5 Bedroom plants for a better sleep
Let’s find out what are the 5 types of plants good for our bedroom to help us have a good, deep sleep, and can these plants help us? Does it have any health benefits? Let’s find out the best bedroom plants!
A lot of people nowadays are always awake in the wee hours of the night and have trouble falling asleep. It’s time for us to find out what type of plants are good to put in our bedroom with us to help us have a good night sleep.
Did you know? There are actually more pollutants inside our homes that goes unnoticeable? In which, these are what we use every day like hairspray, paint, cleaning aids, or detergent. These are what we call a Volatile Organic Compound or VOC.
How can we avoid these pollutants? When we need stuff like that (hairsprays, detergent, etc) in our daily living? The answer is… to put plants around your house or in our rooms. But wait… What kind of plants is great at cleaning the air inside our home? Let’s find out No.1 Bedroom Plants!
No. 1. Peace Lily or Spathiphyllum
Peace Lily or Spathiphyllum was first discovered in Europe in 1824. Peace lily was found by Gustav Wallis on the Columbian Jungle. As a commemoration to his discovery, the flower was named ‘Spathiphyllum Wallisii’.
Peace Lily can also be considered as a Beginner’s Plant because it is quick to take off. Peace Lily is known to have a High Transpiration Rate. This means, when you water Peace Lily, the roots are fast to absorb the water that travels up to its leaves as it releases water vapor that gives off moisture or humidity up to 5% into the air.
It is also said that Peace Lily lessens the dust inside our homes that causes dust irritants on our eyes, mouth, and skin. According to studies, this type of plant helps lessen the dust inside our home up to 20%. Great! Isn’t it?
It’s not easy to grow Peace Lily’s flower because you will need a Gibberellic Acid. It is a type of Plant Hormone in which Peace lilies are sensitive to. They will be forced to grow a flower when the Plant Hormone is used on them.
Did you know that Peace Lily feeds on molds and mildews? That’s why it is also great to put in our bathrooms. Peace Lily helps lessen harmful chemicals in the air.
Harmful Chemicals like Xylene, Benzene, Formaldehyde, and Trichloroethylene. Chemicals like these can usually be found on hairspray that can cause respiratory problems Peace Lily is great but it is toxic for cats and dogs. Are you ready for the next bedroom plants?
No. 2. Snake Plant
Sansevieria Trifasciata also known as Snake Plant. Snake Plant is commonly used as a Home Décor. Snake Plant is one of the best plants in filtering formaldehyde in our homes. Formaldehyde can be found in our household products like glue, tissue, and pain.
Why is it good to put Snake Plant in our bedroom? Because Snake Plant absorbs Carbon Dioxide and releases Oxygen especially at night. Snake Plant can provide a significant amount of oxygen, especially at closed-door areas.
According to NASA studies, it is said that Snake Plant can reduce respiratory symptoms, eye irritation, and headaches. NASA did an experiment where they sealed the Snake Plant inside a chamber and then they’ve put a gas inside of it. In a span of 24 hours then they noticed that the amount of Benzene in the air decreased by 53%.
So is the Trichloroethylene by 13.4%. Who won’t be tempted to take care of their own Snake Plant, right? Aside from being pleasant to the eyes, it is easy to take care of, and you won’t need a lot of water for it to survive. Great, isn’t it?
That’s why put a Snake Plant inside your bedroom so you’ll have a good sleep every night. But a reminder! It is toxic for our home pets. Here we go to bedroom plants no.3.
No. 3. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is also one of the easiest plants to take care of. Aloe Vera is also considered as one of the Air Purifying Plant. Because Aloe Vera filters out Formaldehyde and Benzene in the air that can be found on detergents and floor finishes.
The Aloe Vera gel is great for burns, wounds, and skin infections like Eczema, blisters, insect bite, and psoriasis but avoid having dogs and cats eat it because Aloe Vera is toxic for them.
No. 4. Golden Pothos
Golden Pothos is another powerful plant that can eliminate formaldehyde, Benzene, and Carbon Monoxide in the air. Golden Pothos can also eliminate odor inside our homes. With Golden Pothos, we can sleep peacefully.
Because we can inhale clean air form our surroundings but distance Golden Pothos from children and pets reach because it is toxic when ingested. Fun Facts! It is said that staring at Golden Pothos helps with eye irritation because our eye nerves relax. And for bedroom plants Number 5.
No. 5. Spider Plant
Spider Plant is also one of the easiest plant to take care of. Spider Plant is a great plant if you have a pet dog or cat because it is non-toxic and resilient.
According to NASA Studies, Spider Plant can eliminate Formaldehyde, Carbon Monoxide, Benzene, and Xylene in the air. The ones mentioned are chemicals that can be found insolvent, printers, rubber, and leathers. Because Spider Plant filters out the air, our sleep will be very deep because it helps us with our breathing.
Now that you know what types of plants you can have inside your rooms. Let’s find out why you need this? Having plants inside our room or house has health benefits. It cleans the toxins from the air. In this article, it was explained that house plants clean harmful toxins and releases less harmful products.
Aside from what NASA said, there are studies that say “Having house plants can eliminate up to 10% of carbon dioxide inside the house. Boost your mood…!
It is said that touching the soft plant leaves has a calming effect. It also teaches us Empathy. This means it helps us have the ability to understand what other people feel.
According to studies, taking care of plants increases our sense of compassion for our fellow men. Especially whenever we see flowers, we immediately feel happy, right? And according to studies, it also helps with our memory functions.
There are people that use planting as a form of therapy. According to one research, it has a calming effect on us. It says that plants can help especially to people diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Dementia, Depression, and late-stage cancer.
Have you ever experienced taking a walk in a beautiful park or garden? It is also one of the benefits of Holistic Therapy. Plants help boost our mood, build stronger relationships, and being productive.
Some say that even a picture of nature helps increase your mood even if it’s not a single plant. Remember! There are plants that trigger allergic reactions. So make sure to do some research about it before deciding to buy it.
There you go! I hope you guys were entertained with our research. So you were able to see that we actually have a lot of household products that affect the air circulation inside our home. So it is really important that we have house plants that eliminate that formaldehyde.
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