Salt Lamps are more than just an attractive addition to your home decor, they have many health benefits:
They Help You Sleep
Impurities in the air have an impact on the quality of sleep. Positively-charged particles can actually reduce blood and oxygen supply to the brain resulting in irregular sleep patterns. Himalayan pink salt lamps are natural negative ion generators, thus they can help to reverse this problem. Keep one in your bedroom to improve the air quality for a better night’s sleep.
Salt Lamps Cleanse & Deodorize the Air
Probably the most well-known benefit is their power to remove dust, pollen, cigarette smoke, and other contaminants from the air. Himalayan salt lamps purify air by attracting water molecules from the surrounding environment then absorbing those molecules – as well as any foreign particles they may be carrying – into the salt crystal. As the salt lamp warms up from the heat produced by the light bulb inside, that same water then evaporates back into the air and the trapped particles of dust, pollen, smoke, etc remain locked in the salt.
Improve Mood & Concentration
Himalayan pink salt lamps are a great way to naturally enhance your mood or to help you relax and unwind. At the same time, salt lamps are great for improving concentration. This is due to the effect of the negative ions on your body, improving blood and oxygen supply to the brain and other organs, as well as providing a boost of serotonin – the neurotransmitter which makes you feel happy.
Reduce Allergy & Asthma Symptoms
Placing a salt lamp in the rooms where you spend the most time can seriously cut back on allergy symptoms since Himalayan salt lamps remove microscopic particles of dust, pet dander, mold, mildew and the like from the surrounding air. Even people who suffer from asthma should notice a big difference after a week or two.
When the Himalayan salt lamp heats up and begins its removing airborne particles, it also changes the charge of the molecules which are released. The majority of homes are filled with positively charged ions which aren’t particularly good for a person’s health. The positive ions are created by a number of things, but the primary source for most of us is from our electronics. Positive ions in the air make it easier for the cilia (microscopic hairs) which line the trachea to function. This helps keep contaminants out of our lungs. As a Himalayan pink salt lamp absorbs water and particles from the air, it also takes positive ions with them. Then, when the heated salt releases cleansed water vapor back into the air, it also expels negative ions which have the opposite effect on our airways to keep your lungs clear.