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Trouble Sleeping? Try 15 Minutes in a Far Infrared Sauna Before Bed

Trouble Sleeping? Try 15 Minutes in a Far Infrared Sauna Before Bed

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Chronic lack of sleep makes you vulnerable to a host of mental and physical issues. Nip your sleep troubles in the bud by incorporating a far infrared sauna session into your daily routine.

A National Sleep Crisis

When was the last time you got a good night’s sleep? And by “good night’s sleep,” we mean 7-9 hours of deep sleep where  you wake  up feeling  refreshed.

Sadly, sleep deprivation has reached crisis levels across the country. According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 35% of Americans rate their sleep quality as poor or insufficient on a regular basis.

Another study found that more than 50% of Americans admitted that they suffer from low-quality sleep more than twice a week. Nine million Americans need prescription sleep aids just to get some shut-eye.

And the problem goes way beyond the annoying sluggishness and fatigue. It poses significant health problems. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), those who got less than seven hours of sleep per day (labeled as short sleepers), were more likely to suffer from hypertension, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and other problems. Clearly, it’s vital to find a solution as soon as possible.

Take Control of Your Sleep

Experts recommend some simple measures for the sleep-challenged. You can begin by refraining from drinking coffee late in the day. Cut back on excessive alcohol consumption and smoking. You should also avoid using your laptop or phone around an hour before you get into bed.

If you’ve done all of these and are still tossing and turning throughout the night, an infrared sauna may be  the answer you’re looking for. Heat therapy can help you get proper sleep in several ways:

  • Stress Relief and Mood Enhancement

Stress is extremely damaging to the body and is bad news for sleep. Melt away your stress and decompress at the end of the day inside a home sauna.

A sauna session has been proven to help lower the body’s cortisol levels, also known as stress hormones.  The serene environment of an infrared sauna blocks out distractions, clears your mind, and encourages total body-and-mind relaxation. More importantly, this peaceful state helps your body produce endorphins, aldosterone, and other hormones that produce a calming effect that’s conducive to sleep.

  • Better Circulation, Pain Management

Heat stress increases the heart rate and improves blood flow. This opens up your veins and arteries and makes the blood more efficient at delivering neurohormones, oxygen, and nutrients throughout the body. In turn, this makes it easier to achieve deep sleep.

This increase in circulation also contributes to pain relief, so if chronic pain conditions like arthritis are interfering with your sleep, then spending time inside a sauna can work wonders.

Finally, the sudden temperature change that happens after you use a sauna is a major part of its benefit. The quick transition from the extreme heat of the sauna to the cool environment of the room primes your brain to enter its sleep mode. You don't even have to be in the sauna for too long; a 15-minute session is enough to reap the benefits!

Aside from helping you get quality sleep, an infrared sauna offers many other natural health benefits. JNH Lifestyles specializes in matching our clients with the perfe

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