If you’re looking for a natural way to get better sleep, might we suggest bedroom plants? Plants don’t just add style and warmth to a room—plenty of research has shown that they’re good for mental and physical health too, potentially including better sleep. In fact, many studies have found that spending time in nature and being around plants can boost mental health, reduce stress, and help us feel happier. It goes without saying, then, that we’re all for welcoming nature’s peacefulness into our homes—especially our bedrooms.
When it comes to sleep, plants help us transition from a waking state to a more relaxed state of consciousness, which improves sleep quality. A recent review also concluded that indoor plants are associated with an increase in positive emotions and a reduction in negative feelings, which may help us drift off to sleep more quickly. This may explain why many designers have embraced biophilic design as a way to support our connection to nature.
Persuaded? Read on to learn which plants are easiest to grow in the bedroom. We have tall stunners that will make a striking statement or petite plants sure to add a level of coziness and personality to your nightstand. Not to mention that many of them are low-maintenance, either tolerating low light levels (if you don’t have a ton of windows) or infrequent watering (if you’re super busy). We don’t know about you, but that alone helps keep us at ease.