Indoor toxins affect our health much more than we know, and they increase the intake of allergies, asthma, inflammation, respiratory issues, and even cancer.
Yet, despite making our shelves look brighter, houseplants can do much more for the entire household, as they are potent multi-taskers. They improve mood, boost creativity, lower stress levels, increase productivity, bring tranquility, maintain indoor humidity levels, produce oxygen, and naturally filter air pollutants.
They actually enhance the quality of indoor air, and dry indoor air causes a host of ailments like respiratory problems, sore throats, colds, and even breakouts.
Indoor plants help to maintain and boost humidity levels by emitting water vapor during transpiration, and at the same time, they also produce negative ions, similar to many fancy air-purifying machines.
The negative ions attach themselves to, and effectively filter, any particles in the air like dust, mold spores, bacteria, and allergens. Studies have also shown that the presence of negative ions increases psychological health, productivity, and overall well-being.
There are even some house plants that naturally filter indoor air pollutants such as toluene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and benzene.
Plants keep the planet viable for human life, and while some of them are extremely beneficial when grown in the kitchen and main living spaces, the following ones are wonderfully suited for the bedroom, where they could work some magic in the sleep department.
These are the best houseplants you can grow in your bedroom:
— Aloe Vera is also called “the plant of immortality”, and despite the countless medicinal properties, it cleanses the air and boosts oxygen levels
— Jasmine releases a pleasant scent that improves sleep, increases alertness, and treats depression and anxiety
— Lavender is another plant that can help you lower stress and anxiety. It calms babies, slows the heart rate, and boosts sleep quality
— Snake plant is an effective way to naturally ease eye irritations, respiratory problems, and headaches, and to boost your energy levels
— Rosemary boosts memory and drastically enhances the air quality in the room
— English ivy has been found to reduce airborne mold by 94% and is highly beneficial in the case of lung irritations and allergies
Therefore, grow some of these plants in your bedroom, and you will drastically improve your health!