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  1. Contrary to popular belief that plants give out nitrogen during nighttime and should be kept out of bedrooms at night, it has now been proved that keeping plants inside the house has some great health benefits, particularly their ability to help you sleep. This is of course, in addition to their aesthetic value that makes interiors look so much better. The following plants are known for their therapeutic properties and may safely be kept indoors. Jasmine: Jasmine flowers are small, white and very pretty. Their sweet scent and plant extracts are often used to manufacture essential oils that aid relaxation. Jasmine reduces anxiety levels and works wonders for insomnia by improving sleep quality. They can be easily grown in pots and place on bedroom windowsills. Regular watering during its flowering periods is good enough maintenance. Snake Plant: Also called Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, the Snake plant purifies the natural air. It emits oxygen at nighttime and improves air purity and circulation, enabling you to sleep deeply. It also eliminates harmful air chemicals like trichloroethylene, xylene, benzene, toluene, and formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is generally found in hairsprays and may cause respiratory trouble. Thus, this is a useful plant to keep in your bedroom. Lavender: Lavender scent is officially accepted and acknowledged as a great relaxation aid. It cures headaches, lowers heart rate, stress levels, and blood pressure, making it perfect for keeping in the bedroom. Extensive research has shown that Lavender oil calms down irritable and cranky babies and induces deeper sleep in them. Similarly, sniffing lavender oil cures headaches and is widely used in aromatherapy. The Lavender plant enjoys sunlight and warmth, so place it on a windowsill that receives ample sunlight. Water sparingly. Peace Lily: As the name suggests, the Peace Lily brings about atmospheric peace by cleaning the air, according to NASA. Moreover, it increases room humidity by up to 5%, which is great for breathing as you are asleep. Thus, it works as an antidote for low humidity, which causes dry skin & hair, static electricity, increases chances of colds and other respiratory illnesses and allows viruses to thrive. These plants come with beautiful white flowers, needing a little light. A weekly watering is enough. Aloe Vera: NASA calls it one of the topmost air improving plants. This plant has some magical and multiple medicinal qualities and may be kept in any home. An oxygen producer at night, the Aloe Vera improves the bedroom’s air quality. Succulent by nature, it maintains substantial moisture within its thick leaves and requires minimal watering. The gel extracted from its leaves has antiseptic properties and is used widely to treat minor cuts, burns, insect bites and to moisturize dry skin. Ample sunlight keeps it healthy. The ancient Egyptians called Aloe Vera the ‘immortal plant’ as it reproduces easily and you can soon have an Aloe plant for all rooms in your house. Gift it to your family members and friends! A must have in the house.
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