Best 10 Bedroom Plants for better sleep
Recent studies highlight exciting facts!
Recent scientific studies highlight to have plants in the bedroom to improve quality of sleep, a lot of folk face insomnia primarily caused by poor life style, stress, anxiety, bad air quality, odors, molds etc, altogether these make good night’s sleep seem next to impossible. Natural way to overcome it at some extent is filling the home with beautiful indoor plants, not only these plants add natural elegance but help to clean indoor air, bring vitality and reduce stress. Several study reports show spending time in nature reduces stress and fills with positive energy.
Some people worry that plants in the bedroom can be harmful as they release carbon dioxide at night and absorb oxygen, well, study reports suggest they absorb very little amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide they release is too less to be harmful to humans, on the contrary plants help sleep better, feel better, live better, do better as well as remove indoor air pollutants, chemicals, suppress airborne germs, release water vapor and a plenty more …
Half of the sleeping disorders are caused by mental stress which automatically cured in the presence of nature, in modern times creating natural environment indoors can prove a blessing in disguise. Nature has tremendous diversity, there are several thousand plants which can live without proper sun light and ventilation indoors. Lets have a look to the list of best 10 bedroom plants for better sleep based on their effectiveness in improving air quality and better adaptability to indoor environment conditions:
Aloevera with botanical name aloe barbadensis mill is a species of genus aloe in the plants family asphodelaceae, native to Arabian Peninsula. It one of the most amazing plants which is beneficial for a multitude of problems, it produces oxygen at night, its been used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes from pre historic period. As per NASA study report, plant is effective in cleaning benzene and formaldehyde from indoor air. Egyptians call it ‘plant of immortality’ and it is, in terms of maintenance it is one of the hardiest, easy care, drought tolerant and shade loving plants.
2. Peace Lily
Native to tropical Americas, Peace Lily is categorized under the plants family Araceae with scientific name Spathiphyllum, in Feng Shui it is considered as a fortune plant. Spathiphyllum is the super plant in terms of purifying the air, NASA Clean Air Study found that spathiphyllum cleans all types of environmental contaminants including benzene and formaldehyde. It lives best in shade and needs little bright light to thrive, and is watered approximately once a week.
Aglaonema is a popular indoor plant comes from arum plants family araceae, native to South Asia. Aglaonema have several hundred hybrid species with different grow habits, most of them are prone to extreme winters, except few like Agalonema Snow White. Agalonema is effective air purifier plant, it was part of NASA clean air study and found effective in removing indoor air pollutants such as benzene and formaldehyde. Aglaonema Snow White is one of the hardiest, easy care, low maintenance and shade loving houseplants.
4. Snake Plant
Snake plant’s scientific name is sansevieria categorized under the asparagaceae plants family, native to southern Asia. In recent times its popularity has increased a lot contributing to its benefits proved in improving indoor air quality, it is one of the most effective plants which removes benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene from the air and releases oxygen even during the night time. Snake plant is one of the hardiest houseplants as it does not require bright or sun light, frequent watering, it has fatty leaves like succulents which store water and help it survive even in deserts for a longer time.
5. Pachira Aquatica
Money Tree (Pachira Aquatica) is very effective in improving indoor air quality by sucking the smoke specially tobacco smoke. It is native to Central and South America, it is known by the common names like Money Tree, Malabar Chestnut, French Peanut, Guiana Chestnut, Provision tree, Saba Nut, Monguba, Pumpo etc. It is one of the most favorite houseplants not only because of its adaptability to diverse weather conditions but story of its origin too, a poor farmer from Taiwan prayed for money and found this “odd” plant on his his way to home, he took it as an omen and made money by selling plants grown from its seeds, soon after he became very rich by trading its plants.
6. Draceana Compacta
Draceana Compacta is hardy, drought tolerant, low maintenance, air purifier and good luck bringer houseplant, it does not require to be fed or watered frequently and does exceedingly well in low light indoor environment. Genus dracaenas have several wonderful, elegant, adaptable and popular houseplants including lucky bamboo and songs of India. Dracaena plants are attractive, varied, tough, drought tolerant and hard to kill with colorful foliage. Dracaenas are air purifier which clean benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and other airborne pollutants.
7. Philodendron Golden
Philodendron Golden is hardy, drought tolerant and a low maintenance air purifier houseplant which does not require to be fed or watered frequently and does exceedingly well in low light indoor conditions. It has beautiful leaves with different shapes and shades, capable to clean several types of air borne pollutants. It is a air purifier plant which removes formaldehyde from the indoor air.
8. Spider Plant
Chlorophytum comosum is a flowering perennial herb which falls in asparagaceae plants family, native to southern Africa. It is popular houseplant commonly known as spider plant. It is hardy, easy to care, requires less frequent watering, once in couple of months when it is placed in temperature between 15 -22 degree celsius. Spider plant was part of NASA study and found effective in cleaning formaldehyde, xylene and toluene. It improves indoor air quality and reduces stress, a report published by the university’s Cooperative Extension Service cited spider plant as one of the top varieties for removing VOCs and other pollutants from indoor air.
9. Golden Pathos
Epipremnum aureum is popularly known as golden pathos or money plant, it a species of plant family araceae, native to French Polynesia. Money plant is a popular houseplant found every here and there, plant is hardy, low light tolerant and easy care, it can survive adverse weather conditions except the winters, in temperature lower than 10 degree celsius it goes dormant but never dies. Golden pathos were noted by NASA researchers as a top air cleaner plant, its shiny heart-shaped leaves removed up to 73 percent of VOCs and other pollutants from sealed chambers.
Gerbera (gerbera jamesonii) is one of the most popular flowering plants with diverse colored shining flowers, it is hardy to adverse weather conditions and suits to grow in filtered bright light. Gerbera releases oxygen at night and it is effective in cleaning benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene from the indoor air, additionally it can help relieve in breathing disorders or apnea. It is one of the hardiest, low maintenance, easy care houseplants which does not require sun light to bloom, it does well with indoors filtered bright light conditions.
Plants for Sunny Window Bedroom
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Jasmine is a genus of extremely fragrant flowering shrubs and vines in the olive family oleaceae native to warm temperate regions of Eurasia, Australasia and Oceania. If the bedroom gets sun light for few hours, there is nothing better than to have Jasmine plant blooming there. Jasmine has a number of benefits attached with it fragrance:
Reduces sleep movements
Promotes restful sleep
Increases mental performance
Wheeling Jesuit University study report concludes – “When the effects of the jasmine odor were compared to the effects of the lavender odor and the non-odor control condition, the dispensing of jasmine led to greater sleep efficiency and reduced sleep movement.”
Gardenia is a genus of flowering plants in the family, rubiaceae, native to the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia. If the bedroom gets sun light for few hours, there is nothing better than coupling Jasmine and Gardenia plants to bloom. Gardenia has a number of benefits attached with it fragrance too:
Improves sleep quality
Reduces anxiety and promotes sleep
Increases relaxation with therapeutic properties
Heinrich Heine University study report highlights, gardenia as effective as valium in relaxing the brain and the body.
English Ivy, Areca Palm, Raphis Palm and Bamboo Palm can be others in the list, we have not included to top 10 list because of their survival and growth related reasons.
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