Lavender has one of the most well-known sleep-inducing aromas. It’s known to slow down heart rate and lower blood pressure and stress levels (4).
One study found that it reduced crying in babies and helped them sleep. This greatly lowered stress for mother and child (5).
In women, lavender facilitates light sleep and decreases rapid-eye movement during sleep. It also reduces the time it takes to fall asleep (6).
3. Snake Plant
Snake plants are one of the easiest plants to take care of.
It can be watered as little as every 2-3 weeks.
Like most plants, it thrives off carbon dioxide at night and turns it into oxygen.
Studies show that increased oxygen levels lead to better sleep (7).
Snake plant also clean airborne toxins like formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and benzene (1).
4. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a great plant for people who don’t have a green thumb. It tolerates neglect and missed waterings.
The plant reproduces easily, meaning that one plant will spawn enough babies to fill your home.
Slicing aloe vera lengthwise releases gel that can be used to relieve minor cuts and burns, insect bites, dry skin and sunburns.