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5 Houseplants That Can Help You Get A Better Night’s Sleep

Who knew a houseplant could help you get some shut-eye?

If you have a hard time sleeping at night, adding some houseplants to your home is likely not the first thing you think of when trying to find a solution. As it turns out, certain plants can help you relax, as they naturally clean out the air and emit scents that are calming and soothing. If you want to look for a healthy, alternative way to sleep better at night, you may want to try bringing some new plants into your bedroom.

Here are five houseplants that can help you sleep better at night.

1. Lavender

Lavender is one of the most well-known scents that can help relax you and induce sleep. The plant has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety and can help with insomnia and restlessness.

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Photo by flamesworddragon

2. Jasmine

The fragrance of jasmine also can help improve your sleep. German researchers found that the scent of jasmine is as effective as Valium and similar drugs for relieving anxiety and promoting sleep.

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Photo by Jevgenijs Slihto

3. Aloe Vera

In addition to soothing sunburns, the aloe vera plant can help purify the air, ridding it of harmful chemicals from things like cleaning products.

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Photo by olgaberrios

4. English Ivy

This houseplant is one of the best air purifiers, as it can help to remove mold from the air. This can help relieve allergic symptoms, which may be interfering with your sleep.

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Photo by The Equinest

5. Snake Plant

The snake plant is another great air purifier that can clear your room of household toxins. It is also known as the “bedroom plant,” as it gives off oxygen at night, unlike other plants that store but don’t release oxygen at night.

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Photo by max_wei

[h/t StethNews]