Slept well!

All about the topic: sus­tainable sleep 04/21

House­plants in the bedroom

House­plants have been used as deco­ra­tion in our flats and houses for a long time – they create cosi­ness and are aes­the­tic. But should they also be pla­ced in our bedrooms?

Plants con­vert car­bon dioxide (CO2) into oxy­gen through pho­to­syn­the­sis, can reduce the con­cen­tra­tion of harm­ful gases in the room and incre­ase the level of germ-free humi­dity. Toxic gases can enter the home for example through plastic or deter­gents. Most plants can only con­vert CO2 to oxy­gen during the day and emit a small amount of CO2 at night. Howe­ver, there

are also some plants that do not need day­light for this pro­cess. These include, for example, aloe vera or bow­st­ring hemp, which are the­re­fore par­ti­cu­larly sui­ta­ble for the bedroom.

Accord­ing to NASA’s “Clean Air” study, one house­plant per 9m2 is recom­men­ded, i.e. about 1 to 2 plants per room. In their expe­ri­ment, the plants were in a tightly clo­sed room, which is the rea­son why the results can­not be app­lied 1:1 to one’s own home.

There are also some plants that are not sui­ta­ble for the bedroom – fra­grant plants can cause hea­da­ches. You should also check befo­re­hand whe­ther you have any all­er­gies. Rest­ful sleep is not pos­si­ble with hea­da­ches or all­er­gic reactions.

If you already have a pro­blem with humi­dity in your flat, do not keep too many plants so that the pro­blem is not aggra­va­ted. Gene­rally spea­king, it is important to regu­larly ven­ti­late the bedroom. If there are plants in the bedroom, it is even more important. In this way, mould can be avoided and fresh air can be brought in from outside.

We con­clude that plants can beau­tify the bedroom and improve our sleep through bet­ter air. Howe­ver, there should not be too many plants and it is bet­ter to use only those for the slee­ping area that also give off oxy­gen at night. Plants in the bedroom are good but not necessary for several reasons.

Sleep well!