Did you know that some people suffer from SAD, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder? It’s a type of depression brought on by the change in seasons. Most people who suffer from SAD get depressed as the days get colder and shorter, but others can be triggered by the opposite. Most people refer to this as “summertime sadness” and it can affect anyone. The good news? You can boost your mood with a sauna at any time of the year!
Depression and Other Symptoms of SAD
It’s estimated that as many as 16.2 million people have dealt with at least one major depressive episode. Along with depression, you can also suffer from:
- Appetite loss
These conditions don’t just affect your mood, but they can also have lasting effects on your physical health too. A study at Kagoshima University Hospital in Japan found that participants with these symptoms who underwent regular infrared sauna use enjoyed a marked improvement in their mood and other symptoms.
How to Boost Your Mood With a Sauna
Dealing with anxiety? Sitting by yourself for at least 20 minutes in your sauna allows your mind to fall into a meditative state. This allows you the time and space you need to organize chaotic thoughts. It may even allow you to find solutions to your problems as your mind and body de-stress.
Battling insomnia? Schedule your sauna session towards bedtime and enjoy a great night’s sleep when you’re completely relaxed.
Struggling with fatigue? Increased circulation from heat and steam allows oxygen-rich blood to flow through your muscles and brain leaving you refreshed and vitalized.
Cure your summertime sadness, and boost your mood all year long when you find the perfect sauna at Texas Hot Tub Company. Contact us today and we’ll find the right model to fit your home and lifestyle.