The Connection between Infrared Sauna and Quality Sleep
Quality sleep is a foundation to a healthy lifestyle, yet many struggle to achieve the restorative rest they need.
Infrared saunas are a holistic approach to well-being, and evidently aids in promoting better sleep. Let's explore the connection between infrared sauna's and improved sleep quality, and how we should incorporate into our routine.
The Sleep Connection
Stress Reduction: Stress and tension often contribute to poor sleep. Infrared saunas aid in relaxation by triggering the release of endorphins, the body's natural feel-good chemicals. This relaxation response can help alleviate stress, potentially easing the path to a more restful sleep.
Body Temperature Regulation: The body's natural temperature drop at night signals the onset of sleep. Using an infrared sauna before bedtime can facilitate this temperature drop by inducing a cooling effect post-session. This mimics the body's natural preparation for sleep, potentially promoting quicker and deeper sleep.
Detoxification: Detoxifying the body through sweating during an infrared sauna session can support better sleep. Removing toxins and impurities may contribute to a calmer state, aiding in falling asleep more easily and staying asleep throughout the night.
Muscle Relaxation and Pain Relief: Infrared heat penetrates deeply into muscles, relieving tension and promoting relaxation. For individuals experiencing discomfort or muscle soreness that disrupts sleep, regular sauna sessions could offer relief and better sleep quality.
Incorporating Infrared Sauna into Routine for Quality Sleep
Timing: Aim for sauna sessions earlier in the evening to allow the body sufficient time to cool down before bedtime.
Hydration: Drink water before and after the session to stay hydrated and replenish fluids lost through sweating.
Consistency: Regular use e.g. 2-3 sessions per week minimum can yield cumulative benefits. However, it's essential to consult with a healthcare professional, especially if you have underlying health conditions.
LED Light Therapy: It's no secret that we love the infrared and LED light therapy combination. Particularly the colour blue, as it has a pacifying effect on the nervous system encouraging great relaxation and support against sleeping problems. We suggest this colour for sessions earlier in the evening, not directly before bedtime.