Himalayan salt lamps are becoming extremely popular because not only are they beautiful to look at, they also have amazing health benefits. The simple flick of a switch will have you feeling better physically, mentally and emotionally in no time!
1. Your air will be cleaner
The most obvious benefit to having a Himalayan salt lamp is its incredible ability to filter the air in your home, removing dust, cigarette smoke, pollen and other contaminants in the air.
Himalayan salt lamps help filter the air by attracting water molecules and any foreign particles they are carrying, and absorb it.This is known as hygroscopy. When the lamp is turned on, the heat coming from it releases the water back into the air, but keeps all of the absorbed particles trapped inside the lamp.
2. You’ll have reduced allergy symptoms
Since Himalayan salt lamps filter microscopic particles from the air, including pollen, dust, pet dander, mold and mildew, it can really cut out a lot of allergens from the air, making it the perfect home decor addition to any one suffering from allergies.
Also, the cleaner air will help you stay healthier, and get sick less often.
3. You’ll sleep better
Every molecule is made up of atoms, and every atom is made up of three types of particles: protons (positive charge), electrons (negative charge), and neutrons (no charge). Unfortunately, positive ions in the air can make it difficult for you to sleep. That’s because positive ions have a very negative effect on our bodies, yet positive ions are all around us. Himalayan salt lamps, however, release negative ions which will neutralize the positive ions.
Keeping a Himalayan salt lamp in the bedroom can help you sleep by neutralizing the positive ions and improving the air quality. If you need complete darkness to sleep, just turn on the salt lamp for a few hours during the day and then turn it off before going to bed.
4. You’ll breathe easier
It’s also great for people who have asthma or any difficult breathing. In fact, Himalayan pink salt is really good for clearing your airways, and there are even Himalayan pink salt inhalers, which you can buy online.
5. You’ll have more energy
Positive ions are huge energy drainers. Studies have proven that being outside energizes you because there are a lot more negative ions outside. Since Himalayan salt lamps neutralize positive ions and release negative ions, you will feel a lot more energetic at home, too, when you use one.
6. You’ll have fewer headaches
Himalayan salt lamps help enhance your mood, relax you and improve your blood and oxygen supply to your brain and other organs. This not only improves your concentration, but it also helps you de-stress, gives you more energy throughout the day, and you’ll have less headaches!
7. You’ll be happier
By increasing your blood and oxygen flow to your brain, more serotonin will be released and you’ll also be happier.
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