Decorate Your Bedroom With These 5 Plants to Help You De-Stress and Sleep Better

It's amazing what a cute succulent garden or a pretty fiddle fig can do for your space. A little pop of green can add mega style points to your bedroom, home office—even your locker.

But what if we told you adding the right foliage to your bedroom could actually help you de-stress and sleep better? Sounds too good to be true, but thankfully, it's not.

Below you'll find the top five flora and fauna to spruce up your mental and physical space:

Jasmine

Jasmine has tons of soothing properties, and it smells amazing, which makes it a popular choice for cosmetics. In fact, you're probably already using jasmine as part of your beauty routine, whether it's in a perfume, a lip balm or a dry shampoo. It's also great to grow in your bedroom (near a bright window) because studies show it reduces anxiety levels, allowing you to get better quality sleep. And we all know that a good night's sleep means a better performance at school and in sports!

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Lavender

Okay, who doesn't love the scent of lavender? It's one of the most well-known plants for inducing sleep and reducing anxiety levels. Lavender is proven to slow down the heart rate, lower blood pressure and lessen stress levels. This is great to help ease your mind before a big test or game.

 

Snake Plant

Don't worry, it's not as scary looking as its name! The snake plant is known for improving indoor air quality because it emits oxygen at nighttime and takes in carbon dioxide. As humans, we do the opposite, taking in oxygen and breathing out carbon dioxide. It's this cycle that leads to purer air quality and a better night's sleep. The snake plant also filters out bad toxins like formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and benzene.

 

Aloe Vera

This ancient healer has a bevy of positives—it helps heal wounds, burns and insect bites, is great for the digestive system, and NASA dubbed it one best plants for improving air quality. Just like the snake plant, aloe vera emits oxygen at night and sucks up CO2. Another reason we love this plant? It's really easy to grow, even if you're known for killing plants easily.

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English Ivy

On top of also being a fantastic air purifier, English Ivy has shown in studies to help improve the symptoms of allergies and asthma. Also, how cute would English Ivy look in a hanging basket?

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