Night Time Hot Tub Use: How a Hot Tub Helps You Sleep
Do you toss and turn throughout the night? Do you wake up feeling groggy or fatigued rather than feeling rejuvenated? If the answer is “Yes” to either of these questions then you may not be allowing your body enough down time or relaxation time before going to bed. Keep reading to learn more about new time-saving ways to achieve a better, more restful nights sleep.
Warm Water Soaks
The National Sleep Foundation has found that sleep quality can be greatly improved by establishing a stress free relaxing nightly routine. Studies have also suggested that soaking in warm water can relieve anxiety and stress, as well as help ease muscle aches and minor body aches and pains, allowing for a much more restful, peaceful sleep.
In addition to the soothing, relaxing effects of warm water soaking, gentle aromatherapy fragrances are known to have very calming effects on the mind and body. Here are some popular scent options that can be added to your hot tub helps you sleep:
These scents help to allow the body to relax, ease anxiety, stress and promote more happy feelings.
By now, we all are aware of the importance of getting a good restful night sleep. It can have a drastic effect on both mental and physical health. A restful sleep leads to better concentration and productivity during the day, better moods, happy thoughts, and helps keep your immune system healthy.
Optimal Soaking Time
Soaking in your hot tub for 15-20 minutes an hour or two before bed is ideal to achieve better sleep. Set your hot tub temperature to no higher than 104 degrees Fahrenheit and be sure to drink plenty of water before, during and after soaking, because hot water can accelerate dehydration.
The National Sleep Foundation recommends not going to bed when you are still hot or sweaty to avoid overheating. You can learn more about how hot tub soaking may help combat stress, alleviate arthritis pain, help aching joints, muscle stiffness and even increase circulation in our article: What Is Hydrotherapy? Hot Tubs For Your Health Benefits.
So, if you’re ready to start achieving the step toward a great night sleep, throw on that bathing suit and get ready to soak! By taking 15 minutes out of your evening to relax in your hot tub can make the difference in how you feel when you wake up and how you function throughout the day overall.