If for many years they told you not to sleep in environments with plants because you were going to run out of oxygen, we will tell you what is myth and what is true about this ancient mystery.
Surely you have ever heard that sleeping with plants in the bedroom is bad because they steal our oxygen.
And in that belief there is some truth, since at night the plants breathe oxygen and release carbon dioxide.
During the day the opposite occurs: plants take advantage of sunlight, breathe carbon dioxide and produce oxygen, it is the process known as photosynthesis.
So is it true that plants consume oxygen at night? Is it harmful to have them in the bedroom?
It is simply an urban myth.
Although it is true that plants consume oxygen at night, there is no need to be alarmed.
The amount of oxygen that a plant needs to breathe is much less than that needed by a person, insignificant in relative terms and can in no way be harmful to health .
To breathe, plants do not need even 0.1% of the oxygen that can be in a room. Instead, a person consumes on average between 2 and 3% of the oxygen in the environment.
Plants that promote rest
There are species that are special for the bedroom because they can help you have a quality rest since their aroma facilitates relaxation.
Lavender is one of them: a pot with a lavender plant in your room can perfume and invite you to rest.
Chamomile also invites you to rest, you can try cutting some flowers and putting them in water on your bedside table. Among many of its benefits, chamomile has the power to relax the nervous system and therefore help you fall asleep.
The classic pothos is also a species that can be kept in the bedroom. The characteristic that makes it suitable is not its perfume but its ability to purify the air : in addition to cleaning the air in your room, the powerful potus is capable of removing some toxins .