Pollution levels in the planet are on the rise. If you are living in a busy, dense city, you may encounter pollution all day. It wreaks havoc on the skin, hair and most of all, the air you breathe. Pollution isn’t just outside. It’s in the places we call ‘work’ and ‘home’. There’s a reason why everyone is so hooked into greenery: Indoor plants helps to improve mental and physical well-being in ways you almost certainly didn’t even realize.
Ever wonder why you are feeling “can breathe easier”, focus better, and easily in a room filled with nature? The answer is below:
Research proves that indoor plants help to rid the air filled with common toxins and indoor pollutants such as formaldehyde and benzene. In a study conducted found that the bromeliad plant removed more than 80% of six volatile organic compounds (out of 8 studied) in 12 hours
Indoor plants not only add colour and liveliness to your space but also alter the physical aspects of the environment in pleasant ways. Plants are often used to increase the relative humidity of indoors, to reduce noise, to screen unattractive areas, and maintain moderate temperature by shading a bright, sunny window.
Sense of accomplishment
In another study conducted with residents who have disabilities (Assisted living), potted plants and learned the way to look after them at home, their quality of life improved. Researchers say it’s due to the feeling of accomplishment or the companionship people felt with their plants as this will benefit people who feel lonely. Give it a try!
Various studies with both students and workers reveal that studying or working within the presence of plants can have a reasonably dramatic effect like simply being in nature, being around plants improves concentration, memory and improve brain productivity. Also being “under the influence of plants” can enhance memory retention by up to 20%.
A good night sleep
Do you face difficulty in falling asleep or do you often wake up at night? Air-purifying house plants create a far better air climate in your bedroom and generate more oxygen. Also, their beauty and soothing power help to sleep better without a break.