Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans develop insomnia each year? What if we told you that your hot tub could help you avoid being one of those statistics? Forget lying in bed for hours, only to finally drift off right before the alarm goes off. Say goodbye to the days of struggling to make it through the afternoon, only to feel anxious when it’s time to hit the hay. If you’ve been having trouble sleeping, toss the sleep meds that leave you feeling groggy, and simply indulge in a nightly soak in your hot tub before bed.
Why is Sleep so Important?
Sure, sleeping is on your priority list … but if you’re like most Americans, it’s right after work, kids, a social life, and a million other things. But the truth is, the body can’t function well without it. Sleep deprivation actually harms the immune system and even affects the cardiovascular system. Sleeping well really should be at the top of everyone’s to-do list.
Why am I Having Trouble Sleeping?
It’s common to get stuck in a cycle that disrupts your sleep. Caffeine, nicotine, or even certain foods too close to bedtime can have you tossing and turning all night long. But, oftentimes, we depend on these things to combat our exhaustion. Those are just a few of the probable causes. Whatever is keeping you awake, you can break the cycle by adding a soak in your hot tub 45 minutes before bedtime to your routine.
How does a Hot Tub Help?
Soaking in that warm, bubbly water raises your body’s temperature, and when you start to cool down, it signals to your body that it’s time to rest. Plus, relaxing in a spa causes a rush of endorphins and serotonin, also known as the “happy hormones.” These hormones make anxiety and stress evaporate. Not to mention the pain relief you’ll feel as hydrotherapy goes to work on any arthritis, muscle, and joint pain you may be having. All told, you’ll leave the spa feeling happy, relaxed, and ready to hit the hay.