It's time to say goodbye to the old wives' tale that says houseplants and bedrooms don't mix. It was once common folklore that houseplants shouldn’t be kept in the bedroom in fear that they will use up all the oxygen in the room as you sleep! Good news though, studies have shown that while some houseplants do use oxygen at night, it is in such minute volumes that there is definitely no cause for concern, in fact, there are actually many benefits to keeping houseplants in the bedroom.
Scientists discovered that interacting with plants can do wonders for your slumber: they'll chill out those stress hormones, send you snoozing faster, and keep you sleeping soundly with fewer micro-awakenings. Result: a blissful slumber that'll have you waking up feeling like a brand new person. How? Plants can help you sleep more soundly by changing the environment of the bedroom so it's more condusive to sleep...
Houseplants naturally release moisture into the atmosphere as they perspire, helping to raise humidity levels. Higher humidity is great for preventing congestion and stopping the drying of the throat and skin.
Cleaning the Air
NASA performed a study on houseplants and their air-purifying qualities and found that some houseplants actually remove harmful toxins, such as formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, xylene and ammonia out of the air, making it cleaner and greener for us to breathe. No more excuses for snoring, it's time to breathe and snooze peacefully.
Healthier State of Mind
Some studies have found that houseplants release negative ions that trigger the release of serotonin, which is known to relieve stress and anxiety. So, not only will you sleep better, but you'll wake up happier too!
Setting the Mood
The addition of houseplants to your bedroom can help create a calming and relaxing atmosphere, making it easier to drift off into slumberland. This promotes a deeper sleep, increasing productivity and general wellbeing.
Some studies have found that plants can also improve acoustics in a room, reducing noise pollution and promoting better sleep. So, say goodbye to noisy neighbours and hello to peaceful plant whispers.
Whether you are wanting to increase that all important quality of sleep, or just decorate the bedroom with some fresh foliage, our collection of bedroom houseplants is suitable for all sleep spaces, large or small.
So, go ahead and add some green to your bedside table and enjoy the numerous benefits of sleeping with plants. They're the snooze-worthy solution for sweeter dreams!