How Can a Hot Tub Help You Sleep?

How Can a Hot Tub Help You Sleep?

by Mark Zalewski

Did you know that with as little as 10 -15 minutes in your hot tub before bed increases your ability to fall asleep sooner? This single, simple activity can provide a good, deep night's sleep. Instead of waking up feeling tired, you finally feel rested.

The National Sleep Foundation suggests that soaking in hot water, like you find in a hot tub or spa, before you head off to bed can ease the transition into a deeper, more fulfilling sleep.

If you have some pain, whether it is mild to severe, a feeling of anxiety goes with that that will often affect that person's sleep. This can cause them feel like they didn't get enough sleep.

By soaking in a hot tub for as little as half an hour or so before bed time will help alleviate the pain. So when the pain is gone, so is the anxiety; and if the anxiety is gone there is an opportunity for a good night's sleep.The best thing you can do for yourself to have a good night's rest and healing is sleep. Without rest it is challenging to have pain relief, without the use of drugs.  "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" Like that age-old riddle, an important thing to understand is that one affects the other which affects the other.

Which is more important to keep healthy? The answer is simply having an understanding of how all of these aspects of our lives affect one another gets us a step ahead of the game..

It is time to recognize a way to get good sleep is to soak in a hot tub for up to 30 minutes before going to bed.

When you have a good night's sleep, your body is able to rejuvenate and eventually heal it which can bring about a healthy state of mind. A healthy state of mind will keep the physical body in tune and able to sleep fully and peacefully in keeping with the whole cycle.

It doesn't really matter which came first, "the chicken or the egg?" What matters is that all of the cycle affects the rest of the cycle and on and on and if that means soaking in a hot tub for a few minutes a night to allow your body to get the rest it needs, then so be it.

Not a big price to pay, right?!

For more information on how hot tub use can improve your quality of sleep, visit the National Sleep Foundation's website.