The Benefits of Houseplants

It’s no secret that having plants around the house can make a room look even more beautiful, but did you know that having them in your home can also offer some incredible health benefits?

Release oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide

Since humans release carbon dioxide and absorb oxygen, plants help to purify the air around us and actually can make it easier for us to breathe. Not only that, but having more oxygen in the air around us also helps reduce fatigue and increase productivity.

Improve sleep

Plants by nature have a soothing effect, making us feel more relaxed. Having plants in your bedroom can also help you get a better night’s rest. Since plants release a majority of the water that they take in, they generously humidify the air around you so that you can get some rest even on a night when the air is drier than usual.

Lower your risk of getting sick

Plants can help filter out dust and other airborne particles that you would normally inhale. Studies have shown that houseplants can help reduce dust by 20%, helping you keep those sneezes at bay.

Do you have plants in your home? If not, there’s no time like the present to head over to your local greenhouse or nursery!