Can Hot Tubs Help You Sleep Better?
If you’re one of the roughly 70 million Americans who could use a better night’s sleep, then we have good news for you! Like most people who struggle with sleep, you’ve probably looked into all of the remedies and quick fixes on the market and found them wanting.
Fortunately, there’s a natural way to achieve a better sleep each night: hydrotherapy. Also known as water immersion therapy, hydrotherapy has long been used to treat injuries and chronic pain. But it can also be used to great effect for those suffering from insomnia and other sleep disorders with the addition of one thing: heat.
And that is where your hot tub comes in. It’s the perfect vehicle to help you achieve a better quality sleep. Let’s take a look at all the ways a hot tub can help you catch more Zzzzs.
1. It Regulates Your Core Temperature
A 20- to 30-minute soak in warm water an hour or two before bed is a doctor-recommended way to improve your sleep quality.
Far better than an ordinary bath, however, your hot tub combines heat with jet massage to relax your body. At the same time, the temperature of the water opens your capillaries, increasing blood flow to your limbs, hands and feet. This pulls blood away from your body’s core, including the brain.
The heat of the water also stimulates the production of melatonin, a sleep hormone that plays a huge role in sleep quality. After leaving your spa, your core temperature drops, even more, preparing your body for rest.
2. It Lessens Stress and Tension
Stress and worry are two of the biggest enemies of sleep so, it stands to reason, that anything you can do to lessen your stress levels could be a big help.
The warmth of the water provided by your spa combined with jet massage is the ideal therapy for stress. While the jets target and soothe tense muscles, the heat triggers endorphin production. A “feel-good” hormone produced by your brain, endorphins give you a natural sense of satisfaction and well-being.
3. It Helps to Lessen Pain
Pain, whether occasional or chronic, is another adversary of sleep. Whether you suffer from occasional headaches, sore muscles or a chronic condition like arthritis, your spa can help. Once again, it’s the combination of heat and massage that does the trick. It not only relaxes the body, but it also improves your circulation, which decreases swelling and inflammation while also boosting healing blood flow to sore muscles and joints.
As an added bonus, pain relief often extends beyond your time in the spa, making you more comfortable and relaxed at bedtime.
Midnight Sun Pools n’ Spas
If you’re ready to improve your sleep with an outdoor hot tub, get in touch with us at Midnight Sun Pools n’ Spas. As your trusted local provider of the highest-quality hot tubs and spas in Minnesota, we always put our customer's needs first. So, if you’re searching for the best hot tub for your home, drop in at one of our showrooms to find out what we can offer you.