Having a plant such as Jasmine in your bedroom can actually increase your quality of sleep. This plant was specifically studied by a Dr. Bryan Raudenbush, at Wheeling Jesuit University where he and his colleagues studied the results of 20 people’s sleeping patterns when exposed to Jasmine, lavender and then unexposed to any plants at all. After 3 nights of observation they were able to conclude that those who were exposed to Jasmine slept more deeply and effectively. Gerbera daisies also give off oxygen at night. Filling a vase in your bedroom with these flowers can thus improve your night’s rest.
2. Peace Lily
Have a history of mould in your home? A peace lily could help clear out the mould from the air. Peace lilies have been known to remove the harmful chemicals trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, acetone and more. Requiring low light, this plant is easy to maintain, but is poisonous to cats and dogs (not so peaceful after all). If you are a smoker or live with one, the peace lily will also help to remove the airborne chemicals from cigarettes.
3. Variegated Snake Plant
Also going by the delightful name of ‘Mother-in-law’s tongue’, this sharp evergreen is as austere as it is easy to please (quite unlike your mother-in-law). Simply situate in partial shade and water every month or so. In return, you’ll benefit from its clean, cool aesthetic and cleaner air too.