Over the past couple of years, salt lamps have grown in popularity. They have found their way into commercial and residential venues alike. Carved out of rock salts mined from the Himalayas, these lamps are as beautiful as they are beneficial. They have many healing properties as they can help purify the air, boost the immune system, and improve sleep patterns. They bring a touch of elegance, ambiance, as well as countless health benefits to any indoor space. So, here are our top reasons why Himalayan salt lamps must be introduced to all hospitals.
Deodorize and purify the air
Cleaning the indoor air is one of the key properties of salt lamps. There are many harmful particles, pollutants, and dirt in the air we breathe. Moreover, many allergens will latch on to water molecules floating in the atmosphere. However, when your lamp is on, it attracts the moisture present in the air around you.
Those water particles that hold dust and toxins then settle on the surface of the lamp. Through heating, moisture evaporates, leaving those harmful substances on the rocks. This process is called hygroscopy and it helps deodorize and purify the air.
Reduce stress and fatigue by reducing positively charged ions
Experts say those excess positive ions in an indoor or closed off space could cause anxiety, stress, and fatigue. On the other hand, negative ions can help counter those feelings. These lamps can do that through air ionization.
In fact, they produce negatively charged ions that boost levels of happy-feel hormones, such as serotonin. Not only that, but they also get rid of the positive ions laying on surfaces or even on your skin. So ultimately, they reduce stress, enhance relaxation, and promote a sense of calm and serenity.
Healthy blood flow and oxygen supply to the brain
Low blood pressure or hypotension is a serious health issue that many people suffer from. It causes quite a few side-effects such as dizziness, nausea, fainting, fatigue, weakness, and even blurred vision. Low blood pressure can even contribute to developing disorders like Parkinson’s disease and dementia.
Negative ions can greatly contribute to reducing those side effects. In fact, salt lamps can improve the blood flow and boost oxygen supply to the brain. They play an important role in ensuring that your brain cells get the nourishment they need. In addition to that, some studies suggest that they could even help with certain heart-related issues.
Enhance the immune system
While hospitals respect sanitary measures in general, the air in these spaces isn’t always all that pure. Since these facilities are generally closed off, they don’t get much aeration from the outside. So if a person is sick and coughing, those particles remain, suspended in the air. With that said, these lamps can clean and purify any space. So when the air is clean, it reduces your chances of getting sick or contracting a virus. In this way, they can help boost and even enhance your immune system.
Reduce Asthma, Allergies and other Respiratory Symptoms
Most people struggle with asthma and allergies, especially during the spring when pollen and dust are everywhere. Inhaling contaminated air can trigger many side effects and symptoms, making it difficult to breathe. In hospitals, especially, people could have bad allergic reactions due to the allergen particles present in the atmosphere.
So these lamps within hospitals can help in treating patients with breathing and respiratory issues. In fact, many people struggling with these issues would visit salt caves in the past to breathe in the salty air. This is also a form of alternative medicine known as halotherapy.
Provides better sleep for patients who need good rest
Exposure to positive ions causes a lot of stress and exhaustion. This directly affects how much sleep you get, as well as the quality of that sleep. When you suffer from anxiety and fatigue, this can cause irregular sleep patterns and in some severe cases, insomnia. Negative ions coming from these lamps can counter those effects.
In addition to that, they help you fall asleep faster and for much longer, with no disruptions at all. This is a great perk to have in a hospital, where patients need the utmost care and proper rest. Having these lamps around can provide them with better sleep, so they can wake up full of vigor and energy.
Neutralize Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation
The threat of electromagnetic radiation or EMR is ever-growing. We’re surrounded by electronic devices, cell towers, and smart appliances. EMR from a single device does not cause harm. However, the constant exposure to these appliances is definitely a cause for concern.
In hospitals, there are many of these electronics operating at all times. Since EMR produces lots of positive ions, they may cause added anxiety, stress, and fatigue. Not to mention how they can induce headaches, nausea, depression, and lack of focus. So placing these lamps around the space can help reduce that EMR and protect patients from its harmful effects.