This Weird Lamp Actually Helped Me Fall Asleep

November 23, 2016 by Katelyn Holland
shefinds | Shop

When I moved into my new apartment, my mom surprised me with a housewarming gift. I excitedly opened the box only to find the world’s ugliest rock lamp inside. It looked like a relic you might find in a hippie’s basement. Or maybe a crystal stolen from a middle school science lab. It was not something I wanted in my meticulously decorated room. However, my mom insisted that I keep the lamp, claiming it had many “health benefits.” She sent me article after article about how amazing effects of Himalayan rock salt lamps, so I begrudgingly put the hideous rock light in my room.

Despite being ugly, the lamp actually provided nice ambient lighting for my bedroom. I started sleeping with the lamp on the lowest setting, using it as a sort of night light (because yes, I still sleep with a night light). After a few nights of falling asleep with the lamp on, I realized that I was consistently sleeping throughout the night. I’ve always been a restless sleeper, so this was a big deal. I casually mentioned this to my mom and she proudly proclaimed, “The lamp is working!”

I was still pretty doubtful of my mother’s claims until I started reading all the articles she has sent me about Himalayan salt lamps. Apparently, the electronics we use everyday product positive ions that can cause problems like allergies, insomnia, and mental heath issues. Over-exposure to positive ions can effect your quality of sleep. Himalayan salt lamps produce negative ions, which neutralize the positive ions. This process is supposed to improve the air quality of your home and improve the quality of your sleep.

In fact, it turns out that the pink salt that has many healing properties and the light is not only supposed to improve sleep, but actually purifies the air in your home (you can read more about this process here). As a result, the lamp can reduce asthma and allergy symptoms. To be completely honest, I’m not sure if this is hippie nonsense or not. However, I have noticed a significant improvement in my sleep and breathing since putting the horrendous looking lamp in my room.

To my mom’s credit, Himalayan salt lamps are actually pretty popular these days. I’ve seen them in a lot of stores, like Target and Bed, Bath, and BeyondUrban Outfitters even sells them as decor, so you know they are trendy. I will admit that the lamp can look cute in a hipster, boho chic kind of way (if that’s your thing). Regardless of what I think about it’s appearance, the lamp has earned a spot in my room. It might be ugly, but if it helps me relax and sleep through the night, I’m sold.

READ MORE: Once And For All, Is It OK To Sleep With A Fan On?

[Image: Urban Outfitters]


From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...


The Coat Everyone Will Be Wearing This Winter (& It's Not Puffers!)

December 13, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We're shopping this trend ASAP.


6 Things You Can Get From Anthropologie's Sale Section Right Now For Under $21

December 11, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
Who's ready to go shopping?


The One Coat Trend That’s Going To Be EVERYWHERE This Winter

December 10, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We love this trend!


A Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide For Everyone On Your List

December 10, 2018 by SHEfinds Editors
Get shopping!


These $20 Slippers Are Selling Out Like Crazy Because They Look Just Like UGG!

December 6, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
What a great find!


Here's Every Holiday Beauty Launch That NEEDS To Be On Your Radar

December 1, 2018 by SHEfinds Editors
They're already on our wish lists!


The New Boot Trend That’s Going To Be Everywhere This Winter--It’s SO Comfy!

November 30, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We want every pair!


We Found The Best-Selling Shapewear On Amazon--& The Reviews Will Blow You Away!

November 29, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
It's their best-seller!