Just like humans, plants give off carbon dioxide. During respiration, a process that is almost the opposite of photosynthesis, part of the very carbon dioxide they take in for photosynthesis is returned to the atmosphere. It was believed for quite some time that this could cause carbon dioxide poisoning.
Fortunately, this isn’t the case.
While most plants release carbon dioxide at night — because photosynthesis halts when there is no sunlight — the amount given off isn’t enough to be harmful. Some plants perform a particular type of photosynthesis called Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM), where they exchange gases at night and photosynthesize during the day.
So let’s talk about why it’s good to have plants in your bedroom, when you should avoid them, and some of the best types for bedroom decor.