Among Hot Tub Attributes, Sleep Benefits are Among Most Noticeable
Hot tubs have been romanticized for their wine-and-suit-optional platform, spoofed for their attachment to self-help guru worshiping, new age Marin-ites of the 1970s, and even cast in motion pictures as time machines. All of these attributes, dubious or otherwise, sometimes obscure the fact that the hot tub is, in fact, a champion when it comes to therapeutic health qualities. From pain relief to lower blood pressure, improved circulation and sleep benefits, time spent in a warm spa can work myriad wonders for the human body.
Let’s look at sleep. Getting the proper amount of shuteye is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, yet a huge chunk of the population doesn’t get enough of it. In fact, the Center for Disease Control claims that more than a quarter of the U.S. suffers from an occasional lack of snooze time, and that almost 1 in 10 people experience debilitating chronic insomnia. The average adult needs 7-9 hours, but as a full night of uninterrupted sleep become elusive, many turn to an assortment of prescription drugs, herbal remedies, pillow and mattress technology and other gadgets readily available via spam email or late night cable TV infomercials.
Hot tubs have long been known to provide natural sleep benefits for those who toss and turn at night. The National Sleep Foundation says that soaking in warm water causes the elevation, then drop of the body’s internal temperature. This drop in core temperature is a natural signal to the body that it’s time to sleep, and the steeper the drop at bedtime the more likely you are to fall into a deep sleep. The many other benefits of hydrotherapy combine to put you in a more restful state, such as the relief of pain for arthritis sufferers, or those suffering from a sore back or aching muscles. The water’s buoyancy relieves stress on joints and muscles, and the heat increases blood circulation, which delivers nutrients to help cells and tissues regenerate. When you add jets, you are getting a natural massage, helpful in relaxing pain in tendons, ligaments and muscles. It even stimulates the release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain reliever.
Clearly, the answer for those seeking sleep benefits lies in the water. Having your own therapeutic Capital City Hot Tub spa will provide many health benefits, and for insomnia sufferers it may be just the thing to put an end to your tossing and turning at night.
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