Houseplants are good for your health and not just for their visual beauty. By introducing certain plants into your home, you will start to notice improvements in your overall well-being. Social Diary Magazine gathered some benefits of house plants for you
Plants improve your mood
Plants in your home reduces stress. Being able to see the greenery of plants around you has a calming effect, lowering blood pressure and consequently making you feel more relaxed and ultimately, happier. Plants help to combat depression as well. They ensure a better state of mind, providing positive energy and an augmented sense of happiness.
Plants help you focus
Cleaner air, a better state of mind and a healthier environment. The knock-on effect of this greener living space is plants’ ability to improve concentration and focus, particularly important if your home is also your workspace. The mere presence of plants near your work space can help your attention space, particularly when studying or working from home. Simply having a natural, green backdrop in your working environment has been found to have a restorative effect. Your “attention muscles” can recharge, helping you stay more alert and fending off tiredness.
Plants make your environment comfy
Not only do indoor plants add color and liveliness to your space, but they also change physical aspects of the environment in pleasant ways. Plants can be used to increase the relative humidity indoors, reduce noise, screen unattractive areas, and moderate room temperature by shading a bright, sunny window. Before you fill a space with furniture and accessories, take some time to think about how you want to feel in that room and how plants might help you achieve that vibe.
Plants assist in breathing
Inhaling brings oxygen into the body, exhaling releases carbon dioxide. During photosynthesis, plants do the opposite, of sorts: They absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, making plants and people great partners when it comes to gasses. Plants help to increase oxygen levels, and our bodies appreciate that.
Plants give you a good night sleep
Getting the recommended seven to eight hours sleep per night can be difficult, especially when our minds are busy thinking about what happened during the day and everything we need to do tomorrow. Studies have shown that the vapour from some plants, specifically lavender and jasmine can lead to a more restful sleep. Keep a lavender or jasmine plant by your bed. The smell from these plants induces a state of tranquility that will help you prepare for a good night’s sleep.