Did you know that a sauna session can have dramatic effects on your sleeping patterns?
By raising your body temperature in the sauna just before it is time to go to bed, your heated body will automatically work to readjust its temperature afterward.
It is this cooling-down after the sauna session that will get you ready for a great night's sleep, leaving you calm and relaxed enough to sleep soundly through the night. The results of these sauna effects are a release of muscle tension throughout your entire muscular system.
Ideally, step in for a sauna session 15 minutes before bedtime.
Why Body Temperature Affects Better Sleep?
During the entire day, your body is working hard to keep your core body temperature somewhat stable. The body usually cools down at night to get ready for sleep. The cool-down temperature is a sign to the brain that it is time to begin producing melatonin, which is a sleep hormone.
The body's temperature continues to decrease while you are sleeping. It starts increasing again in the morning to get your body ready for the day.
Having a low body temperature is the main factor for a good night's rest. That is why many people find it hard to get to sleep on a hot summer's night and the reason for having no trouble at all when the bedroom is cool and dark.
Health Benefits of Saunas Before Bed
- It melts the stress away and calms your mind after the longest of workdays.
- You'll feel more energized for the next day at work.
- Release of muscle tension and anxiety.
- Endorphins will course through your musculoskeletal system.
Saunas and Relaxation
You can also use a sauna to relax when your body is overly anxious or feeling the aftereffects of stress hormones.