6 Plants to keep in Your Bedroom to Cure Insomnia and Sleep Apnea

Author : Vaishali R

Cure Insomnia

Proper Sleeping is the essential thing for the optimal functioning of the brain is a well-proven fact. And 8 hours sleep is enough is a strategy but it varies depends upon genetical behavior. Nowadays most of us have difficulties in sleeping, if you’re the one among them who feels trouble to sleep, wake up in between, feeling tired anytime then you must keep reading,

If lack of sleeping causes you headaches then you’re most probably affected by insomnia, apnea and even nightmares. Be clear that I didn’t mean here that you must take sleeping pills because it is a common problem which is caused by an interruption in breathing. If your breathing system has been disturbed then you can’t sleep well.

Here I suggest you place any of these plants in your bedroom where you sleep,

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

It is a plant called ‘plant of immortality’ by the Egyptians, it grows easily. If you buy one, you will soon get more Aloe plants for all your rooms at home. Aloe emits oxygen during the night, so it helps you to combat insomnia and improves your quality of sleep. It doesn’t need sunlight, water to grow so it can be easily grown anywhere. It is listed as a No.1 air purifying plant by NASA. Not only for sleep and it is also used for all sort of problems.

English Ivy

English Ivy

Like Aloe is also the listed plant for purifying air by NASA, it can also easily grown but needs a moderate amount of direct sunlight. So you can prefer a place near your windows. It treats breathing problems, infections, allergies and asthma. These are also the reasons for insomnia and apnea. A Study showed that English ivy can reduce 90- 94% of air molds in 12 hours.

Snake Plant

Snake Plant

Snake plant is recognized as ‘mother in law’s tongue’. Similarly, it emits oxygen during the night time and simultaneously takes out carbon dioxide from the air inside your home, something which is produced naturally while breathing. It also filters nasty household toxins from the air like formaldehyde and benzene.


lavender plant

Lavender is a plant which is well known to induce sleep, reduce anxiety and enhances one’s GABA levels, avoid the natural drowsiness. The smell of lavender plant slows down your heart rate. It has been shown to increase sleep quality and decrease REM. Also reduces the amount of time to awake.

Jasmine plant


Jasmine is known for its wonderful smell and it is quite gentle. The smell of jasmine has been proved to improve the sleep quality and increase the feelings of alertness and productivity. It promotes more restorative sleep.


Valerian is a plant used more in our ancient times to cure various problems, its root can be used as a tea or used as a tincture. A Roman physician prescribed valerian to his patient to combat insomnia and anxiety. Inhaling the aroma of valerian is quite enough to fall asleep soon and promotes restorative sleep.

Stress and over thinking is the major cause for all sleeping problems, it is proven that nature is the best resource to combat it. Before placing plants in home ensure that it is safe to your elders, children, and pets.

Sleep well and be a happier person overall.

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