The Benefits of Plants in The Bedroom
Having plants in your house is good for so many reasons, there are many proven mental and physical health benefits.
- Plants in your house help to improve mood, they create a sense of peace and positivity, which in turn has an impact on your ability to focus.
- Improved productivity results from an uplifted mood
- Plants also work to improve your immune system, helping to defend you from seasonal coughs and colds and all sorts of illnesses. Plants spread positive airborne chemicals that support your immune system and help fight stress
- Plants improve air quality by extracting and filtering out pollutants that you’d otherwise breathe in, they also rebalance humidity by releasing moisture into the atmosphere as well as oxygen
The above reasons speak generally to the health benefits of having plants in your house. But the same benefits hold true for having them in your bedroom too. Sleep better with an improved and relaxed mood. Sleep better with improved air quality.
All you have to do is make sure to pick the most suitable type of plants, and be sure to water them regularly. That doesn’t sound too hard now does it.
Best Plants For Your Bedroom
- Lavender – perhaps not the first plant to spring to mind when you think of indoor plants, lavender is a plant that can grow indoors with the right care and attention. It needs lots of light, lots of water and pruning. Lavender is known for its relaxing and sleep promoting properties.
- Ivy – a plant we’re all familiar with and needs little introduction. Ivy has strong air purifying qualities so it’s a great option for bedroom settings. It’s a very common houseplant, it’s quite hardy and thrives in medium light, staying green year round. Herbalists use it to treat common respiratory issues such as asthma and bronchitis.
- Aloe Vera – each to their own, but some would say Aloe Vera is perhaps not the most attractive looking of plants, but it is a great low-maintenance option. Like Ivy, it has impressive air purifying qualities.
- Boston Fern – liking it cool and moist, the Boston Fern is another low-maintenance choice. Native to Africa and the Americas, it is one of the best air purifying plants there is. For that reason alone it deserves to be top of your consideration list.
- Peace Lily – definitely one of the best looking plants we’ve included, the Peace Lily is easy to care for and flowers beautifully. Like many of the other plants we’ve included, the Peace Lily has excellent air purifying qualities.
- Gardenia – for our last plant, we’ve opted for something a little bit different, a little more exotic. The Gardenia is a beautifully scented flowering plant. It requires a bit more maintenance than some of the other plants mentioned, but you get back what you put in. The Gardenia is said to have a profound mood-enhancing effect.
The Case Against Plants In The Bedroom
The case against having plants in your bedroom is wafer thin. Many people believe that having plants in your bedroom is bad for you, as they emit carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is a colourless odourless gas, that can be harmful to people, but only at high concentrations. Plants, on the other hand, produce carbon dioxide at relatively low levels. So we discount this as a reason for not having plants in your bedroom. That’s literally all the anti-camp have to offer, so clearly the health benefits of having plants in your bedroom far outweigh any negatives. Look after them, and they’ll look after you!