You’ve found the perfect house and now it is time to make it the perfect home! Air quality can play a huge role in the quality of sleep you experience, as well as maintaining your families health. To help you improve air quality in your home we have put together a list of the top five houseplants for better sleep, they also happen to be air purifying power houses!
1. Snake Plant
This is a great plant to add to your bedroom! What makes this plant unique is that it puts out oxygen at a greater rate at night, making this great for people with sleep challenges since studies have shown a link between air quality and sleep quality. Snake plants do really well in low light, making them great for interior bedrooms.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is another plant that releases oxygen and absorbs carbon monoxide at night. It is great for new plant owners because it doesn’t require much maintenance and you get the added benefit of being able to harvest and use fresh aloe vera gel!
It is no secret that lavender has a scent that promotes tranquility. This makes it a great addition to your bedroom, however be sure your bedroom receives bright light during the day. Lavender prefers lots of sun!
Jasmine is another aromatic plant that promotes a tranquil atmosphere. This is a nice alternative if your bedroom doesn’t provide enough sunlight for lavender’s needs. Jasmine can thrive with about 4 hours of sunlight a day!
5. English Ivy
This invasive plant does great in pots. English Ivy is an air purifying powerhouse. It soaks up carcinogens, from second-hand smoke in particular. Research shows it is also particularly effective at removing airborne fecal matter from the home. An excellent bonus if you have indoor pets.