Many people hear that plants emit dangerous amounts of carbon dioxide when they are in your bedroom, but this is simply not true. According to a survey conducted by gardeningmentor.com, 93.7% of gardeners keep plants in their bedrooms and believe they are beneficial for sleep. Plants emit much less carbon dioxide than humans do when they respire, so the amounts are certainly not a cause for concern.
With that out of the way, why would we even consider having plants in our bedroom? Well, they have lots of benefits.
1. Nature looks great, and we enjoy being around it
Having great aesthetics is said to relieve stress for some people, and it is well known that lower stress levels help us sleep better. So, even though this isn't technically going to help you sleep better, it does make your bedroom look great, which we personally do benefit from.
2. Air is filtered and purified by them
Scientists found in 1989 that snake plants and aloe vera plants can efficiently filter the air by releasing oxgyen, which eliminates household toxins. This topic is still being debated, and we won't be discussing it here, but you can read NASA's report on it. Be cautious not to keep toxic plants inside the house and check any plant before bringing it in.
3. Odors are eliminated by them
The scent of some plants is more powerful than others, so by using a plant such as lavender, we can be able to get off smells that can help us get to sleep and it won't run out like a diffuser would do.
5. Keeping mosquitoes at bay
We all know the dreaded feeling when we wake up and realise that a mosquito has been sharing the bed with you and left a trail of destruction on your legs for you to scratch away all day with. We know that we have mosquitoes in Australia, so we should check out plants like Lavender and Rosemary.
Here's a list of plants that are great to use in your bedroom:
- Peace Lily
- Lady Palm
- Snake Plant
- Rubber Plant
- Areca Palm
- English Ivy
- Boston Fern
- Chinese Evergreen
- Spider Plant