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Keep A Snake Plant In Your Room For A Better Night's Sleep

Nov 29, 2021 ByRebecca Rodriguez

House plants are a great addition to any home and serve as a great house decor while also providing health benefits. With this being said, there are some plants that are best to not keep in your bedroom and some that are. Plants absorb water and sunshine and convert them into food and oxygen through photosynthesis. Because there is no natural sunlight during the nighttime, most plants are unable to create oxygen and produce carbon dioxide instead. When we sleep near these types of plants, they end up competing with us for air. 

Snake plants have a rare photosynthesis process that allows them to produce oxygen and intake CO2 after sundown. As a result, they recycle the air you breathe out from respiration into a fresh supply of oxygen, giving you ultimate relaxation. Along with adding oxygen to the air, Snake plants also add moisture, lessening the impact of airborne allergens. 

Asian woman Gardener Spraying of water on the plant in the garden at home

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The plant not only has the capability to help with allergies at night, but it is also one of the most recommended plants for removing indoor air pollutants. Snake plants have bold green leaves with more leaf surface area than most house plants, making them the best at absorbing toxins. In fact, this perk is what makes the Snake Plant so popular. In 1989 MASA conducted a study on air purity in space stations and found the Snake Plant to be one of the top reducers of toxic chemicals. Since then, people have not only looked at it as a stylish plant used as the house decor, but also for its medical purposes.

The plant itself does not require constant attention to live a long life. Snake plants can survive in many temperatures and in any area of the house no matter their access to sunlight. In short, the Snake plant is a low-maintenance natural oxygen machine and air purifier that gives any bedroom a green, lively look.