5 Best Fragrant Plants that Help You Sleep Peacefully

The fondness for growing plants might seem to be a common thing but at the same time, you would be impelled with positive vibes and it also spreads the fragrance of a peaceful ambience. However, we might be aware of carnivorous plants and other unusual plants but how about the sleep-inducing plants? We often encounter this type of plant in our day-to-day life but we do not really recognize it as a sleep-inducing plant. Some of these plants produce fragrance which calms down the nerves and helps people sleep. By placing plants in your room, you can have a positive effect on your mood and health. Even some plants have been found to absorb toxins from the air such as benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde. Below is the list of the best fragrant plants that help you to sleep.



Jasmine is one such common flower which we might have encountered often. Generally, jasmine is found in essential oils and teas that come from the Himalayas and Western China. Studies have found that jasmine is more effective than lavender in inducing quality sleep. It was also recorded that jasmine lowers anxiety levels and also instilled a higher level of awareness in the afternoon that helps the student focus on studying. It is also believed that not all jasmine flowers are fragrant and so you have to pick the species named Jasminum polyanthum. It always prefers cooler temperatures and can manage up to 4 hours per day of sunlight directly.

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The flower is as beautifully blooming as other flowers. The name of the flower itself provides the smoothening feel and thus the quality of the flower. This beautiful flower is actually native to the Mediterranean, Arabian Peninsula, and Russia which has been spreading a wonderful fragrance that promotes sleep. So, Lavender plants require the full sun, well-drained soil, and also deep but infrequent watering when the soil is almost dry.



Purely fragrant plants from China and Japan, Gardenias have also been listed in the flowers inducing sleep. Unlike other flowers, Gardenias require bright, indirect light for at least 4 hours per day and also high humidity levels. And if your room is not very humid, just spray them with water regularly.


Peace lilies are also referred to as Spathiphyllum varieties which would be the perfect bedside companion. In an article, Plants and Environmental Quality Group which exhibited that peace lilies could remove toxins in the air. And these lilies could flourish in semi-shade to shade and thus release the moisture into the air. It is also said to help recover from abdominal surgery.


California Poppy

Being a wildflower, the California poppy is often used in its powdered form to treat nervousness and anxiety. And a 2014 study in the journal European Medicines Agency discovered that California Poppy could improve sleep quality and duration by all means.

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