1. Cleanse And Deodorize The Air
Salt lamps purify air using hygroscopy meaning they attract water molecules from the environment then absorb those molecules including foreign particles they may be carrying- into the salt crystal. As the salt lamp warms from the heat produced by the bulb inside, the water evaporates back into the air and the trapped particles remain locked in the salt.
2. Reduce Allergy And Asthma Symptoms
Salt lamps remove microscopic particles of dust, pet dander, mold and the like from surrounding air. Placing a lamp or two in the rooms where you spend the most time can seriously cut back on allergy symptoms. People who suffer from asthma should notice a difference after a week or two.
3. Eases Coughing
As the salt lamp begins it’s hygroscopic cycling of particles from the environment it also changes the charge of the molecule, which is released. Breathing positive ions into our cilia (microscopic hairs) which line the trachea makes the cilia sluggish and they don’t work as well keeping contaminants out of our lungs. The salt lamp takes positive ions with the particles it absorbs, then the heated lamp releases cleansed water vapor back into the air with negative ions which have the opposite effect on our airways, increasing cilia activity to keep our lungs clear.
4. Increase Energy Levels
Taking a drive through the countryside with the windows down, spending time at the beach, camping in the mountains, or simply taking a shower first thing in the morning are all things that many people find invigorating. It’s not a coincidence that these are all activities which expose us to increased concentrations of negative ions such as those generated by Himalayan salt lamps. The fact is positive ions sap our bodies of energy. If you constantly feel tired and don’t know why, try keeping a Himalayan salt lamp in the room or rooms where you spend the most time. After about a week, you should notice a difference.
5. Neutralize Electromagnetic Radiation
Most of us live with constant exposure to electromagnetic radiation which flows from our electronics (Television, laptop, cell phones etc) while they may be invisible, long-term effects can be quite serious and is known to increase stress levels, chronic fatigue, decrease the body’s immune response, and more. As they emit negative ions into the air, Himalayan salt lamps work to neutralize electromagnetic radiation.
Keep one next to the electrical devices, which you use frequently to reduce the potential danger to you and your family.
6. Better Sleep
Positive ions rob you of quality sleep; this is because positively charged particles can reduce blood and oxygen supply to the brain resulting in irregular sleep patterns. Himalayan pink salt lamps and natural negative ion generators, reverse this problem by improving air quality so you can get a better night’s sleep. If you are unable to sleep unless the room is completely dark, run the lamp during the day and turn off at bedtime.
7. Improve Mood And Concentration
Naturally enhance your mood or help you relax while at the same time improving your 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 neurotransmitters which makes us (literally) feel happy.
8. Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder
The soft, natural light given off by a Himalayan pink salt lamp is close enough to the warm glow of sunshine that they can even be used to relieve the symptoms of Season Affective Disorder. This year when the days get shorter, fight back by surrounding yourself with a few Himalayan salt lamps.
9. Reduce Static Electricity In The Air
Static can cause stress, embarrassment and frustration. It zaps you when you least expect it. It can give you a bad hair day, leave your clothes clinging to your skin or even cause you to go to work with a sock stuck to the back of your shirt. Static can be a huge pain and Himalayan pink salt lamps are a natural way to neutralize the airborne ionized particles which cause it.
10. Environmentally-Friendly Light Source
While only an estimate, the reserves from which Himalayan salt is mined, measure somewhere between 80 and 600 million tons and is projected to last for at least another 350 years at the current extraction rate. The base of the lamp is generally carved from a sustainable wood. Most lamps use a low-wattage bulb, which consumes very little energy.
Note: Unless the salt lamp is heated, its benefits are minimized. To get the most from your lamp leave it on as much as possible, using a bulb that heats up.
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