Plants are awesome and we all love them, right? It has been said that trees and plants are the lungs of the earth. Through a process called photosynthesis, the plants produce oxygen – without which we would only have minutes to live. And if that doesn’t get your attention, houseplants improve the quality of the air in our homes and offices by filtering out chemical toxins, bio effluents [released when we breathe], airborne microbes [such as mold spores], and they offset low humidity by adding much needed moisture to the air.
How this works – well, together these factors affect the quality of the air that we breathe in our living and work areas. But, ladies and gentlemen, did you know that there are plants which can release oxygen even at night time? Well yes, and this means that you should definitely get one of these plants in your bedroom. Most plants largely uptake carbon dioxide and release oxygen during the day (photosynthesis) and uptake oxygen and release carbon dioxide during the night (respiration). Some plants can uptake carbon dioxide during the night as well because of their ability to perform a type of photosynthesis called Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM). (1)
We all know that many people suffer from sleep deficiency and have sleeping problems every day. These sleeping problems can cause some bad side effects for them in some time. If you suffer from sleeping problem, then you’ve tried different solutions as well, such as: better mattress, sleeping teas and other natural remedies, medications or relaxation techniques. But, if you haven’t found the best solution, then you are in the right place. In this post we are going to show you the best way to improve your sleep, in all natural way. As we said, in this article we will discuss the benefits and the need for quality plants in our bedrooms where we spend a good amount of time each day.
3 Plants That Generate Oxygen Even at Night – Get One for Your Bedroom
- Snake plants
As we mentioned before, this amazing plant is one of those unique plants because of its extraordinary ability to convert CO2 during the daytime to oxygen at night. The experts say that in order to get the full benefit you would need to have several good size plants in your bedroom per person. The snake plant also removes formaldehyde from the air which is emitted in the home environment. Formaldehyde, the most commonly found toxin in indoor air, is released by drapes, plywood, tobacco smoke, furniture, adhesives, ceiling tiles, fabrics, facial tissues, floor coverings, paints, stain varnishes, upholstery, and well, the list goes on. (2)
- Spider plant
The experts say that the Spider Plant is also a champion cleanser of air. The NASA tests showed it to remove around 90% of the potentially cancer-causing chemical formaldehyde from the air. And we all know that this harmful ingredient is found in common household products like adhesives, grout and fillers, which means that it’s always a good idea to keep one of these plants around. In addition to cleansing the air, it will also absorb odors and fumes as well as sustaining oxygen levels in the room, promoting better sleep. (3)
- Peepal tree
As we mentioned before, plants uptake Carbon dioxide and release oxygen during the day (photosynthesis) and uptake oxygen and release Carbon dioxide during the night (respiration). Some plants such as Ficus religiosa (Peepal tree) can uptake Carbon dioxide during the night as well because of their ability to perform a type of photosynthesis called Crassulacean Acid Metabolism. (4) Ficus religiosa, commonly called bo tree, Bodhi tree, peepul and sacred fig, is native to Southeast Asia, southwest China, India and the Himalayan foothills. This tree is sometimes grown in frost-free areas as an ornamental shade tree. It may be grown in the St. Louis area as a container plant. (5).