Best Bedroom Plants That Will Help Improve Sleep

Best Bedroom Plants That Will Help Improve Sleep


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Your bedroom environment is key when it comes to falling asleep without a hitch. That’s why we’re big on comfortable and cooling bedding at SHEEX®. In addition to the right bed sheets and mattresses, houseplants are also great for reducing stress and purifying the air to make your bedroom a soothing space for sleep. If you want to add greenery to your home, we’ve rounded up the best bedroom plants to help you sleep better — and form your very own indoor jungle!

Rubber Plant

The rubber plant, or ficus elastica, is excellent for purifying your bedroom air. It can remove toxins such as bacteria and mold spores while producing oxygen. In addition to its air-purifying properties, the rubber plant is also stunning to look at, coming with dark leathery leaves that make a minimalist statement. (Perfect for matching with your favorite sleek bed sheets!) Best of all, the rubber plant doesn't require too much care, as it is a plant that can tolerate periods of drought before you water it.

Are Rubber Plants Toxic to Pets?

Yes. Keep your rubber plant away from your pets. These plants contain a type of sap that can cause irritation to dogs and cats if it is ingested. If your furry friend happens to ingest part of the plant, watch for common symptoms including drooling, vomiting, and skin irritation.

Pothos

If you want hanging plants in the bedroom, the pothos plant is a low-maintenance beauty that you can bring into your home to purify the air — it can actually remove toxins such as formaldehyde and benzene. It comes with heart-shaped waxy leaves that effortlessly trail, and it's as easy to care for as a fuss-free rubber plant. In addition to tolerating drought, the pothos plant can also thrive in bedrooms with lower light. Collect all the pothos: get this ubiquitous houseplant in varieties such as the jade, golden, marble queen, and neon types.

Are Pothos Plants Toxic to Pets?

Yes. Pothos plants are a popular choice for new plant owners to care for. However, pothos plants can be toxic to cats and dogs if they chew through the stem. if you have pets, you may want to consider hanging this plant high above the reach of your furry friends, especially if you have cats that like to jump. 

Lavender 

Lavender is a beloved sleeping aid that's infused in everything from bath soaps to body lotions — and for good reason, as current research suggests that it may help reduce anxiety by stimulating the nose to pass signals to the brain. While resting on your favorite SHEEX sheets, lull yourself to sleep with the soothing aroma of lavender. If you keep lavender as an indoor plant, give it as much light as possible. If you don't have a bright south-facing window, consider getting a small grow light to help this beautiful, fragrant flower thrive inside of your home. Allow your lavender plant to slightly dry out between waterings and prune back to encourage growth. 

Is Lavender Toxic to Pets?

Yes. Lavender contains a compound called Linalool which can be toxic to dogs and cats. If your pet happens to ingest lavender, observe them for signs of nausea and vomiting.

Snake Plant 

The snake plant is one of the best air purifying plants for your bedroom. As its name suggests, it features variegated upright foliage that resembles snakes, flaunting a simple silhouette that makes for another excellent minimalist houseplant. At night, this plant converts carbon dioxide to oxygen to promote healthy air circulation in your bedroom. According to Healthline, it also absorbs pollutants such as benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene in small quantities.

Are Snake Plants Toxic for Pets?

Snake plants, like pothos plants, are pretty common in homes and offices due to their low maintenance nature. Just like the pothos plant, snake plants can be toxic to your furry friend. If ingested, watch for signs of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

After picking out plants that help you sleep, don’t forget about your bed itself! Find moisture-wicking, breathable bed sheets and supportive pillows and mattresses from SHEEX for deep, restorative sleep to complement your bedroom jungle.

We'd like to offer a special thank you to Meraki Market for lending us their beautiful plants. Check out all of the unique curated finds Meraki Market has to offer here.

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