Spending some time relaxing in a hot tub before heading to bed can cause you to sleep deeper, and longer. The National Sleep Foundation found that about 132 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, like insomnia, more than one night a week. Lack of sleep causes feelings of anxiety, lethargy, mood swings, & depression. Because sleep researchers believe that insomnia can be caused by hectic, stressful lifestyles, relaxing in a spa regularly can help.
Many people swear by the fact that they sleep better after soaking in their hot tubs before bed. A large factor in this increased sleep quality is the relaxing effect that hot tubs have. Many people use their hot tubs right before going to bed, but the best way to use your hot tub to increase sleep quality is to use it around 90 minutes before heading to bed. According to a study in the scientific journal Sleep, a drop in body temperature can also aid in easing the body into a relaxing and sound sleep. By taking a 15-minute soak in a hot tub about 90 minutes before attempting to sleep, your body temperature can drop to enable a better nights sleep naturally without the grogginess sometimes caused by prescription remedies.
*Source: Helping yourself to a better night’s sleep. (1999) National Sleep Foundation.