A Himalayan salt lamp is a great addition to any room, they are a natural glowing source of pure air, not to mention to wealth of health benefits the provide.
Himalayan salt lamps work by positively effecting the sometimes unbalanced electrons that are present in every atom in our body. Due to the nature of the atom, and its components the proton, neutron and electron, sometimes electrons are knocked out of ‘orbit’ which leaves behind a positively charged ion.
Due to different molecular structures, certain atoms in the universe are more likely to lose electrons than others. Himalayan salt lamps work by affecting the sub-atomic structure of the room they are in in a positive way. Here are the top 10 reasons to introduce one into your home:
1. Purifies the air
The main positive of having a Himalayan salt lamp in your home has to be the amazing air cleansing and deodorizing property that it provides.
Himalayan pink salt lamps purify air through the power of hygroscopy, which means the salt in the lamp attracts water molecules towards it, and in turn it takes with it other impurities in the air such as dust, smoke, and pollen and locks it inside the salt.
2. Good for allergy and asthma sufferers
HPS lamps remove microscopic particles of dust, pet dander, mold, mildew and pollen from the air, having a HPS in the room where you spend the most time can dramatically decrease the symptoms of severe allergies. HPS Inhalers even exist for asthma suffers.
3. Eases Coughing
Our homes are unknowingly filled with positively charged ions which aren’t very good for your health. These positive ions can come from anywhere but mostly for us they come from electronic devices we have in the home.
A negative effect of breathing in too many ions is that the microscopic hairs which line the trachea become affected, and they don’t do as well at keeping dust particles out as they should do. The Himalayan pink salt lamp also takes positive ions from the air with it so it decreases this negative effect on your windpipe and eases coughing.
Feeling sluggish affects us all from time to time, and there are certain things we can do to invigorate ourselves. Taking a shower in the morning or driving through the countryside with the window open are two things which we can say are certainly invigorating, and it’s no coincidence that these things are activities that expose us to lots of negative ions. On a smaller scale the HPS lamp mimics these situations to stimulate the atoms in you body, making you feel more awake.
5. Neutralizes Electromagnetic Radiation
Himalayan salt lamps reduce the amount of electromagnetic radiation (EM) that radiates from all of the electronics we have in our homes such as televisions, laptops, cell phones and many more. The draw of the HPS lamp means the air is freed of EM, of which the long term negative effects we don’t even know yet.
6. More restful sleep
Sleep is important to us all and having a bad nights sleep can often ruin the next day. It has been proven that too many positively-charged particles can reduce blood and oxygen supply to the brain, resulting in a disrupted sleep. Himalayan pink salt lamps are natural negative ion generators,and so they work to reverse this problem. Place one in your bedroom, turn it on during the day and then off at night as the glow from the lamp may disturb your sleep and within a week or 2 you will reap the benefits.
7. Better concentration and mood
Himalayan pink salt lamps have been shown to naturally enhance your mood by helping you relax and unwind. Because of the increased blood and oxygen flow to the brain, you will find it easier to relax, and also easier to concentrate due to the better quality of the air that is supplying your body.
8. Works against Seasonal Affective Disorder
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects many people when the days become shorter and there is less light during the day, which results in a drop in mood and even depression. The gentle glow of the Himalayan salt lamp will ease the sufferer into a gentle wake in the morning rather than the harsh light of a mains fitting, or worse, no light outside at all.
9. Reduces Static Electricity
Perhaps not a serious health risk, but static electric shocks can be annoying especially if you are prone to getting them, they can really work you up if they are persistent and get in the way of performing certain tasks.
With a Himalayan salt lamp in your home, these will be a thing of the past, as all of the ionized particles which cause them will be trapped safely in the lamp.
10. Environmentally friendly
Finally, Himalayan salt lamps are extremely environmentally friendly, and if replaced instead of a regular lamp, you will be saving the planet and saving money on your electricity bill. HPS lamps are powered by a low-watt bulb and are carved from a sustainable wood source.