Himalayan Salt Lamps and Allergies: How They Help Ease Symptoms
30 Aug 2018
According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies every year. That's more than 15 percent of the overall population!
If you're one of the unlucky people who gets hit hard by seasonal allergies, you know how inconvenient and uncomfortable it can be to go about your daily business with itchy eyes, a runny nose, and a scratchy throat.
Luckily, there are many allergy treatments available, and you might be surprised to learn that your Himalayan Salt Lamp could be the remedy you need to help get better.
Here's what you should know about how Himalayan Salt's effect on allergies.
Cleansing the Air to Reduce Allergies
The air inside your home is probably more polluted than you think. Even if you're diligent about cleaning, there's likely still dust, dander, and other microscopic particles floating around. During peak allergy season, common allergens inevitably get tracked inside as well.
Beyond common air-cleansing measures like changing your filters and vacuuming, you can improve the air inside your home with the strategic placement of Himalayan Salt Lamps.
"You might be surprised to learn that your Himalayan Salt Lamp could be the remedy you need to help get better."
These lamps draw microscopic particles of dust, mold, and pet dander to their surface through a process called hygroscopy. This means they attract water molecules from the air, bringing along any foreign particles with them.
When the water comes in contact with the lamp, it evaporates, leaving the irritants on the lamp's surface and effectively removing the particles from the air, allowing your lungs to breathe easier.
Keep in mind that one lamp can only do so much, though. To most effectively cleanse the air indoors, you should maintain a thorough cleaning regimen and place a number of Himalayan Salt Lamps throughout your home.
Reducing Positive Ions Indoors
Allergy symptoms are often intensified by the fact that many modern homes are inundated with the positive ions given off by electronic devices. Your cell phone, computer, and TV can all generate these positively-charged molecules, which in turn may compromise your immune system, irritate your lungs, and worsen your allergies, according to IonLoop.
Himalayan Salt Lamps may help mitigate these effects by minimizing the number of positive ions in your home. Real Himalayan Salt Lamps give off natural negative ions that neutralize irritating positive ions, leaving you with a sense of energy and refreshment. This may help to reduce your allergy symptoms and let you breathe easier.
The more electronics you have, the more positive ions you will need to neutralize. If you have multiple electronics in your bedroom or living room, you may want to invest in a number of Himalayan Salt products to more efficiently combat pesky positive ions.
While they may not cure all your allergy symptoms, Himalayan Salt Lamps have several benefits that may help to reduce your worst sniffling and sneezing, especially when used in conjunction with other common treatment methods. Check out our entire Himalayan Salt Lamp collection today!