The Science Behind Himalayan Salt Lamps: How They Benefit Your Sleep And Mental Health

Himalayan salt has a variety of uses that ordinary salt does not have. In fact, Himalayan salt contains a menagerie of nutritional benefits such as having less sodium than regular salt, calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium.

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This kind of salt can also help with lowering blood pressure and even aid your digestion! That’s a lot of added bonuses compared to regular salt.

Not only does this kind of salt come with a variety of cooking benefits, but can also be used for lamps via “King Salts”.

Crystalline chunks of the pink salt that are turned into miniature lamps can help people with headaches, migraines, allergies, insomnia, skin conditions, rheumatism, blood system disorders, respiratory problems, and essentially any other scenario that involves excessive positive ions within the atmosphere.

These chunks of salt are often referred to as “King Salts” for their traditional royal value.

Assistant Professor G. S. Rahi of Physical Science at Fayetteville State University states this in concern of the relation between ions and humans,


“As all living systems (including human beings) are bioelectric in nature, the electrically charged particles affect the way we feel and act. 

In natural setting a balance of positive and negative ions contribute to one’s sensations and perceptions. Atmospheric ions can affect health, well-being, efficiency, emotions, and mental attitude of human beings.”

The idea is to have an abundance of these lamps for their range of effect only goes so far. Placing them in strategic spots in your home is the perfect way to help reduce any clutter of excessive positive ions.

Think of where the lamps would be most useful in your home and start decorating the entire place with them! You won’t believe the awesome results!850406_f520

To convince you even more, Pierce J. Howard, PhD claims this about negative ions do to our bodies, “Generally speaking, negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain; resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness, and more mental energy.

 They also may protect against germs in the air, resulting in decreased irritation due to inhaling various particles that make you sneeze, cough, or have a throat irritation.”

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  1. I found it interesting when you said that Himalayan salt lamps can help with respiratory problems. My daughter has asthma and if putting decorative lamps in her room that actually has medical benefits, that’ll be quite a steal! I’ve been thinking of reinventing her room but I was concerned that paint and other decorative pieces might have an adverse effect on her health. I’d be sure to consider when I check out decorative lanterns online. Thanks for sharing this very educational read!

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