Use Your Hot Tub to Sleep Better and Reduce Anxiety
A 2018 poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation reveals that only 10% of Americans prioritize sleep, which means that most of us probably aren’t getting the rest that we need. Research shows that a lack of sleep can affect stress levels and increase the risk of developing particular mental illnesses. Poor sleep has even been linked to physical problems, such as heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.
The good news is that one of the greatest benefits of a hot tub is a better night’s sleep. A hot tub can reduce stress, which can make it easier to get to sleep. Plus, once you are asleep, your sleep is likely to be deeper and more satisfying.
The secret to using your hot tub to rest better is in the timing; plan to take a 15-minute soak at least a few nights a week about 90 minutes before bed. As you relax in the warm water of your hot tub, your core body temperature increases. Once you get out, your body temperature naturally lowers. This change triggers sleepiness so that you’re relaxed by the time you climb into bed. A good night’s sleep will help you wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day!