Do you find yourself tossing and turning through the night? Do you wake up feeling fatigued or groggy rather than rejuvenated? If you answered “Yes” to either of these questions you may not be allowing your body enough relaxation or “down time” before bed. Read on to learn about new time-saving ways to achieve a better, more restful night sleep.
Warm Water Soaking
The National Sleep Foundation found that sleep quality can be greatly improved by establishing a relaxing and stress free nightly routine. Studies have suggested that soaking in hot water can relieve stress and anxiety, as well as ease muscle aches and minor body pains, allowing for a much more restful sleep.
In addition to the soothing effects of warm water soaking, gentle aromatherapy fragrances are known to have calming effects on the mind and body. Some popular scent options that can be added to your hot tub to help induce peaceful sleep are:
These scents allow the body to relax, ease stress, anxiety and promote happy feelings.
By now, we all know the importance of getting a good night sleep. It can drastically affect both mental and physical health. A restful sleep can lead to better productivity and concentration during the day, better moods, happier thoughts, and also keeps your immune system healthy.
Optimal Soaking Time
Soaking in your spa for 15-20 minutes an hour or two before bed is ideal for better sleep. Be sure to set your hot tub temperature to no higher than 104 degrees Fahrenheit and to drink plenty of water before, during and after soaking, as hot water can accelerate dehydration.
NSF (National Sleep Foundation) recommends not going to bed when you are still hot or sweaty to avoid overheating. Learn more about how hot tub soaking may help combat stress, alleviate the pain of arthritis, aching joints, muscle stiffness and even increase circulation in our article: The Unexpected Health Benefits of Hot Tub Use.
So, if you’re ready to take the next step toward great sleep, throw on your bathing suit! Taking 15 minutes out of your evening to relax in your spa could make the difference in how you feel when you wake up and how you function throughout the day. Have questions about your hot tub or any of the information provided above? Post a comment below!