How many people can say that they regularly get enough sleep? With the hectic pace of life, it is likely that very few of us get the recommended 8–10 hours a night. Trying to fit in work, home life, socializing, and hobbies means we often sacrifice our time in bed. On top of balancing our commitments, there is also the risk of suffering from one of over 90 known sleep disorders. According to the National Sleep Foundation, approximately 132 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders like insomnia more than one night a week. So, since adding hours to our day isn’t possible, it is important that we incorporate steps into our daily routine that will encourage a deeper, more beneficial rest during the time we have.
Steps to a Deeper Sleep
Physical activity has been very beneficial to your sleep. Exercise increases the quality and duration of sleep by boosting the production of serotonin in the brain and decreasing levels of cortisol, better known as the stress hormone. However, it is important to maintain a moderate-intensity exercise and not overdo it.
Get On a Schedule
Most people find that one of the best ways to build out a smooth sleep cycle is by following a schedule. The more consistent you are with your bed and wake-up times, the easier it will be for your body to follow. Your body has its own regulatory cycle, so make the most of it.
Clutter Free Room
Studies suggest that removing distractions from your room can result in a deeper, more effective sleep. Having a TV in the room or staying up on your phone can cause your brain to stay engaged longer and make falling asleep difficult.
Hot Tubs and Deeper Sleep
When you use a Beachcomber Hot Tub before bed, you are speeding up your body’s sleep process. At night, our body temperatures naturally drop, which signals the production of melatonin. Soaking in a hot tub raises your body temperature, so when you exit, you are causing it to cool down more rapidly. This means there is a faster production of the sleeping hormone, better preparing your body for rest.
This sensation improves your circulation and helps your body release endorphins that allow you to relax. As a result, you fall asleep faster and are also more likely to sleep through the night. So, the next time you want to watch late-night television, think about the benefits of clearing your body and mind in a hot tub before bed instead.
Don’t just look at a Beachcomber Hot Tub as an investment into a good time. Look at it as an investment into good health that you can use every single day as part of your routine to achieve the best results. Learn more about how to enhance your health here!
*The information in this article should not be used as a substitute for medical advice from your doctor. Consults with qualified professionals are strongly recommended.