Saunas provide a way for people to feel relaxed and rejuvenated. If you haven't tried one yet, then you're missing out on a great way to relax after a long day at work or school. But did you know that saunas have other benefits beyond physical health? In this post, we're going to explore the connection between saunas and sleep—and how taking an infrared therapy session can improve your night's rest even more than just sitting in a traditional steam room!
Saunas and Sleep
So, if you're looking to sleep better, saunas can help. But what exactly is it about the heat that helps people fall asleep faster and sleep deeper?
The answer lies in the way your body regulates its temperature. When it's warm out (or inside), your body works harder to cool itself down--you sweat more and feel thirstier than usual. This means that when you step into a sauna for the first time, your heart rate will go up quickly as well as other signs of nervousness like increased breathing rate and blood pressure elevation due to rapid blood flow through arteries near surface of skin. However, after several minutes of exposure at moderate temperatures around 150F/65C these changes gradually taper off until they're gone altogether by end point where everything returns down again; leaving us feeling relaxed without any side effects whatsoever!
What is a sauna?
A sauna is a small room that's heated with a stove. It's used for relaxation and detoxification, as well as exercise. The heat of the sauna helps your body sweat out toxins, which are part of its detoxifying effect. Saunas can be found in gyms or health clubs, but they're also popular at home because of their ease of use and convenience.
Saunas are usually made from wood or stone on the outside and lined with ceramic tiles on top; these materials absorb heat slowly so that it doesn't rise too quickly inside your body when you enter one--this helps keep you from overheating too quickly! You should never spend more than 20 minutes in any type of sauna unless someone tells you differently based on their experience using one before; otherwise, it could cause burns on sensitive areas like face/neck/chest where blood vessels are closer to surface level than elsewhere in human anatomy.
Benefits of saunas
A study published by "Sleep Medicine" found that people who used saunas regularly had lower amounts of stress hormones in their bodies at night compared with those who didn't use saunas regularly (or at all). This means that if you're having trouble sleeping due to stress or anxiety - taking some time out each day could help ease those feelings, so they don't interfere with getting enough restful slumber time!
The benefits of saunas are many, and include:
- Detoxification. Saunas help your body to remove toxins and impurities through sweating, which can improve your overall health.
- Pain relief. The heat from saunas can help relieve muscle aches and pains by increasing blood flow to the affected area, easing discomfort from arthritis or other chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In addition, some people with chronic pain find it easier to sleep when they use a sauna before bedtime because the warmth relaxes muscles that have been tense all day long due to their condition(s).
- Weight loss/weight management support - Research shows that regular use of infrared saunas may aid in weight management efforts by boosting metabolism by up to 15 percent while also reducing appetite due to increased satiety hormones like leptin & ghrelin production!
- Heat exposure in a sauna may boost melatonin production, which helps people fall asleep faster and can lead to a deeper, restorative sleep.
Infrared Sauna Benefits for Sleep
An infrared sauna is a great way to relax and sleep better. The heat from the sauna helps you sweat, which can help you fall asleep faster and get deeper REM sleep. When you sleep in an infrared sauna, your body temperature will be raised for about 45 minutes before falling back down again so that when it does drop into its normal range (97 degrees), it will be lower than usual--this makes it easier for us to fall asleep once our bodies are cooled down again.
If you're looking for a way to improve your sleep, consider incorporating saunas into your routine. You don't have to spend hours every day in a hot tub or infrared sauna--even just 15 minutes can make a big difference!