10 Plants You Should Have In Your Bedroom For A Better Sleep (These Plants Are Emitting Oxygen During the Night)

In case you have trouble sleeping you should know that there are certain plants that can detoxify the air in your bedroom and thus help you fall asleep better at night. Nevertheless, many would ask themselves is it good to have plants in the bedroom?

Plants take in the carbon dioxide during the photosynthesis process and emitte oxygen, but at night the process is reversed-plants take in the oxygen while emitte carbon dioxide in return. Luckily, there are plants that usually emitte oxygen at night unlike other plants.

Therefore we give you top 10 plants that are perfect to keep in the bedroom, day and night.


The most widely known characteristic of this herb regards its distinctive smell. Jasmine has sedative properties, so having it in your room will give you greater sleep efficiency and it will reduce the sleep movement. Its essential oil is one of the best oils for anxiety and depression.


Lavender also has a calming effect. Its smell helps soothe fussy babies and lull them into a deep sleep. You can use lavender essential oil as an alternative. This oil is very good for better sleep as well. Lavender is good for everyone. It can relaxe everyone and is pleasant to smell for people of all ages.

Snake plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)

The Snake Plant, or best known as “the bedroom plant”, is one of the most recommended plants for improving air quality. The optimal place to keep this relatively inexpensive and low-maintenance plant is the bedroom, because it converts CO2 into oxygen at night.


Valerian is most commonly used for sleep disorders, especially the inability to sleep (insomnia). It is frequently combined with hops, lemon balm, or other herbs that also cause drowsiness. Some people who are trying to withdraw from the use of “sleeping pills” use valerian to help them sleep after they have tapered the dose of the sleeping pill. There is some scientific evidence that valerian works for sleep disorders, although not all studies are positive. With inhaling the scent the pink flowers of valerian, it’s sufficient to heighten the activity of the brain’s GABA system. The valerian plant is perfect for helping the insomniac get better-quality sleep.


With glossy evergreen leaves and beautifully scented blossoms, Gardenias are a popular plant choice for bedrooms. Studies indicate that keeping one in your room may help you achieve a better quality of sleep, with claims that it may be as effective as Valium in relieving anxiety and promoting sleep.

However, gardenias can be tricky to maintain as they require a lot of attention in order to keep their luscious leaves and delicate flowers. Indoor gardenias should be kept in a bright room, but not placed in direct sunlight. But if you suffer with insomnia or anxiety, investing a little time in one of these beautiful blooms could be a cheap and healthier solution to taking pills!

Aloe Vera

It is listed as one of NASA’s top air-improving plants. The fantastic Aloe works much like the Snake Plant –emits oxygen at night for a more restful slumber. It’s also one of the easiest plants to grow and maintain – it tolerates ‘neglect’ well and so doesn’t require frequent watering. Dubbed the ‘plant of immortality’ by the Egyptians, it reproduces easily so if you buy one you’ll soon have an Aloe plant for all the rooms in your house. You can even pass on the gift of happy sleep to your family and friends! Keep it on your bedroom window as it does need a lot of direct sunlight.

Spider plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)

Not to be confused with the Snake Plant, the Spider Plant is also a champion cleanser of air. The NASA tests showed it to remove around 90% of the potentially cancer-causing chemical formaldehyde from the air. Since formaldehyde is found in common household products like adhesives, grout and fillers, it’s a good idea to keep one of these plants around.

In addition to cleansing the air, it will also absorb odors and fumes as well as sustaining oxygen levels in the room, promoting better sleep.

Gerbera daisy

These bright and cheerful flowers couldn’t help but put you in a good mood! They are not easy to care for but has lovely blooms that are bringing cheer to any space. With pink, orange, yellow and white, they should be a welcome addition to any room – and not just because they look good. They also release oxygen at night, which helps you breathe easy while you snooze. If you suffer from apnea or allergies, then these daisies are definitely recommended. A word of warning to the novice gardener – as they are prone to fungal diseases Gerbera Daisies need extra special attention, particularly in relation to watering and light levels.

English ivy plant (Hedera Helix)

Another one of NASA’s top plants for purifying the air, English Ivy is simple to grow and only needs moderate exposure to sunlight.

Studies have shown that this leaf can improve symptoms of allergies or asthma – which all sufferers know can seriously impact both the quantity and quality of sleep. As mold can affect our breathing, it’s definitely a plant to have on hand for a great night’s sleep.

This evergreen vine looks great in an indoor hanging basket, or placed on a ledge where the leaves can trail down. It’s toxic to kids and pets though, so make sure to keep it out of reach!

Peace lily (Spathiphyllum)

Not just pleasing to the eye, the Peace Lily is another of NASA’s superstar plants, helping to filter out harmful benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde toxins.

The moisture given off by these striking flowers can boost a room’s humidity by up to 5%. This suppresses airborne microbes which can lead to allergies, and also helps relieve those irritating dry noses and throats that keep you awake all night. It is also ideal for dry climates—and they make far less noise than an electric air humidifier! You will need to water them only once a week on average