While bedroom plants never really went out of style, they’re now one of the most sought-after bedroom decor accessories. The best part? Snoozing close to plants can actually improve sleep quality and make you feel really good.
So you can worry a little less about plant-obsessed millennials who treat their plants like children. But before you head to the nursery on a pursuit to create a luscious green sanctuary and cover every horizontal surface with plants, ask yourself this: What plants are best for sleep?
Not all indoor plants for the bedroom are conducive to better sleep and wellbeing. Through the process of photosynthesis, plants take the carbon dioxide we exhale and convert it into fresh oxygen. Some bedroom plants are better at doing this than others, and more on this later.
Improving sleep quality is something pretty much everyone wants to do.
When most people think about sleeping better, they think about hitting the bed earlier or investing in the best mattress. This is all wildly important, but another significant factor to consider is air quality. This is when plants take center stage.
Because we’re spending up to 80-90% of our time indoors, air pollutants in the home and bedroom are 2-5 times higher than in outdoor environments. Most people are unaware that their homes are inundated with air pollutants.
Recent research suggests good plants for the bedroom act like natural air purifiers, removing toxins that can disrupt breathing. Studies by NASA have found that water emitted by plants creates a pull and suction of contaminants into the root of the plant leading to an 87% reduction in toxins.
Further to this, we now also know that plants help us deal with stress and boost our powers to be happy and positive. All good things, right?
Just wait a few moments before you head to social media looking for bedroom plant ideas to create your own urban jungle.
Like everything in life, too much of a good thing isn’t a good idea. Saturating your bedroom with indoor plants can create an overflow of carbon dioxide.
As we mentioned, plants do release oxygen (which is good). The interesting thing is that plants have their own rest cycles, and when they are resting, they also release volumes of carbon dioxide (which is bad).
For improved sleep quality, invest in a few plants that are known to be champions in purifying the air.
These are some of the best:
What we love about the trend of bedroom plants is it looks good, but also makes people feel good and sleep better, too.
What’s your favorite bedroom plant and why? Share your thoughts in the comments.