The coveted Himalayan salt rock packaged with a night light to offer functionality, claimed health benefits, and eye-pleasing aesthetics.
True Himalayan salt lamps are made from salt harvested from the Khewra Salt Mine in Pakistan. Salt sourced from this area is believed to be millions of years old, and although it’s very similar to table salt, the small amounts of minerals it contains give it a pink color. Many people choose to buy Himalayan salt lamps simply because they like the way they look and enjoy the ambiance the pink light creates in their homes. Meanwhile, others find their supposed health benefits alluring.
Salt lamps are said to provide health benefits because they are “natural ionizers,” meaning they change the electrical charge of the circulating air. Ions are compounds that carry a charge because they have an unbalanced number of protons or electrons. They are produced naturally in the air when alterations occur in the atmosphere. For example, waterfalls, waves, storms, natural radioactivity and heat all produce air ions. It’s suggested that Himalayan salt lamps may produce ions by attracting water particles that evaporate off as a salt solution when heated by the lamp, forming mostly negative ions.
Salt lamps are often claimed to improve the air quality of your home. More specifically, they are advertised as being beneficial for people with allergies, asthma or diseases that affect respiratory function, such as cystic fibrosis. The claim that they are good for people with respiratory conditions may be partly based on the ancient practice of halotherapy. In this therapy, people with chronic respiratory conditions are said to benefit from spending time in salt caves due to the presence of salt in the air.
Another frequently made claim is that Himalayan salt lamps can boost your mood.
Some animal studies have shown that exposure to high levels of negative ions in the air may improve levels of serotonin, a chemical involved in mood regulation. Researchers found that people with depressive symptoms who were exposed to very high levels of negative ions reported improvements in their mood.
Lastly, Himalayan salt lamps are claimed to help with sleep patterns. It’s possible that using the dim light from a Himalayan salt lamp may help promote sleepiness toward the end of the day if you use it to replace bright electric lights. This is because the bright light before bed can delay the production of the sleep hormone melatonin.
Type: Night Light
Is Bulbs Included: Yes
Light Source: LED Bulbs
Power Generation: Switch
Power Source: AC
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