Apart from being decorative, house plants also prove to be highly beneficial when it comes to your health. For one thing, they filter the air and oxygenate your home. Thus, choosing the right plants for your bedroom can be a great way to improve your sleep.
Although the choice of plants is quite big, this article includes 5 most effective plants that can improve the feel of your bedroom and your quality of sleep.
Lavender is mainly used as a fragrance for soaps, scented clothes and shampoos. It is also a great cleaning agent but the powers do not stop there as lavender plant can actually help treat insomnia and anxiety. Researchers recognize that inhaling its scent can unleash soothing, sedating effects when we breathe in the fragrance from lavender plants.
- Aloe Plant
Another natural healer that is great for soothing inflammation, scars and burned skin, aloe vera can also detoxify the body. Plus, aloe can help eradicate polluting chemicals found in cleaning agents, thus purifying your air in the bedroom and the rest of your house. There’s another interesting thing in relation to this plant. Namely, when harmful chemicals are at a high level in your home, the plant will develop brown spots, keeping you well aware of the situation.
The Wheeling Jesuit University conducted a study that has proven the efficacy of jasmine as a natural sleeping aid. Positive effects include the quality of sleep, decreased anxiety and improved mood upon wakening. Jasmine plant can also bolster the features of your bedroom, with its sweeping vines and collectives of tiny trumpet-shaped flowers.
- Snake plant
Snake Plant is recommended as a great way to improve oxygen purity in your home. They are perfect for the bedroom with low maintenance and cost. What’s great about this plant is that it emits oxygen at night time whilst simultaneously taking in carbon dioxide – something we naturally produce when breathing. All this leads to a purer quality of air and a better night’s sleep. The Snake Plant also filters some nasty but common household toxins (namely formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and benzene) from the air.
- English Ivy
A study carried out by NASA included English Ivy as the number one best air-purifying plant. This is due to it being the most efficient plant when absorbing formaldehyde. English ivy is easy to grow also and survives in moderate temperatures and medium sun light exposure. English Ivy appears to be the best bedroom plant to help you sleep in terms of efficiency and ease.