NASA Clean Air Study
A breath of fresh air
In the late '80s, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America studied houseplants as a way to purify the air in space facilities.
They found several plants that filter out common volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Lucky for us, the plants can also help clean indoor air on Earth, which is typically far more polluted than outdoor air.
Other studies have since been published in the Journal of American Society of Horticultural Science, further proving the science.
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With stress and anxiety causing half of all insomnia issues, it’s a good idea to fill your home and bedroom with a variety of plants that have a calming effect. After all, studies clearly show that spending time in nature reduces stress levels, so why not simply bring nature indoors?
In addition, poor air quality from pollution, odours and moulds can impact our breathing, thus making a good night’s sleep seem next to impossible. The good news is there are a variety of plants that can purify the air while you sleep – in fact NASA did a whole study on it!