If you’re looking for ways to improve the quality and duration of your sleep naturally then a Himalayan Salt Lamp might be just what you’re looking for.
Pink Salt Lamps as they are also called, have a number of beneficial wellness features. On top of being a cool looking bedroom lamp, they produce negative salt ions that are believed to help improve your sleep.
These lamps neutralize electromagnetic radiation which builds up from all the electronics in your home. They reduce the buildup of static in your room, and the purify the air by absorbing pollen, smoke particles, and dust.
So how can having Himalayan lamps in your bedroom improve your sleep? Read on for some of the benefits of these amazing lamps.
- How Himalayan Salt Lamps in the Bedroom Can Improve Sleep
- Final Thoughts
How Himalayan Salt Lamps in the Bedroom Can Improve Sleep
Salt Lamps Clean the Air
The main function and benefit of a Himalayan Salt Lamp is its ability to clean and purify air. This means they neutralize smoke particles, pollen, dust, helping you breathe easier and sleep better.
They absorb these molecules into the salt crystal, this then evaporates back into the air and the salt locks in the microscopic debris.
Salt Lamps Help to Reduce Allergies
A lot of people have compromised sleep due to being aggravated by allergies. Dust, pet hair, fabrics in your room, it can be a number of things. Cleaner air means less aggravation.
Placing a lamp in your room and leaving it on all day will make a difference. You don’t have to leave it on overnight if you like to sleep in complete darkness.
Salt Lamps Increase Blood and Oxygen to Your Brain
Generating negative salt ions is believed to increase blood flow, help to calm you, and increase levels of serotonin in the brain. All things that help promote a happier and healthier you, and this means more restful sleep.
It’s not something you’re going to notice as such. You won’t feel light headed, so don’t worry. You will notice an improvement to your mood over time however.
Salt Lamps Help You Breathe Better
There are studies that show negative ions increase ciliary activity. Basically, this means that a salt lamp helps to keep your throat clear and take in more quality air.
If you’re having issues breathing while sleeping, you can also try different sleeping positions, diffusing essential oils, a different mattress topper, there are some options to compliment a salt lamp for even better sleep.
Salt Lamps Help to Reduce Stress Levels
Stress is one of the main causes of lack of sleep, or reduced quality of sleep. Stress affects everyone differently, but for most, it causes headaches, their mind to race when they are trying to relax, and interrupted sleep.
All of the electrical devices in your home generate electromagnetic radiation in the air. Salt lamps reduce the amount of electromagnetic radiation which is known to help you relax, think clearer, and reduce the effects of stress.
Salt Lamps Can Help with Seasonal Affective Disorder
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), is also known as the winter blues, winter depression, and seasonal depression. It’s a term to describe that depressed feeling that overwhelms some people when it’s winter.
The combination of the calming at atmosphere a salt lamp provides along with the soft lighting helps to combat the blues. Leave it on overnight as a night light to reduce the feeling of the long, dark, winter nights.
Salt Lamp’s Soft Dim Light Can Help You Sleep
The soft, dim lighting is very similar to ao night light. I leave my lamp on overnight often, it’s not bright enough to keep me awake, and provides a nice dim light if I want to see anything in the middle of the night.
If you need complete darkness to sleep then try putting the lamp just outside your room. You can enjoy the benefits of the salt while knowing there is some soft lighting if you need to leave the room in the night.
I will admit, the lines are slightly blurred between scientific evidence, belief, and what people say Himalayan lamps do for them.
I’ve used one for a couple of years, and I’ll point out that I am typically a skeptic about anything and everything until I experience something myself.
That said, having experienced having a salt lamp in my bedroom for a couple of years I can say without a doubt that it helps me sleep better.
They create an overall calming atmosphere, you can feel and sense the air is cleaner, and for me, suffering from dust allergies, it definitely reduces my sinus congestion.
Whether you’re in the market for a cool looking lamp, want something to help you sleep better naturally, or are as curious as I was to try out these cool lamps, give one a go and see how you get on.