The bedroom is a place that has its own rules. It helps you to relax after a hard-working day. So, it should be arranged in such a way that your body and mind will be filled with peace. According to many studies, there are several things that you can do to make your bedroom better for a restful sleep. One of the most important factors is the presence of plants.
Research conducted by NASA in the 1960s and subsequent decades on the possible use of plants in spacecraft was aimed at providing astronauts with the best possible air quality. The research results show some interesting conclusions. It turned out that there are many plants that can effectively affect indoor air quality. For example, some plants are very efficient in terms of the amount of oxygen they produce, while others have the ability to absorb harmful substances from the air. Plants that humidify and purify the air are not only hard-to-find species, but also those that many people have in their homes, including dracaena, sansevieria, ivy and fern.
Plants that have a positive effect on health
Some plants affect human health in a more direct way. As you know, there are many plants that have anti-inflammatory, bactericidal or fungicidal properties, improve the functioning of the nervous system or have a relaxing effect. This is not necessarily limited to herbal infusions or other preparations. Essential oils, which are released into the air by living plants, have a health-promoting effect. The presence of many common herbs in the bedroom can significantly reduce the amount of allergens, as well as have a relaxing effect and support a restful sleep. However, it is important to remember that all the plants have their requirements for environmental conditions. Therefore, ensure that your plants receive the right amount of water, light and nutrients.
How else do plants help us?
Many plants have a relaxing and stress-reducing effect solely because of their beautiful appearance or pleasant smell. It is often said that plants with an intense smell should be avoided in the bedroom. In practice, however, the issue is more complex. For example, the presence of lavender, with its very strong aroma, in the bedroom will be unbearable for many people, but others do not mind the smell, and some even love it. In this case, the smell is not everything. Lavender releases large amounts of essential oils that have a calming, relaxing and hypnotic effect, and therefore has great potential to support an effective night’s rest.