7 Indoor Plants For A Goodnight’s Sleep
Sleeping peacefully is as important to humans as eating food and drinking water. Lack of sleep or disturbed sleep means deterioration of our productivity level. A prolonged state of sleeplessness may also result in bad health. According to experts, there is nothing better than adding up some greenery in your bedroom to ensure you sleep well. Plants in your bedroom ensure that your room’s air is naturally purified and you breathe fresh. Moreover, plants are known to remove anxiety and stress, exactly what you want when you are in your favourite zone.
MakaaniQ list seven indoor plants that are a must have for your bedroom.
Commonly known as mother-in-law’s tongue, this plant has long thick leaves that do not wither out even in the harshest weather conditions. Watering them once in a week of 10 days could ensure they remain fresh and bright lying in your bedroom. It is also known to absorb polluting toxins such as benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene (TCE), xylene, and toluene.
This plant has various medicinal properties and also is listed as one of the NASA’s top air-improving plants. Aloe vera is an easy to maintain green plant that releases oxygen during the night making the bedroom’s air clean and fresh.
For those who want to add beauty to their room along with purification of air, peace lily is a perfect choice. The plant cleanses air in your room by at least 60 per cent. The moisture released by this plant ups the humidity levels in the room ensuring that all the airborne microbes that could cause allergies die. The leaves of this plant also absorb mould spores which are then used as food for the roots.
This plant is known to kill toxins and allergens by up to 90 per cent in your bedroom. It is especially recommended for those who have dust allergies. It also absorbs unwanted odours from the room to ensure the air is fresh.
This is one of the most recommended indoor plants as it grows well in low light. It is known to remove toxins from your bedroom’s air ensuring you breathe clean air while you snooze away in your comfort zone.
Allergic to pollutants caused by carpeting and furniture? Weeping fig is what you should have in your bedroom. The plant is known to fight pollutants such as formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene.
Jasmine is known to add fresh and fragrant air to your bedroom that helps provide a soothing effect to your body and mind. It is known to reduce anxiety levels, ensuring quality sleep.
When adding plants to your home:
- Make sure these plants are not harmful for either your children or pets.
- Create a mix of air-purifying and sleep inducing plants in your bedroom.
- Make sure you maintain these plants well by cleaning their leaves at least once a week. This would ensure the plants are able to do their job of keeping the air clean and fresh.
- According to the NASA, have a total of 15 and 18 air-purifying plants in an 1,800-sqf home, spread across various bedrooms.