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Can you sleep with a Himalayan salt lamp on?

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Can you sleep with a Himalayan salt lamp on?

There can be something quite soothing about sleeping with a night light on. It’s so evocative of childhood and all those baseless fears that were allayed by the telling of a story and the soft glimmer of a bedside lamp.

Himalayan salt lamps are kinda the grown up equivalent of that night light in that their ambient hues are conducive to relaxation. The serenity of their light is said to balance physical, spiritual and emotional energies and promote slumber as well as your overall wellbeing. But can you sleep with a Himalayan salt lamp on safely? Well here we will explain why it is not only OK but also that leaving it on all night can have many wonderful benefits.

Can you sleep with a Himalayan salt lamp on?

The short answer is yes. Himalayan salt lamps contain a low watt bulb that won’t pose a danger although do ensure when you buy one it is from a reputable source. The bulb itself will not be hot enough to burn through the rock salt however, in the past low grade products have been found to have faulty switches. Also, even though it can be used continuously, like any lamp it should not be left on when you leave the house.

Aside from these safety precautions, there are so many reasons why you can sleep with a Himalayan salt lamp on. Firstly, the light will be dim enough not to be intrusive. It will suffuse the room with a relaxing pinkish hue and this in turn will promote calm. This makes them perfect for those of us who find it difficult to turn off and unwind at the end of the day.

Are there any benefits of doing so?

Himalayan salt lamps are said to have many benefits and while there have been no conclusive scientific studies to prove that this is the case, who are we to argue with those who swear by them for helping with a whole range of conditions? These can include:

Eliminating electromagnetic radiation

This is because the salt from which the lamps are carved produces negative ions, when illuminated.

Consider how much we are surrounded by positive ions in the modern world. Mobile phones, TVs, computers and tablets all release positive ions into the air and they contribute to an overload of electromagnetic radiation which is said to cause damage to our fragile equilibrium. Many believe that EM radiation can cause us to become more stressed and tired. What Himalayan salt lamps do is emit negative ions and cancel out positive ones neutralizing electromagnetic radiation and help us regain our natural balance.

Helping you to sleep better

Insomnia is on the increase. Figures for 2021 show

  • 36% of UK adults struggle to get to sleep at least on a weekly basis
  • Almost 1 in 5 have trouble falling asleep every single night
  • Nearly half of the UK have trouble falling asleep at least once a month

Over-exposure to positive ions is said to reduce the brain’s blood and oxygen supply, which can lead to irregular sleeping patterns. The negative ions from a Himalayan salt lamp are believed to negate this effect, making them a popular aid to restful sleep.

Helping alleviate allergy symptoms

Himalayan salt is an effective breathing aid (there are actually Himalayan salt inhalers to help people with asthma) and it is this which is said to relieve all kinds of allergies be they the result of pollen in the air, mold or pets. Often these conditions can worsen at night so leaving your Himalayan salt lamp on could be a natural way to manage these symptoms.

Increasing energy levels

Another thing positive ions can do is sap your energy while the negative ions emitted by the Himalayan salt lamp can counter this. Imagine how energised and rejuvenated you might feel waking up in the morning after a night being bombarded with negative ions?

Alleviating anxiety

Pink Himalayan salt is said to be effective in combating anxiety, one of the by-products of our stressful lifestyles and rites of passage like the menopause.

Aside from all the amazing benefits that are attributed to these stunning lamps, with their rosy glowing light and low wattage bulbs, Himalayan salt lamps are not only beneficial to you and the environment in which you live, they are the perfect night light. In fact we’d go as far to say that they are actually designed to be left on continuously. In this way, it’s possible to reap the maximum benefit from them. The longer you leave them on the longer they will be able to have a positive effect on your wellbeing. Leaving them on continuously also ensures that any residual moisture build up will also be prevented and your lamp will retain its intrinsic natural beauty for as long as possible.

You can check out our stunning range of Himalayan salt lamps and read more about their  benefits by following the link below.

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