Sleep: Plants that can help you

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In order to be productive you need rest. And if you’re struggling to get your 40 winks at night, there are some natural solutions that can help. Plants can be used to help you drift off and get the rest you need.  By not getting the rest you need, a bad night’s sleep can lead to a day of a fuzzy head and decrease your levels of concentration. So, here are some recommendations to help you get the best night's sleep possible.


This is a well-known sleep assist thanks to its relaxing aroma. There are many benefits to growing lavender in your garden. It looks great, pollinators love it and it smells lovely. The scent of lavender is said to reduce your blood pressure, slow your heart rate and assist in a great night's sleep. So, if you’re struggling to get your full 8 hours, cut some fresh lavender from your garden and put it by your bedside.

Blooming lavender in a field at sunset in Provence, France
Rosemary essential oil and fresh rosemary in decorative pouch on old wooden table.


Similar to lavender, this strongly scented herb is a great way to help you get off to sleep. And we don't mean because you've used as part of deliciously filling meal. Growing rosemary in your garden is easy. It can be grown in a window-box, by you backdoor in a pot, or on your windowsill. And by having this herb close by, you can then cut off a fresh sprigs to use in your cooking.

Alternatively, place it around your home to add a relaxing and stress reducing aroma. This way you'll feel more rested before your head hits the pillow.

Peace lily

House plants have some incredible powers, including the ability to clean the air in your home. If you’re looking for a houseplant to help you out, then peace lilies were chosen by NASA as one of the best plants for air purification.

Cleaner air makes you happier, healthier and will help get a great night’s sleep. To keep them purifying the air, ensure the leaves are kept clean and clear by wiping them down with a damp cloth. Pop a few around your home in a bright spot out of direct sunlight and enjoy them as they clean the air.

Beautiful potted plants in stylish room interior. Design elements

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