As reported by EarthEasy,
“The indoor pollutants that affect health are formaldehyde, Volatile Organic Compounds (benzene and trichloroethylene or TCE), airborne biological pollutants, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxides, pesticides and disinfectants (phenols), and radon. These pollutants contribute to ‘sick building syndrome’, which causes symptoms ranging from allergies, headaches, and fatigue through to nervous-system disorders, cancer, and death.”
One of the best ways to improve your sleep quality is to fill the home with plants which have potent purifying and relaxing benefits.
According to Time:
“Plants are indispensable to human life. Through photosynthesis, they convert the carbon dioxide we exhale into fresh oxygen, and they can also remove toxins from the air we breathe.
One famous NASA experiment, published in 1989, found that indoor plants can scrub the air of cancer-causing volatile organic compounds like formaldehyde and benzene. (Those NASA researchers were looking for ways to effectively detoxify the air of space station environments.) Later research has found that soil microorganisms in potted plants also play a part in cleaning indoor air.
Based on this research, some scientists say house plants are effective natural air purifiers. And the bigger and leafier the plant, the better. “The amount of leaf surface area influences the rate of air purification,” says Bill Wolverton, a former NASA research scientist who conducted that 1989 plant study.”
12 Plants For Your Bedroom That Will Improve Sleep Quality And Treat Insomnia
- Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera has been known as the “plant of immortality” in ancient Egypt, due to the wide range of benefits and healing properties it provides. It has the ability to purify the air, emit oxygen during the night, and improve sleep.
- English Ivy
English ivy improves sleep, improves symptoms of asthma and allergies, and eliminates 94% of airborne feces and 78% of airborne mold in just 12 hours.
- .Golden Pothos
This beneficial plant with heart-shaped leaves is a great air purifying plant. However, it is recommended to keep it away from pets and children as the leaves are mildly toxic.
Gardenia is known for its ability to relieve anxiety and promote good sleep!
The soothing scent of its ivory blossoms improves sleep, reduces anxiety levels, and enhances productivity during the day.
This stress-relieving plant is known to slow down the heart rate, keep blood pressure levels in check, and reduce stress. It is extremely effective at soothing crying babies and reducing stress in both mothers and children.
- Bamboo Palm
Bamboo plant purifies the air by eliminating airborne smells and toxins. The purified air in the room will help you fall asleep easier and get a good rest.
- Gerber Daisies
These orange, yellow, and pink flowers emit oxygen at night, soothing the symptoms of allergies and apnea and boosting mood at the same time.
- Spider Plant
Spider plant is probably one of the most potential air cleaners of these all, eliminating up to 90 percent of the potentially cancer-causing chemicals from the air. Additionally, it absorbs odors and fumes and sustains oxygen levels to improve sleep quality.
- Snake Plant (Mother-in-Law’s Tongue)
This plant is a well-known air purifier and sleep supporter, and it works by releasing oxygen ad absorbing carbon dioxide at night.
- Peace Lily
This plant with scented white or pink flowers has been long used to treat insomnia. Inhaling the scent will help you fall asleep easier and have a good night`s rest.