Curing Insomnia and Other Sleep Problems With a Spa
While some people can fall asleep at the drop of a hat, others have a much more difficult time and can spend significant portions of their nights waiting for a relaxing sleep that will never come. If you fall into this category of folks, we’ve got an important message for you: Did you know that an effective method of correcting your sleep cycles is sitting on your deck right now? You heard that right. Your personal spa is an incredible tool for helping you experience longer, healthier, and more restful nights of sleep.
Signs You Might Have Insomnia
First, let’s discuss a few of the common symptoms associated with insomnia. If you’re suffering from this disorder, you may experience:
- Difficulty falling or staying asleep
- Frequent disruptions in your sleep
- Poor sleep quality
- Tossing and turning throughout the night
- Daytime sleepiness
- Irritability, depression, and/or anxiety
- Difficulty paying close attention to tasks or remembering details
If you feel you might be experiencing insomnia, you’re not alone. Every year, 33 to 50 percent of the adult population experiences insomnia symptoms, and chronic insomnia impacts approximately 10 to 15 percent of adults.
Searching for a Cure
Many people suffering from this disorder will do regular therapy sessions or take medications to deal with the symptoms. Before pursuing any type of treatment, make sure to check with your physician to ensure the plan of action is right for your needs. In addition to traditional treatments, many people will also make lifestyle changes. These can range from quitting smoking and minimizing screen time at night to unwinding with soothing music and avoiding caffeine. However, in our experience, the best lifestyle change involves increasing your hot tub usage around bedtime. It may seem silly but there are countless studies that back up this claim.
Looking at the Hard Numbers
A scientific study from the Journal of Physiological Anthropological Applied Human Science found that soaking in a tub of warm water for an hour or so before bedtime led people to fall asleep more quickly and stay asleep longer. Participants also moved less during their slumber and were able to enter deeper states of REM sleep. By taking a few minutes to yourself at the end of the day, you’ll gear your body up for a full night of rejuvenating sleep that will leave you feeling refreshed and energized the next morning.
One study from New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center found that a human’s body temperature naturally dips two hours before their natural bedtime. If your typical bedtime is later than you’d like or your entire schedule is out of whack, a great way to regulate your sleep patterns is by taking a toasty soak two hours before you’d like to call it a night. The study found that by soaking in hot water for around 20 minutes, this will raise your temperature by a few degrees and then once you get out, it will drop rapidly. This quick body temperature change will relax you and enable you to fall asleep more quickly and easily.
If you don’t already own a hot tub but you’d like to change that, make sure to contact us today. When you purchase a personal spa, you’re not just purchasing a fun, relaxing hangout spot for your family and friends: You’re also purchasing an effective cure for your sleep problems.