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Can Snake Plants help me sleep better?

Updated: Oct 11, 2021

Many have this idea that having plants in the bedroom may Increase the CO2 level. That is almost correct. Plants release oxygen during the day in the presence of natural light through the process called Photosynthesis. While at night, the plants uptake oxygen and release carbon dioxide, which is called Respiration. However, some plants have the power to take in carbon dioxide during the night as well. It is because of their ability to perform a type of photosynthesis called Crassulacean Acid Metabolism or CAM for short. To have this type of Super Plant at home means, to improve the air quality in your living spaces during the day and into the night.

The Snake Plant is one of the plants which falls in this category. Apart from making one relax and sleep better, it can also be beneficial in a few different ways. Apart from reducing CO2, it can also purify the air by filtering out cancer-causing pollutants, including benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene. These harmful toxins may be produced unknowingly through ones cooking, cosmetics, smoking and painting. Just knowing this fact can already make one be less worried. Did I mention that all this happens even when you sleep at night?

Buying an air purifier may be a method that most people use to remove the toxins in their homes, however, due to its cost, not everybody can afford a unit for every room. The Snake Plant must still be considered since it can also help in reducing allergy aggravation and one cannot have too many of these gorgeous plants. If you do have multiple air purifiers in you homes, have a Snake Plant work closely with the air purifiers to get the optimal indoor air quality.

Another benefit of having Snake Plants in your homes is that the Snake Plants are very low maintenance. It only requires low light to thrive and as a succulent very little watering.

Since it only requires a low lighting environment, it can be placed in almost any corner of the house to increase its aesthetics. You can even treat the Snake Plant as just another furniture in a corner. Just remember to wipe its leaves once in a while or when you are cleaning your house to help it photosynthesize better.

Air quality is an important factor everybody must consider to improve their overall well being. The most effective way is for every house owner to include these fantastic Snake Plants in their homes. Not only for one's self, but for the whole family.


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