Ease Your Sleep Problems With a Personal Spa
While some folks are capable of falling asleep in a matter of a few minutes, many people will spend their nights tossing and turning, unable to sleep. If you fall into this category of individuals, we’ve got some good news for you: A personal hot tub is a great way to combat insomnia and regulate your sleep cycles. Keep reading to learn why!
Common Symptoms of Insomnia
It’s estimated that each year, approximately 33 to 50 percent of the adult population experiences insomnia symptoms, and 10 to 15 percent of adults are impacted by chronic insomnia. So, if you’re dealing with sleep issues, you’re in good company! Here’s a list of common symptoms to look out for:
- Hard time falling and/or staying asleep
- Disruptions throughout your sleep
- Poor quality of sleep
- Wake up feeling groggy, drowsy, and/or sleepy
- Irritability, depression, and/or anxiety
- Frequently wake up too early or too late
- Ongoing worries about sleep
- Difficulty remembering important details
The Cure is Multifaceted
If you’re experiencing insomnia and the symptoms are significantly impacting your life, we recommend speaking to your doctor. When confronted with severe symptoms, folks often choose to do regular therapy sessions or take medications to deal with the symptoms. In addition to traditional treatments, many people will make lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking, minimizing screentime, listening to soothing music at the end of the night, and avoiding caffeine. However, in our experience, the best lifestyle change to make is taking a nightly soak in your hot tub. It may seem silly but tons of scientific research back up this claim.
Why a Personal Spa Helps
According to a study featured in the Journal of Physiological Anthropological Applied Human Science, researchers found that by taking a soak in a warm tub of water approximately an hour before bedtime, people fell asleep quicker, stayed asleep for longer, and moved less throughout the night. They were also able to enter deeper states of REM sleep which helped them to feel rejuvenated the next morning. By taking just a few minutes to soak in your hot tub at the end of the day, you’ll gear your body up for a night full of restful sleep.
A study from the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center found that a person’s body temperature naturally dips around two hours before their natural bedtime. If your sleep schedule is off and you find yourself falling asleep too late for your liking, you can snap your body back into a good rhythm by taking a toasty soak two hours before you’d like to go to bed. Relaxing in the hot, bubbling water will raise your body temperature by a few degrees, and then as soon as you hop out, your temperature will drop rapidly. This will simulate your body’s natural process of preparing for bedtime. It will also relax you and help you fall asleep more quickly.
Don’t Own a Hot Tub?
If you’re experiencing sleep issues, we highly recommend treating yourself to a hot tub. Contact us today to find your dream spa and start sleeping better. You deserve it!