Sleep is precious, especially for students. Did you know that one of the easiest ways to improve the quality of sleep is by having some useful plants in your bedroom? 

A famous 1989 NASA study found that indoor plants were able to reduce indoor air pollutants such as benzene and formaldehyde, at least in a controlled lab environment, and more recent research says plants may make you feel less stressed and more creative. This sounds great, so lets see what particular plants can improve the air, your sleep and the look of your room!

plants that help sleep

1. Lavender

It’s not typically thought of as a houseplant, but lavender can survive indoors under the right conditions. Lavender, is one of the best plants for air purification as well as it is an excellent insect repellent, its aroma relaxes the lungs, which helps you sleep better during night and the aroma also helps you if you suffer from anxiety. This sounds like the best plant, not to mention how pretty it looks!

To take care of the plant, give it bright, direct light for a few hours every day, preferably in a south-facing window, and water when the soil is slightly dry. Don’t overwater lavender, though, or the plant will rot.


2. Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema commutatum)

This plant is perfect for a student as it is very easy to take care of. This plant tolerates low indoor light to the extent that it can survive in a very dark room (great plant for a bedroom right?). Water the plant quite often as it likes moist soil at all times, avoid positioning the plant in a cold place as it is quite sensitive to drafts. As the Chinese Evergreen grows, it develops to remove more and more toxins. This beauty is supper effective at removing formaldehyde, ammonia, xylene and toluene from the air.

3. Aloe Vera

This plant is an amazing addition to any student house. Not only it purifies air very effectively, it also contentiously releases oxygen during the night making the air extra clean. Another reason to have this plant in your house is the healing properties of it. Its one of the best ointments for burns and sunburns, just cut of a bit of the leaf and smudge the inside part of it on the irritated area. Moreover, Aloe does not need much care - just place it in a sunny area and water it once several weeks with a full glass of water. 


4. Areca Plant

Research shows that this plant is great at absorbing numerous pollutants in the air. This plant is especially great for people with weak immunity as it Areca 'mops up' particles that are linked with colds and sinus problems.



5. English Ivy

This plant is usually associated with Christmas or as an outdoor plant, however Ivy is a great addition to your student home. According to research of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, English Ivy can remove up to 78% of airborne mould in just 12 hours. This is plant is quite useful for people prone to allergies! The only requirement for this plant to grow happily is keeping it moist, so make sure to water it regularly.