In our busy world, it’s not uncommon for people to have trouble sleeping. In fact, many turn to prescription sleep aids to avoid this problem or simply suffer through it. There is a more natural solution – using your hot tub. Today, we’ll explore exactly how and why your hot tub can help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake refreshed.
How Does This Work?
Soaking in a hot tub mimics the natural rise and fall of your core body temperature. The hot water relaxes tense muscles, draining the last of any energy or adrenaline that may still be pumping through your system. Once you leave the tub, your body temperature will drop, signaling to your body that it’s time to go to sleep.
No More Tossing and Turning
Many people toss and turn at night because they can’t find a comfortable sleeping position. This happens for a variety of reasons. Sometimes the room’s temperature feels off, or sometimes the person has aches and pains and can’t find relief. Using a hot tub can alleviate both these problems. As mentioned, hot tub use helps control body temperature, so you’re less likely to feel extremely hot or cold after usage. Thus, you’re better able to settle into a room temperature environment. Hot tub use also opens blood vessels, which helps tense muscles relax. This also calms down pain receptors in the brain.
Stop the Stress
Many insomniacs report they can’t sleep because their minds won’t “turn off” at night. A restless mind equals a tired body and can also lead to physical symptoms the next morning, such as headaches or stiff muscles. Hot tub use has been proven to alleviate stress. The hot water encourages leaning back, closing eyes, and relaxing. People with jets in their hot tub may also find the gentle bubbling soothing. Finally, you will feel relaxed after hot tub use, so you’ll be less likely to refocus on stressful thoughts.
One more thought
The last thing you want to do after getting nice and relaxed is to wrestle a heavy saturated hot tub cover back onto your spa. Aside from risking injury, you’re also likely to get your heart rate racing and maybe even get angry. Best to take this step out of the equation by replacing that old heavy hot tub cover with a custom spa cover from SpaCap.com. The only Spa Covers in the world that are as easy to use as a comforter on your bed.