How Hot Tubs Can Help Your Sleep Patterns
Do you have trouble sleeping?
You’ll be happy to hear that hot tubs offer many amazing health benefits, including helping with difficulty in sleeping. There’s no doubt that many of us have trouble getting as little as six hours of uninterrupted and restful sleep, let along the daily recommended eight hours. Well, with the installation of a hot tub that can all change. Let’s take a closer look at how soaking in a hot tub can help you achieve a better sleep.
Hot Tubs Promote Relaxation
It’s hard to fall asleep if you aren’t relaxed. Once in a truly relaxed state, the chances of your going straight to sleep are increased.
Hot tubs help ease tension and help you to unwind at the end of the day, promoting relaxation. The hot water dilates the blood vessels, loosening the constricted flow of blood, improving blood circulation. Staying in a hot tub also triggers your body to produce endorphins, naturally blocking out stress and pain signals from getting to the brain.
These endorphins can provide their restful effects after you’re done using the hot tub too, leaving you content and prepared for sleep. For additional relaxation, consider using aromatherapy scents in conjunction with your hot tub. That will also help in bringing about a peaceful state.
Sore Muscle Relief
The hot water in your spa can help remove the lactic acid that is stored up in your muscles, causing them to be sore in the first place. It also improves muscle recovery time and reduces the chance of injury when performing strenuous activities.
Up to 90% of your body weight is reduced by the buoyancy of the water, relieving the pressure on muscles and joints. The massaging action from the jets also helps in working out muscle soreness and stiffness. The jets can be used to provide a variety of therapeutic techniques, including reflexology and hydrotherapy. Adjustable jets can be pinpointed to address the neck muscles, where much of the tension is usually held.
All this helps in freeing your body from pain when it comes time to sleep. If your body is relaxed and comfortable, chances are you’ll have a much easier time falling asleep and staying asleep.
Part of a Nightly Routine
Soaking in the spa for 20-30 minutes about two hours before bedtime can help promote a restful sleep. The temperature of your body naturally falls at night, beginning a couple of hours before you sleep, and reaching its lowest point at around four or five in the morning.
When your body is soaking in a hot tub, its temperature can rise a degree or so. After the bath, your body temperature cools down rapidly. This produces a very relaxing effect. It will make it more likely for you to fall into a deep and restful sleep.
Hot Tubs in Minnesota
Are you looking for hot tubs for sale? Are you looking for hot tubs in Burnsville or Plymouth? Then visit us at Twin City Jacuzzi. Our Burnsville address is 14015 Grand Avenue, 55337, Burnsville, MN and our Plymouth showroom can be found at 2950 Niagara Lane N., 55447, Plymouth, MN.