Houseplants come with a number of benefits. Keeping indoor plants can lead to lowered blood pressure and stress, and increase creativity and productivity levels. What’s more, certain houseplants have been proven to filter toxins from the air, making it easier to breathe and helping to naturally soothe allergies.
The actual act of gardening is beneficial as well—it’s been shown to have positive effects on both our mental and physical health, including reducing stress, boosting energy and promoting relaxation.
Another lesser-known benefits of having houseplants is their ability to promote sleep. Despite the importance of sleep on physical and emotional health, many adults struggle nightly to fall asleep and stay asleep. Indoor plants offer a natural solution for those looking to improve their sleep quality. In fact, several houseplants can help attack the root of sleepless nights—like lavender, which has been shown to reduce anxiety.
The team over at Dromma created an infographic outlining the 15 best indoor plants for sleep. Check it out below learn more about the sleep-improving powers of indoor plants—put one in your bedroom for a natural way to promote rest.