Waking up to a room full of plants is amazing, especially knowing that you slept better because of them. A recent study showed that simply touching a plant's leaves can calm you down. Another way plants soothe? Their scent. The flowers of Jasmine, Gardenia, and Lavender are known for improving the quality of sleep. For example, Jasmine's scent can decrease anxiety and improve one's attitude after waking up - not making you sleep more, but making you sleep better. Gardenia's fragrant flowers apparently act on the exact same neurotransmitter as valium does, while research has shown the scent of Lavender produces calming, soothing, and sedative effects when inhaled. Place one of these fragrant beauties potted on your side table and reap the benefits.
P.S. Scroll through our dedicated Bedroom Plants Pinterest Board for more inspiration to bring the outdoors in!