Plants for health in the bedroom!
The merry month of May: the sun is shining and the plants and flowers are blooming beautifully! ! All hail spring! Plants are part of our inner being — not just outdoors, but indoors too. We are seeing this trend in the bedroom once again, too. A natural, very soothing appearance! But are plants in the bedroom as good for you as you think? Without a doubt! Let us explain why.
GO FOR IT.
Basically, just do it! Plants in the bedroom are an excellent idea! People used to think not, as plants cannot photosynthesise at night without sunlight. Meaning they consume oxygen at night rather than produce it. However, research has shown that this oxygen consumption is so low that it has no harmful effects on our health!
BREATHE IN, BREATH OUT!
If you often have the heating on in the bedroom, you might notice the air is very dry. This is where plants come into their own! During the day, plants produce quite a lot of oxygen, which improves the humidity enormously. Your lungs will thank you, as airway irritation is mostly caused by breathing dry air.
NO MORE COUNTING SHEEP.
Not just your airways, but how you sleep at night will improve significantly, too. Thanks to breathing through clearer airways, you will also sleep more soundly the whole night through! There is evidence too that the scent of lavender has a very soothing effect and reduces stress. This might just help if you suffer from insomnia! It even appears that lavender scent makes babies cry less.
To avoid these potential sources of irritation, let us list a few excellent ways you might introduce greenery into your bedroom!
- Aloe Vera: Removes harmful substances from the air, like those given off by paint, for instance.
- White Jasmine: This fragrance has a calming effect, which reduces stress.
- Sanseveria: This plant gives off more oxygen at night than in the day!
- Ivy: Has great decorative potential.
- Lavender: The scent has a soothing effect and helps fight insomnia.