For many, getting to sleep at a decent hour — without drugs — is a struggle. But it doesn’t have to be. Have you considered using your hot tub to relax you enough so that you easily fall asleep?
Early studies and reports, including this report from Angie’s List, suggest that a hot tub’s ability to reduce stress can relax you enough to make sleeping much easier.
Better Than Warm Milk
An hour or two before bed, soaking in your hot tub for 15-20 minutes is ideal for better sleep.
It is advisable to set your hot tub temperature no higher than 104 degrees (F). In addition, at Best Hot Tubs we encourage our clients to drink lots of water before, during and after soaking. This is because, as the spa water raises your body temperature, you perspire and need to replace body fluids.
We also suggest that if you plan on staying longer than 15-20 minutes in the hot tub, reduce the thermostat to between 98 and 104 (F). The water will still reduce tension, making relaxing in the hot tub a more enjoyable alternative to hot milk.
As early studies suggest, using your spa will help you slow down, enjoy the outdoors, and simply feel more at peace and relaxed — improving your overall well being.
How Does a Hot Tub Relax You?
Family, work and stressful situations can take a toll. It can be very hard to turn off the thoughts racing about in our minds. And the result is stress. And for most of us, we don’t want the answer to all this to be to drug ourselves into relaxation and sleep.
It’s becoming more and more clear that warm water spa benefits (hydrotherapy) that we enjoy them at health clubs, in in our own bathtubs, and especially in outdoor and indoor spas with built-in massage jets is one great answer.
Bullfrog Spas’ JetPak system, for example, allows users to personalize the massage jets needed at any given time, depending on where the massage relief is needed or who is using the hot tub.
“Frankly, you won’t make a mistake if you are armed with the right information,” says Bill Renter, owner of Best Hot Tubs. “First, know that all hot tub massages are not equal. For a truly health-giving and stress-relieving experience, the key is having a good variety of different pulsating jets available in your spa to meet the needs of the moment.”
Wondering how a hot tub relaxes you? Here’s a great video giving you an idea of how Bullfrog Spas’ individual JetPaks work: