If you have trouble falling asleep, you’re not alone.  

Many of us don’t get the sleep we need to fully function which often takes a toll on our productivity, mental health, and quality of life.   

One great way to ensure a better quality of sleep is to bring nature indoors by adding some plants to your home. Not only do they look great and bring life to your living spaces, but they also come equipped with some pretty fantastic relaxing and purifying benefits – which in turn can promote a healthy sleeping pattern.  

With stress and anxiety causing half of all insomnia issues, it’s a good idea to fill your home and bedroom with a variety of plants that have a calming effect. After all, studies show that spending time in nature reduces stress levels, so why not bring nature indoors?   

Also, poor air quality from pollution, odors, and molds can impact our breathing, making a good night’s sleep seem next to impossible. The good news is there are plants that purify the air while you sleep.  

Here are six of the best houseplants to help you sleep better, based on their calming and cleansing effects.  



Aloe Vera as one of the best plants for air purification, they release oxygen throughout the night and are super easy to look after. 




Jasmine will not only make your room smell delightful as well as having a soothing effect on the body and mind.    




Another calming and relaxing scent is lavender, which is used as a natural sleep aid.    




The peace lily is a bit of an all-in-one plant. It purifies the air by removing toxins and increasing the humidity of the air which could help reduce allergies to ease sinus problems, allowing for a better night’s sleep.    





English ivy is easy to grow and is known to be one of the best air-purifying plants and are most beneficial to those who suffer from breathing problems.    




A favorite indoor plant choice is the snake plant. They are easy to maintain and is also known to rid the air of toxins to improves air quality.  


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