Forget Pills, Fall Asleep Naturally With A Hot Tub

Forget Pills, Fall Asleep Naturally With A Hot Tub

How a Hot Tub Can Help You Fall Asleep Faster

From Swim University

Hot Tubs have gained tremendous notoriety for their ability to relax one, their ability to provide rehabilitation for injuries, and their ability to provide a wonderful gathering place for intimacy and friends.  One of the least publicized, and least understood benefits from hot tub usage is the ability to help people that suffer from insomnia.  This post from Matt Giovanisci at Swim University presents not only the conjecture that a hot tub can help people fall asleep, it talks about the reasons why and how it actually works.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

I found out hot tubs are an excellent tool for helping you fall asleep, and I wasn’t surprised. I assumed it’s because you were more relaxed, and even though that’s part of it, there’s more science to prove that your hot tub is an insomnia destroyer.

Why Hot Tubs Help Insomnia

According to

Your body temperature naturally dips at night, starting two hours before sleep and bottoming out at 4 a.m. or 5 a.m., according to a 1997 study conducted by New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.

In order to fall asleep faster, you should raise your body temperature, so that the process of cooling down will quickly relax you. The best way to raise your temperature is by soaking in a hot tub for 20 minutes, two hours before you go to bed.

Joyce Walsleben, PhD, associate professor at New York University School of Medicine, says:

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