Plants That Help You Sleep Better

Sleeping Better with Plants

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Peace Lily

We all know there is nothing like a good night’s sleep, It so amazes me how sleep can do our bodies so much good in fact according to research we should get 6-8 hours of sleep each night. I remember there were times when I was not feeling so good but after getting some sleep I felt so much better.

We all need sleep, including insects and animals. When it comes to plants though they don’t sleep yet they go through a rest period to be rejuvenated so in a way just as we rest by sleeping to be rejuvenated plants rest also and are rejuvenated. It is just something about sleep that causes our bodies to go through a rejuvenation process making us feel energized.

There are many persons that have all sorts of health issues and if the truth could be told many of those health issues can be traced back to a lack of sleep. Tossing and turning all night and then when you are about to be carried off by Mr. Sandman it is time to get up. Persons that experience sleeping disorders are a danger to themselves and those they work around including society. What can a lack of sleep cause?

Plants that help you sleep better

The danger of a lack of sleep

1. Lack of sleep causes persons to be unalert which has caused so many accidents and unfortunately deaths.

2. It can cause a person to be unproductive at work or in the home.

3. It can cause so many health issues.

4. Will contribute to high blood pressure.

5. Lack of sleep will cause memory loss.

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Lavender Plants

6. Lack of sleep kills sex drive.

7. May cause heart failure.

8. Trouble concentrating and thinking.

9. Lack of sleep can cause a heart attack.

10. Low energy drive.

Plants that help you sleep better

The good news is there are many plants that can aid in helping to get those Zs. Bringing these plants indoors will also clean the air making it fit to breathe as you seek to improve your sleep pattern.

Here are a few plants that can work wonders for you.

1. Snake plant or mother-in-law’s tongue is a drought-tolerant plant which means it survives on very little water. This plant not only cleans the air but helps to give a good night’s rest.

2. Jasmine has such a sweet aroma. This aroma emanates especially on cool nights with a light breeze. Studies have shown that the scent of the jasmine plant helps to induce sleep.

3. Aloe Vera is known for its many medical usages. But Aloe Vera also has the ability to induce sleep, it improves the air circulation at night time by producing oxygen which contributes to a good night’s sleep.

4. Lavenders are beautiful plants that have many benefits including inducing sleep. The secret to inducing sleep is its amazing fragrance.

5. Peace lilies are very beautiful plants that can help you catch up on those Zs. The moisture that is given off by these plants can boost the humidity of a room by 5 % which will clean the air ensuring that you get that much-needed rest.

6. Spider plants do not only clean the air of toxins but will also absorb fumes and odors making it easy to breathe which will contribute to a good night’s rest.

7. English ivy can be used as a specimen plant or as an undergrowth around potted plants but what I love about this plant is the English ivy has the ability to remove mold from the air that can cause an allergic reaction which can interfere with sleep.

The benefits of getting a good night’s sleep

1. Sufficient sleep will improve your sex drive.

2. Will have you bursting with energy.

3. A good night’s sleep will cause you to be alert.

4. Your productivity will be improved.

5. Sleep will cause you to be in a better state emotionally.

6. A good night’s sleep will reduce stress.

7. A healthy heart is also promoted through a good night’s sleep.

8. Want to improve your memory, getting sufficient sleep can help.

9. Sleep will lower your blood pressure which I believe is so good.

10. Getting the required amount of sleep can help you to live longer.

11. Will help to maintain weight.

12. The body repairs itself because of getting sufficient sleep.

The final word

Who says that you have to toss and turn all night when the solution is at your fingertips? These plants will ensure that you get a good night’s rest along with purifying the air creating conditions that will put you in the right position to catch up on that much-needed rest.


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Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.

24 thoughts on “Plants That Help You Sleep Better”

  1. I had never thought about how plants could actually help get better sleep. I love the smell of jasmine although I’m not sure it would do good indoors. But thanks to this write-up I plan on planting one outside my bedroom sliding door. I figure if I can get the scent by leaving the door slightly open this could do the trick. I’ll also be picking up some of the smaller plants you suggest. Much appreciated.

    • Hello so good to meet  you and I am so happy that I could help. wishing you all the best of success and please let me know how it goes have  good day.

  2. What a wonderfully natural alternative to popping pills to get to sleep every night – I’ve never heard of this angle before but it’s extremely interesting! 

    I know how important sleep is to the body’s DIY repair system – it’s the only time it can carry out a few repair functions that are impossible to fulfil during our waking hours. 

    Out of all of the plants you’ve listed above – which do you use yourself for a good night’s sleep?

    • It is always good to go natural because we don’t have to worry about side effects. All of these plants do help but if I was to choose I would choose and install  jasmine near my bedroom window because the sweet aroma works wonder. So happy that I could help.

  3. very interesting to see that plants has such a huge amount of potential and properties. I know very little about plants but this article was very interesting. The only thing I know is there is a lot of natural products made of plants that help you sleep better or help with muscle or back pain but very interesting article.

    • Hello so good to meet you. Plants are really amazing and benefits us in so many ways. So happy that I can help and you are right. All the best to you and have a good day.

  4. Everybody needs to sleep well to get strength in the morning to go to work.Thank you for giving us some plants which can help us sleep well the only problem it is difficult to find them everywhere we live. Is there any shop which supply such plants?

    Thank you so much

    • Hello so good to meet you and I am so happy that I could help. Try giving your plant nursery a try or your garden center. All the best of success and have a good day.

  5. I love about plants and usually have varieties in my backyard garden but regret after reading your article, I have only one of these plants. Thanks! I will try find out about others. It’s a great article layout in a simple way for anyone to read and understand about how to improve sleeping with the plants surroundings. This is very new to me and I think I have to share it with my wife and everyone else. Great Job!

    • Again I am so happy that I could help and thanks so much for your kind words. Wishing you much success with your research. Have a good day.

  6. You made some excellent points. I’m glad I came across your site. I am always looking into ways to keep myself healthy but naturally. We all want to be young forever. Everyone wants to be young and energetic. It’s a shame that some of us just can’t commit to a new lifestyle to get where we need to go. Your article explained things easily and it made me want to come back and keep reading more. Keep up the good work!

    • Hello Angelina so good to meet you and I am so happy that I could help. Getting suffucient is so important to our health and well-being. Thanks so much for your kind words. All the best to you and have a good day.

  7. Sleeping well is one of the most essential factors for a healthy life. As you said, lack of sleep is very harmful. It has negative effects on your concentration, it will increase the chance of depression and etc.

    In today’s modern world, many people don’t experience deep sleep at nights and anything that can help that without chemical medicines is gold. I do yoga and I drink natural teas to have dipper sleep at night but I didn’t know about the benefits of plants. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    • Hello Albert sleep is so important  for good health and as strange as it may sound plants can also play a part in us getting a good nights sleep. So happy that I could help. All the best to you and have a good day.

  8. This is a timely article for me because coincidentally I did not sleep well last night, and it’s negatively affecting my productivity. I can’t think well, and my body is tired. Sleep is so vital for good health. 

    I have used jasmine and lavendar essential oils for sleep, and they do help. I’ve always associated aloe vera as a remedy for sunburns, but didn’t know it could be used as a sleep aid. I haven’t heard of the other sleep aids you mentioned in your article so thank you for the tips. I’ll have to try them out.

    • Hello Holly so good to meet you and I am so happy that I could help. It is good to go natural because going this way you don’t have to worry about side affects. Wishing you the best of success.

  9. Hi Norman,

    I rarely post comments on the internet, but I couldn’t go without thanking you for this amazing post which contains a lot of helpful and interesting information.Normally I have problems with sleeping – I wake up a couple of times during the night and if that’s not enough… the slightest sound can also wake me. Of course, all that leads to not getting enough sleep. I didn’t know that plants can affect your sleep but, after reading your post, I must say that I learned quite a lot and will definitely make some changes at home and add more flowers.

    Thank you,Nick.

    • Hello it is so nice to meet you and so sorry to hear about your sleep pattern but it is so good to know that plants are here to help us. So happy that I can help and please let m know how it goes. All the best of success and have a good day.

  10. I totally agree, sleeping for 6-8 hours is very important as it will help our body function better. I work different shifts and so you can just imagine how my sleeping time would vary every week. I always try to get enough sleep but there are just times when no matter how tired I am from work, I couldn’t sleep very well. I have actually read somewhere that some plants can make us sleep better but I’m not sure how this works. Well, I guess it’s time for me to find out. These days, I’m willing to try anything that will help me sleep better, except sleeping pills of course. As much as possible I don’t want to resort to some drugs just to get the sleep that my body needs.I like Aloe Vera and lavenders; is it okay to have both of them in the room or one plant is enough? And should I let them sit in my room or having them is the living room is okay?

    • Hello so sorry to hear about that but it is good to know that you ar seeking natural ways to get a goods night sleep. Both plants can be kept in your bed room ensure though that they are getting sufficient light along with the proper amount of water and you will be find.

      Please let me know how it gose an wishing you the sweetess of sleep. Have a good day.

  11. I often have trouble fall asleep at night. Have tried many kinds of tea and herbs. None of these really works on me. The plants you mentioned, how does it work? Do I just keep them in the bedroom and they will help me sleep better?

    Sounds amazing. Will definitely give it a try. Would be nice to see some pictures of each plant.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Hello so good to hear from you. Plants are pretty amazing in what they can do. Having a few container plants can really help with a goods night rest. Make sure and place plants in and area of your room that gets atleast 3-4 hours of sunlight, along with daily care. For more insight a talk with your nurseyman or graden center rep. will futher help. Please let me know how it gose and have a good day.

  12. Hello Den, I loved your article, It teaches a lot of things and it is interesting to read. 

    When I was younger, about 20 years old, I used to sleep during day time and I must tell you that it was a horrible feeling, I lost a lot of my energy, I had a lot of troubles to focus and to be productive and obviously I lost the majority of my day. 

    Now, I sleep very well and I appreciate that. I don’t need a lot of sleeping, about 6 hours per night, but I am more productive and I wake up naturally at 5 AM. No need to put an alarm 🙂 

    It is a blessing to have such a good habit in my life. I appreciate the silence and the smell of fresh nights. 

    That said, I am aware that my comment is more related to my good sleeping habits but it was due to a plant as well. My mother in law gave me a teapot called “Dream Tea” and it helped me sleep earlier. I heard that Tizane is also a good beverage that induces sleep. 

    The plant that you wrote about in your article are related to purifying the surrounding air and creating a good smell in your room but I find than not that easy to entertain. What do you advice a newbie to keep their plant fresh and healthy for a long period of time?  

    I hope my experiences induce sleep lol Thanks a lot and have a good night as well 🙂 



    • Hello so nice to meet you an I am so happy that I could help. Thanks so much for sharing your story with me. Plants are veery amzaing in what thy can do. they have so many benefits. For a newbiee I would suggest when purhasing your plant ask your nurseyman for care of that plant as far as lighting, amount of water and fertilizer is concerned along with know pest issues an how to elimnate them. This should get you of to a good start. Please let me know how it goes. All the best to you and have a good day.


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