Cathy Isom takes you into the land of counting sheep by telling you about the bedroom plants that can bring sweet dreams. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Keeping plants in your sleeping area isn’t just a great idea for aesthetic reasons. Bedroom plants can actually help you sleep better! If you’re having trouble sleeping, the following plants may help you out.
A study released by NASA revealed the Areca Palm to have the 8th highest removal rate for formaldehyde. This toxin is commonly found in carpets and other indoor furniture. The Peace Lily, Boston Fern, and Dracaena plants are all excellent air purifiers. Spider plants remove carbon monoxide among other impurities from the air, and therefore make a great addition to the household. The aloe plant, is specifically known to clean Benzene (which is found in paint and cleaning chemicals) from the air. Jasmine has a strong scent, and while not everyone likes it, a study posted in Journal of Biological Chemistry noted that its scent can be as calming as valium. If you’re having trouble sleeping, but don’t want to resort to sleeping pills, this might be just what you need!
Famous for its use in aromatherapy, lavender might be just what you need to get a little shut eye when you’re feeling extra stressed. While it’s not a traditional houseplant, you should be able to enjoy its soothing scent if you can satisfy this herb’s near insatiable hunger for light. Generally this requires a sunny, south-facing window. The Philodendron plant can’t clean the air of an entire home, it can help to rid toxins from the air within a hundred foot circumference.
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