How Himalayan Salt Lamps Can Help with Anxiety and Ease Your Mind
12 Jul 2018
Life can be hectic without a way to relax. Data released by the American Psychological Association in 2017 showed a rise in stress and anxiety in the U.S. Part of the problem is technology.
The same recent advancements in technology - smartphones, tablets and wearables - are a double-edged sword. While these devices keep us up to date with what's happening in the world, they can also create the illusion of constant activity.
Simply put, it's tough to slow down and breathe.
Another factor in this rise of anxiety is increasing concern about money and the future in general. All of these fears have contributed to the 18.1 percent of Americans who suffer from an anxiety disorder, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. That's roughly 40 million adults looking for a way to relax.
While there's no easy fix to the multitude of problems that life throws your way, relaxing solutions are available. One such product that may help you is a Himalayan Salt Lamp.
How can Himalayan Salt Lamps reduce anxiety?
Anxiety can seem like a tall problem. It affects blood pressure, sleep patterns and quality of life. While the exact ramifications are still unknown, the medical community is in virtual agreement that it's not great to be stressed out all the time.
While you can always consult your doctor, why not also try a natural remedy? Just one Himalayan Salt Lamp can have a positive effect on your stress and anxiety, helping you to relax and detach from the pressures of everyday life.
First, there's the color of the light. If you've ever sat under harsh lighting, you've likely noticed that it is the opposite of relaxing. You're forced to squint and you may feel judgment or pressure coming from an outside source. Well, that's intentional - and not something you'd likely keep in your bedroom.
The good news is that the opposite is also true! Lighting Science found that dull, glowing light can be better at calming you down and even helping you sleep. This is the same light that is naturally put off by Himalayan Salt Lamps.
In addition, the color of the salt affects how your mind perceives the lighting. Himalayan Salt Lamps primarily emit color in three shades: yellow, brown and orange. According to Very Well Mind, yellow has a tendency to promote feelings of warmth and energy, while orange gives the feeling of enthusiasm. Brown can help the growth of emotions involving strength and reliability.
It's in the ions
Salt and other substances can typically produce negative ions. These microscopic particles fill the air around us, mixing with positive ions and providing subtle but occasionally noticeable reactions in our mood.
A study published in BMC Psychiatry found that enough negative ionization can have an effect on reducing stress and anxiety; however, your chances of feeling a difference may depend on just how many negative ions occupy your home. Himalayan Salt Lamps can release negative ions into the air, helping to soothe the atmosphere in your house on a molecular level.
However, because the effect may be limited, you're better off having more than one Himalayan Salt Lamp. Together, these products may accomplish what one alone could not.
Relaxing with superior quality
Having anxiety can make you worry about strange things. You may be concerned about the weather, world politics, whether you left a light on in your bedroom - and will that burn down the house? Anxiety isn't governed by rationality - anything and everything is fair game to stress over, even issues far outside your control. With that in mind, you don't want a Himalayan Salt Lamp to be one more thing you have to worry over.
Well, rest assured, our product is well-made with your safety in mind. A crucial aspect of relaxation is peace of mind, and our construction reflects this goal. Our polished rosewood bases use stainless steel screws that won't overheat or break. We also use quality electrical cords and sockets to ensure that your salt lamp will keep emitting its calming, enriching light. You don't need to worry about short circuits, faulty wiring or any concern like that - not with our lamps. We believe a focus on quality provides one additional edge to ease your tension.
It may sound strange to think that Himalayan Salt Lamps can fight anxiety just by looking pleasant, but they really can work. Remember: Stress comes from you being out of your element or feeling like you're not in control. By creating a safe space - an area that you feel comfortable living in - you're essentially taking one of the legs out from under stress growth. If you feel at home, you're more likely to relax, which can go a long way in the fight against anxiety.
If you're looking to fill your home with the peace of mind that can come with owning a Himalayan Salt Lamp, then please check out our selection today. We hope you find the light you're looking for!