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Bedroom Plants To Help With Sleep

Bedroom Plants To Help With Sleep

Bedroom plants serve more purpose than just being home decor. They help keep your environment well-oxygenated, boost your mood, make you more creative, give you better quality and purer air, and more.

Air quality is a very important determiner of your sleep quality. The air in your home can be polluted by many things. Outdoor pollutants can get in through your windows. House paint and furniture may contain toxic elements like formaldehyde and benzene. All of these things can compromise your respiratory health and make it harder for you to fall asleep at night. You can use plants to help keep the air in your bedroom purer and better so as to help you sleep better.

Snake Plant

This plant is also known as the Mother-In-Law's tongue. This is one of our top picks for you because this plant is actually featured in NASA's list of top 10 air-purifying plants. Another special feature is this plant's capability to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen even at night. Most house plants only do the conversion during the day.

This plant is a good choice because it is low-maintenance. Make sure to place the plant in an area with direct sunlight for it to thrive. Occasionally water it. Be careful because too much water can kill it.

Heart Leaf Philodendron

This is a good beginners plant because it is deemed impossible to kill. It is also a great plan for purifying the air in your bedroom. This is named as such because of the heart-shaped leaves that trail down from the pot. Reserach shows hat this is also great at absorbing trace amounts of formaldehyde.

Make sure to keep this out of reach of pets and children. That’s because this is toxic when consumed. Place it in an area with moderate to bright sunlight. Water its roots occasionally.

English Ivy

This plant is another trailing plant, like the heart leaf philodendron. This is a great bedroom plant because it is known to absob a wide array of harmful air toxins, like formaldehyde, benzene, toluene, and xylene. Furthere research suggests that it can also help filter animal feces and mold to help alleviate allergies.

Place the plant in a spot with moderate light. Make sure to water it regularly.

Golden Pothos

This is another beginner plant because it’s so easy to propagate and nearly impossible to kill. It is even nicknamed the “cubicle plant” because of how easy it is to care for and how tolerant it is of its environment. This is characterized by its trailing appearance that’s much like the heart leaf philodendron. This can filter formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and benzene from the air.

This is also great for purifying the air to eliminate any unpleasant odors that can interrupt your sleep or trigger allergic reactions. Place this in a well-lit area and water regularly. To propagate, cut off leaves with tiny roots and place the stalks in glass bottles. Pump in some plant food to provide nourishment.

Spider Plant

The spider plant has its characteristic leaves that emanate from the pot and looks like spider legs. This type of plant is great for a hanging planter. This is another purifying plant that can filter out the harmful toxins in the air like formaldehyde, benzene, xylene, and carbon monoxide. Keep this plant in an area with moderate to bright light. Water occasionally to keep it alive.



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  • Gabriel Bar Shany