed on your shelf or table. Make sure to give it enough bright indirect sunlight. Also, only water your aloe vera when its soil is dry.

Bamboo Palm

Bamboo palms are large indoor plants that reduce airborne toxins like benzene and trichloroethylene. It’s a great bedroom plant because it gives off a warm and clean feel to the space. Plus, it raises the humidity to reduce sinus trouble.

Place your bamboo palm plant near your bedroom window to help them absorb enough light. Also, make sure to water it 1-3 times a week.


English Ivy

One of the must-have bedroom plants because it helps relieve asthma symptoms and allergies. It’s best to place this houseplant on top of your shelf or table where your kids or pets can’t reach it since it’s toxic if ingested. English ivy needs bright, indirect light and should be watered every week to keep it alive.


Golden Pothos

One of the easiest and low-maintenance bedroom plants that are perfect for newbies and forgetful plant owners. Golden pothos is another air-purifying plant that eliminates carbon monoxide and formaldehyde.

It’s best to place this plant on top of your shelf or in hanging baskets since its tendrils can grow as much as 30 feet. Place your golden pothos plant somewhere it can get bright, indirect light and water it once a week or when the top of the soil is dry.



Lavender is a popular bedroom plant because it creates a relaxing environment and improves sleep quality. Plus, the smell of lavender reduces stress levels. It’s best to place this beautiful houseplant on your shelf or bedside table.

Lavender requires full sun (at least 8 hours per day). Also, it prefers infrequent waterings. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings, but don’t let it get so dry that it starts to wilt and die.


Peace Lily

Peace lilies are one of the best bedroom plants for purifying different toxins in the air and helping you sleep peacefully every night. However, this houseplant is toxic to pets and children, so it’s best to place it somewhere where they can’t reach it. Peace lily prefers bright indirect light, and its soil needs to be moist, but be careful of overwatering since it might cause root rot.


Chinese Evergreen

Chinese evergreen is a low-maintenance plant that’s great for purifying toxins in the air. Also, it increases oxygen levels in your bedroom to improve breathing while you sleep. Chinese evergreen prefers bright indirect light and water the plant until the soil is moderately moist.


Snake Plant

The best bedroom plant companion because it increases oxygen levels to improve breathing and helps have a more restful sleep. It’s also great for purifying formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and benzene from the air. Snake plants prefer bright indirect light and to be watered once a week or when the soil is dry. You can place your snake plant near your bedroom window or at an empty corner of the room.



Chamomile is a great bedroom plant because it improves sleep quality and fights insomnia. Also, it reduces stress and anxiety. Place your chamomile plant at your bedside table with a fresh pot of lavender to help you sleep better. Chamomile requires full sun for it to grow and bloom. Also, it’s best to water it once a week.


Lastly, on our bedroom plants list is the fragrant Gardenia. Yes, it’s a great bedroom plant because it reduces stress and induces sleep. Plus, it also fights insomnia. Place it at your bedside table for uninterrupted rest. Gardenia needs 6-8 hours of direct sunlight through a sunny window. Also, water it every week. Keep its soil moist and well-drained.

That’s a wrap for our effective bedroom plants to help you sleep better. Grow your plant knowledge by visiting our Plant Care page to learn more tips on how to keep your plants happy and healthy!

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