Halotherapy, also known as salt therapy, is a type of natural therapy that involves inhaling medical grade sodium chloride aerosol in a controlled environment known as a salt cave. This practice has gained popularity in recent years as a complementary treatment for a variety of respiratory and skin conditions. However, it can also have a positive impact on sleep quality.
How Does Halotherapy Work?
Halotherapy involves sitting in a salt room designed to mimic the microclimate of a natural Himalayan salt cave. Room air is enriched with tiny salt particles produced by a halogenator, a device that grinds pure salt into fine particles and disperses it into the air. During the session, salt particles are inhaled and are believed to have many therapeutic benefits on the body.
One of the key benefits of halotherapy is its ability to improve respiratory health. Salt has natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, reduces inflammation in the airways and clears phlegm. This is especially beneficial for people with breathing difficulties such as asthma, bronchitis and COPD.
Halotherapy and Sleep Quality
Improved sleep quality with halotherapy
Improved sleep quality with halotherapyHalotherapy’s breathing benefits are well known, but it can also have a positive impact on sleep quality.
This is because halotherapy is said to be effective in relaxing the body and mind, and also improves hormone response, resulting in deeper and more peaceful sleep patterns. It has been shown to increase the production of the hormone serotonin. Serotonin is also a precursor to melatonin, a hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. High levels of serotonin allow the body to produce melatonin, which leads to a more restful sleep. Salt also has a natural calming effect on the body and helps reduce levels of cortisol, a hormone released in response to stress. By lowering cortisol levels, halotherapy can be more peaceful.
Tips for Incorporating Halotherapy into Your Sleep Routine
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