What you breathe in while sleeping may determine what you feel when you wake up the following morning. The good news is that we can always do something about our indoor air, and one easy and inexpensive way to go about it is to introduce plants into our sleeping spaces. Here are 5 plants that can purify your nighttime air, and help you sleep better:
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1. Snake Plant
This sword-like plant does much more than just beautifying your sleeping spaces: it gobbles up the carbon dioxide you breathe, and replaces it with oxygen. You'll be sure of cleaner and safer nighttime air, so you can sleep peacefully, waking up the following day revitalized and fresh.
You won't have to worry about its upkeep, since it's easy to care about, and hard to kill. Once the sword-like leaves sprout, you won't have to do anything else apart from supplying them with enough moisture. It also adds to the beauty of your bedroom.
2. The Wizard Plant – Dracaena
If you love the look of tropical vegetation, you will be quite at home with Dracaena. It features long stems with thin spiky leaves, adding to the aesthetics of a clean modern bedroom. It has a reputation as the perfect companion for a smoker's bedroom because NASA includes it on the list of plants that clear toxins from the air. Dracaena loves some light and moisture, so be sure to place it near the window, and supply it with enough moisture.
3. Areca Palm
This plant gives a lush feeling to your bedroom, adding a tropical radiance to your sleeping spaces. Like the Snake Plant, Areca Palm makes it easier for you to breathe while you sleep because it absorbs carbon dioxide from the air and releases pure oxygen for your lungs.
But it doesn't stop there. It gets rid of toxins, such as formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and benzene, emitted by some of your indoor decor, wall paint, and waxes, from the air, meaning you're breathing cleaner and safer air as you sleep.
4. Aloe Vera
You're probably a beneficiary of Aloe Vera's skin relief qualities, and may not be new to its countless healing powers. What you may not know is that the age-old plant can also heal your sleep. It releases oxygen at night, absorbing harmful substances such as benzene and formaldehyde. It needs little care since it's succulent, meaning you won't need to water it every other day. It also adds to the beauty of your sleeping space, so be sure to include it in your beautification program.
5. Peace Lily
This plant features lush green leaves with attractive flowers, but it's much more than a pretty face. It's also easy to care for, requiring watering only once per week. Its contribution to the land of sleep is immense: it increases room humidity by up to 5%, ensuring respiratory diseases stay away from you. But you will need to remember that the lily is poisonous, so keep it out of reach of children and pets.
Introduce these plants to your bedroom or any sleeping space to purify your breathing air, and create the perfect environment for a peaceful and refreshing sleep. Without the right mattress, you may not reap maximum benefits from these oxygen-producing plants, since you need to be comfortable to sleep better. Visit any of our Land of Sleep locations today to find the best mattress for you.