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Plants for your bedroom that help you sleep

Plants have definitely taken the bedrooms of Pinterest by storm in 2017. From tiny adorable cactus's to well, full-size ones. Why not skip out on the fake ones and invest in some that actually help you sleep. NASA recently released a study saying you need plants in your room to beat colds, tight chests and insomnia. If it's good enough for NASA scientists, it's good enough for us. Here are some plants for your bedroom that help you sleep and look pretty darn stylish too...

Areca Palm

Areca Palm leads the way being the most efficient at 'cleaning up' pollutants in the air. It's definitely best suited to a larger bedroom due to its size but makes a beautiful centrepiece in any bedroom. Areca Palm is great for people that wake up feeling stuffy due to its ability to release moisture into the air.

Aloe Vera

Potentially one of the easiest plants to keep, you can get very little ones and they need very little care. Bonus! A NASA favourite due to its ability to clear air pollution. It releases oxygen continuously throughout the night making it the perfect bedroom plant. It's also known to fight benzene, a chemical found in plastics, paint and varnishes. Keeping your bedroom air as pure as it could possibly be.

English Ivy

English Ivy is the menace that grows up your house, turns out it's not a menace at all once moved to the bedroom.  Researchers at the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology found that English Ivy could remove 78% of airborne mould in just 12 hours. Perfect for allergy sufferers struggling to get a good nights sleep. Plus it looks amazing hanging on a shelf.

Spider plant

Don't panic, it's not a spider attracting plant. The spider plant got its name from the leaves resembling spider legs. Spider plants are great in the bedroom for people that suffer from dust allergies due to their ability to remove 90% of toxins from the air in just two days. Ideal for a small bedroom and very little maintenance.

Peace Lilly

Peace Lilly's are amazing for bedrooms with very little natural light as they don't need it to survive. They have the ability to absorb 60% of air pollution and mould spores whilst looking beautiful, being low maintenance and helping you sleep in the process.

Dwarf Date Palm

As you probably guessed by the name, it's basically a mini palm tree - around 3 to 4 ft in size. In true palm spirit, this plant doesn't require much watering and is virtually drought proof. An excellent plant for reducing indoor air pollutants, especially xylene. If you've got the space, this plant will improve your sleeping and also give your room the relaxed holiday vibe.

If you suffer from allergies that prevent you from sleeping these plants will help you wake up feeling fresh. To give you the extra protection, consider some anti-allergy pillowcases & mattress protector.

Author: Lucie

Lucie is a copywriter, trend spotter, and our resident sleep expert! Lucie has been with the team since 2018 and her articles cover a sweeping array of subjects from general product care, the latest bedroom design trends, ways to promote healthier sleep and jargon-busting explanations to help you understand what goes into our products. Do you have questions for Lucie & the team? Call one of our sleep experts today!

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