These Plants Can Help Your Insomnia

Sweet dreams.

Plants That Improve Sleep
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Getting a good night of sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health. Unfortunately for many, our minds and busy schedules can get in the way. If insomnia is a problem for you, you have most likely tried a number of remedies to help you fall asleep fast. If counting sheep hasn't worked out just yet, you may want to hit up your local nursery.

According to the experts at the mattress company Saatva, you can use plants to help you catch some zzz's. From aromatherapy elements to air cleaning skills, these greens can help foster the perfect environment to help you doze off. Not only do they add a nice touch to your decor, but they can be a helpful tool to lead a healthier and less stressful life. Want to learn which plants you need in your bedtime ritual? Read ahead to get the dirt.

Plants That Improve Sleep
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Peace Lily

"Not only are they a beautiful addition to your bedroom, but peace lilies are also extra moist and produce humidity, helping to reduce allergens," explains the Saatva team.


"Breathing in the scent of jasmine can have a calming effect on your body, reducing your movements while your sleep and potentially even improving your mood when you wake," share the experts.


"This perennial plant has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries," the Saatva team explains. "Ancient Greeks and Romans, including Hippocrates, prescribed it to help with insomnia. You may also have seen it in herbal teas made for bedtime."

Plants That Improve Sleep
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Snake Plant

"The snake plant is known for its low maintenance and ability to absorb toxins, making it an easy plant to keep alive while it improves your air quality," share the experts.


"Lavender is one of the most widely known flowering plants that helps encourage sleep – and it’s popular for a reason," says the Saatva team. "The plant produces a unique floral scent that promotes deep sleep."

With so many solutions, it's easy to weave botanicals into your nightly routine. Just pick up your favorite plants, pot them in your favorite design, and make heading to dreamland a little easier.

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