Do Pink Himalayan Salt Lamps Really Make You Healthier?
What is Pink Himalyan Salt? Pink Himalyan Salt is salt mined from the Punjab region of Pakistan, about 190 miles from the Himalayas. It is pink in color due to trace impurities in the salt. It is used for cooking, relaxing/ sleeping, allergies/asthma/respiratory therapies, and a host of other health related issues.
However, of all of these claims, the only one backed by science is relaxing/ sleeping. According to Harvard Medical Researchers, blue light (daylight, TVs, cell phones, etc.) interrupt sleeping patterns, and it reduces melatonin. Pink Salt Lamps do not emit blue light, so they can, in theory, help with relaxing/sleeping, much like candles help with relaxing.