All plants help clean the air, but some are more effective in reducing specific contaminants, such as benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene.
One of the biggest interior design trends – Biophilic – is bringing the outside indoors. An ideal way to do this is by bringing plants into your home. Not only do plants look great, but they also have amazing health benefits, and some can even aid your sleep. We look at some of the best bedroom plants that will improve your sleep environment and help you sleep better.
The smell of lavender is recognized everywhere as a great aid for relaxation. Lavender has been proven to lower our heart rate, blood pressure and stress levels, which is why it’s perfect for the bedroom. It’s one of the most renowned plants to help you sleep. Lavender plants like warmth and sunlight, so place yours on a sunny windowsill and water sparingly.
Also known as Snake Plant and Devil’s Tongue is an indoor plant that has gained traction in the last century. Be sure to place this plant in the bedroom to absorb polluting toxins like benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene (TCE), xylene, and toluene. It’s also an easy species to cultivate and its leaves can be used as a holistic remedy for pain relief and skin irritation.
Jasmine plants have small white flowers and are very pretty. They give off a sweet scent that is often used in its essential oil form for relaxation. Jasmine plants are quite easy to keep in a pot and look great in bedrooms. Place yours on the windowsill and water it regularly during flowering periods. You can let the top of the soil dry out slightly during non-flowering periods to avoid overwatering.
4. Peace Lilly
The Peace Lilly is a home plant that will not only help you to sleep, but also filters out toxic substances like benzene, ethyl chloride, and formaldehyde toxins. This plant doesn’t need too much light but should be given distilled water and soluble fertilizers.
5. Aloe Vera
Known around the world for its health properties and its juice, Aloe Vera is a telling plant that can show whether an environment is polluted or not through the brown stains of the leaves.
Beyond its ability to monitor the air, Aloe Vera in the bedroom can help control the air quality, removing particles of formaldehyde, ammonia, xylene, and toluene.
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