Do you have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep throughout the night? Is it difficult to stop your mind from racing as you lie in bed staring up at the ceiling? Research shows that one night of poor sleep will affect your energy levels for an entire week. Insomniacs, listen up! A hot tub might help you get those Zzzzz’s. Don’t let insomnia drag you down, here’s the science of how a hot tub will get your body ready for a restful night of sleep, so you wake up in the morning ready to take on the glorious day.
The Science of Sleep
Before we sleep, our heart rate naturally slows down and our body temperature drops. These are important signals to the body that it is time to fall asleep. If you experience anxiety or stress, these natural rhythms are interrupted, and your body gets confused.
With all of the noise and stimuli we are subjected to all day, every day in our modern lives, it’s a wonder how anyone ever gets any sleep! In fact, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, about 30% of American adults experience symptoms of insomnia on a regular basis. Other contributing factors to insomnia include screen time before bed (the blue light interrupts our sleep cycles), eating too late, drinking alcohol or caffeine, or using nicotine.
Why Does a Hot Tub Help?
You can actually diminish all of the aforementioned sources of insomnia by soaking in a hot tub approximately one hour before bed each night. A hot tub raises your core body temperature, relaxes your muscles, and improves blood circulation. Soaking also provides natural stress relief.
Have you ever noticed that when you soak in a hot tub at night, you get tired after? That’s because when you exit the hot tub, your body temperature cools and your heart rate slows down naturally, signaling to your body that it’s time to get those Zzzzz’s. It’s not magic–just science.
A hot tub soak is a healthy replacement for that night cap that’s been interrupting your sleep. It also provides a way to get away from the television and computer before bed. In turn, it will help ease your mind after a long day. When you create the conditions your body needs for healthy sleep, you will get more REM cycles and you will wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day.
At Leisure Works, we want you to live your best life. A tranquil night’s sleep is an important part of that healthy lifestyle. Kick insomnia to the curb. There’s no need to wait to get the best sleep of your life. Come on in to one of our showrooms to view our fantastic selection of hot tubs and to learn more about how a hot tub will benefit you! We are located in Ann Arbor and Novi, MI. Thanks for choosing Leisure Works!