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The benefits of salt lamps at home, do they work?

26 May, 2021
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Our habits are key and salt lamps can definitely help us feel better when we integrate them in our home healthy habits knowledge.

Do salt lamps work? Salt lamps, and mainly himalayan salt lamps, are a very popular item to place at home since they are believed to offer us several health benefits such as:

  • Improving air quality
  • Boosting your mood
  • Improve sleep quality and reduce insomnia
  • Reduce allergies and better respiratory function
  • Neutralize electromagnetic radiation
  • Reduce static electricity in the air

All these characteristics would really improve your well-being at home, but can we trust in a salt lamp to fix our “unhealthy” homes? do salt lamps work?

 

The main theory behind the salt lamp magic

The main explanation behind the benefits offered by salt lamps is the belief that they produce negative ions. Let me explain. Are you familiar with that moment before the storm when you might feel a slight headache, tension or even pains? If you are, then I’m sure you are aware of the amazing feeling of relief the storm brings as soon as it starts pouring down. 

The main reason behind this relief is the abundance of negative ions brought by the storm.

 



The power of negative ions

Life requires a balance of positive and negative ions and nature has plenty of ways to supply these negative ions: storms, waterfalls, sea waves, cosmic rays, radioactivity… 

But most of these natural suppliers of negative ions don’t reach our indoor air. Moreover, our modern lifestyle ensures an extra production of positive ions (pollutants, technology, air conditioners, static electricity…).

So it is certain that our indoor environments contain a lower amount of ions in the air and this condition eases the suffering of:¡

  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Depresion
  • Respiratory issues mainly caused by allergens
  • Seasonal affective disorder 
  • Illnesses caused by bacteria or viruses

Certainly increasing the amount of negative ions in our indoor air is a great way to improve our well-being and health at home.

However, Salt Lamps don’t produce negative ions. The few laboratory measurements done to verify the certainty of these statements have sadly reported the incapacity of these lamps to ionize the air. 

Therefore we cannot say that salt lamps are air ionizers and we should reframe our speech. Because the fact that they don’t have the capability to ionize the air doesn’t necessarily mean that they don’t have any health benefits for us. 

 

What are the benefits of salt lamps?

Our health at home isn’t only defined by our lack of diagnosed illness but by an overall feeling of well-being. Certainly today we still have no scientific proof that salt lamps could bring in extra properties. BUT, the fact that we have no numbers proving its efficiency doesn’t mean these beautiful objects aren’t capable of improving our well-being. 

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As I usually say, it isn’t a matter of WHAT we use but HOW we use it. Our habits are key and salt lamps can definitely help us feel better when we integrate them in our home healthy habits knowledge. Let’s see some benefits we can obtain from them:

Sleep quality: 

The warm dim light they produce has a great color and intensity to use before bed. An exposure to this light before going to sleep will help your body produce melatonin which improves the sleep quality and the capability to fall asleep.

Relax: 

The ambiance resulting from these lights helps create a relaxing atmosphere.

Boost your mood: 

According to this report, the exposure to these lamps seems to increase serotonin levels and serotonin is a hormone that helps regulate the mood and increase happiness.

Feel better: 

If having illuminated salt lamps makes you feel good, it doesn’t matter what’s the reason behind this fact. Turn it on and enjoy the benefits this lamp offers you.

 






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