The Benefits of Himalayan Salt lampsDemi Bolk
Himalayan salt lamps are decorative lamps you can buy for your home, they are carved out of pink Himalayan salt and may even have some health benefits. There are many claims that salt lamps can clean the air in your home, soothe allergies, boost your mood and help you sleep.
These lamps are popular for their calming ambience, many people like the look and feel of them. The lamps are created from pink salt from near the Himalayan Mountain range. They are hollowed out, lit from the inside with a bulb, and emit an orange/pink glow.
Improve air quality
Salt lamps are often claimed to improve the air quality of your home. They are advertised as being beneficial for people with allergies or asthma. The claim is that they are good for people with respiratory conditions may be partly based on the ancient practice of halotherapy. In this therapy people with chronic respiratory conditions are said to have spent time in salt caves and benefitted due to the salt in the air.
Boost your mood
People argue that the warm glow from the salt lamp provides a relaxing and calming atmosphere which in turn promotes tranquility and improves mental health. Salt lamps release negative ions into the air which improve levels of serotonin, a chemical in the brain that controls mood regulation.
They help you sleep
It’s possible that using the dim light from a Himalayan salt lamp may help promote sleepiness toward the end of the day if you use it to replace bright electric lights. This is because a bright light before bed can delay production of the sleep hormone melatonin.
There’s little evidence to back up the claims about improved air quality, increased respiratory health and better mood and sleep. So if you’re looking for these health benefits, you might want to hold off on purchasing a salt lamp for every room of your house. However, there’s no harm in these lamps if you like the look, feel and style of them. There is also many other Himalayan salt products that you can get to accent your home.