A few years ago, I wrote about a study from 1945 that suggested cutting back on salt can improve sleep. Yet it turns out that salt may not be all bad, after all.
Some have suggested that breathing salt can be beneficial to sleep. Now it would appear that the type of salt you ingest is what really affects sleep.
Apparently, Celtic sea salt has been found to normalize blood pressure and helps curb the body's stress response.
It's also thought to increase levels of the hormone oxytocin, which help increase feelings of calm and gives a sense of well-being.
So how do you use Celtic sea salt to improve your sleep? Kusha suggests mixing a teaspoon of the salt with hot water and drinking the resulting brine half an hour before bed.
I've not found any scientific studies to back any of these claims up, but if you're a fan of 'boutique salt' you may want to give this a try!
You can buy Celtic sea salt at Amazon.com.
Source: South China Morning Post
Last updated: July 7, 2015