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According to NASA putting one of these five plants in your house improves the air quality and therefore your sleep

May 27, 2019 • By Shirley Marie Bradby

[CORRECTION] In a previous version of the article we had erroneously stated that NASA had done a research study about insomnia. The study was instead done on plants that improve air quality, and this has as a secondary consequence the improvement of sleep quality. In this new version, we have also replaced jasmine and lavender, which were not on the list, with the spider plant and sporophylls.

If you sometimes find it difficult to fall asleep and are looking for a possible non-invasive solution, NASA may have the answer for you. Researchers have found and tested some indoor plants that can help clean the air of germs, bacteria, and harmful substances, resulting in improved breathing and therefore positively influencing sleep quality.

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The benefits of having house plants are many, and among these must certainly be included: 

  • better air quality 
  • reduced stress 
  • fewer symptoms of anxiety 
  • a clean and refreshing smell 
  • relieves headaches 
  • improves one's mood 
  • prevents illnesses and colds 
  • improves brain functions 
  • better sleep quality 

According to studies conducted by NASA, regarding the best plants to keep in our house that efficiently provide the positive effects of cleaning the air and greater mental and physical well-being, the following house plants are the five most recommended.

  • English ivy: According to NASA, this is the house plant with the greatest effectiveness in cleaning the air and the environment. Scientific studies have confirmed that this plant considerably reduces asthma and respiratory problems, often caused by bacteria found in indoor air. 
  • Snake plant: The "snake plant" eats the impure oxygen in the air of our house and cleans it; by doing so this species can help people with respiratory problems, headaches, and eye irritation. 
  • Aloe vera: This plant emits oxygen and the greater quantity of oxygen in the air, promotes better sleep during the night and is a perfect panacea for insomnia!
  • Spider plant: It is particularly effective in removing carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene.
  • Spatafillo: A highly appreciated plant for its delicate flowers, it helps to remove formaldehyde and benzene.

By purchasing one or more of these plants recommended by NASA and placing them inside our rooms we will not only decorate the house but will receive unimaginable benefits for our body and our mind!

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