As cacti-lovers and proud pilea parents, we don’t really need an excuse to add another plant to our homes.
But in case you do, Nasa’s here to nudge you into bringing more greenery into your bedroom.
New research from Nasa suggests that sleeping with a pineapple plant (in your bedroom, we mean. You don’t need to snuggle a plant pot in your sleep) can stop you from snoring and help you – and your exhausted bed buddy – get a decent night’s sleep.
This is because pineapple plants produce large amounts of oxygen, thus improving air quality throughout the night.
Better air quality, suggest scientists, means better sleep, which means reduced snoring. Hooray.
As an added bonus, pineapple plants look pretty sweet, made up of long dark green leaves with a miniature inedible pineapple sitting on the top. That pineapple takes around 21 to 24 months to develop, so you’ll need to be patient, but if you put it in a jazzy pot it’ll look pretty while you wait.
Oh, and the good news is that unlike a bunch of other cult plants, it’s not super pricey or tricky to get hold of. Asda’s selling pineapple plants for £12.
Other plants Nasa recommends putting in your bedroom for air purification:
- Aloe vera
- Dwarf date palm
- Weeping fig
- English ivy
- Areca palm
- Boston fern
- Chinese evergreen
- Lady palm
- Peace lily
- Spider plant
Phil Smith, Asda plant buyer, says: ‘Snorts, snuffles and splutters affect a quarter of Brits, so for those 16 million snorers, Asda’s Pineapple Plant could be a dream come true – even more-so for sleep deprived partners.
‘For those lucky enough to sleep through the night without the disturbance of snoring, the plant is a chic addition to the home which is easy to care for and adds a little touch of The Tropics to any room.’
Lovely. If you fancy grabbing a pineapple plant to fix your snoring, improvge your sleep, or for purely decorative reasons, you’ll be able to find them in Asda stores across the UK until January.