How well you rest at night directly impacts how you feel during the day, yet millions of people have difficulty sleeping. Whether it’s tossing and turning, an inability to fall asleep or just an uneasy restlessness that makes it impossible to get comfortable, not getting adequate sleep is a common complaint for folks of all ages. If you’ve tried everything, and you’re still not finding relief, here are three proven tricks for getting the rest you need.
Create a Consistent Sleep-Wake Cycle - Believe it or not, the human body performs better when there is some regularity and consistency to what it does. One of the most important strategies for improving sleep is to create a consistent sleep-wake schedule. When you go off to bed and get up around the same time every day, it’s much easier to fall asleep. It’s about getting in sync with your body’s natural circadian rhythm, or the pattern of awake-sleep that fits your specific needs best. Stick to a schedule and those 5 or 6 hours you do get will find you more refreshed, more rejuvenated and ready to face the day.
Stay Out of Your Own Head - It may sound silly, but how often do you worry or brainstorm ideas while wrestling with falling asleep? The truth is most people fill their head replaying events that took place during the day, forcing the brain to work overtime, reducing the chance of drifting off peacefully. If you find that you’re thinking about non-sleep activities, remind yourself to stop and make it a point to put work-related ideas or worrisome thoughts on the back burner until the morning. By making a conscious effort to leave distracting thoughts alone, you calm the mind, which significantly increases the likelihood of falling asleep.
Soak in a Hot Tub - An easy way to transition the body from awake to sleep without any effort at all is to soak in the warm, relaxing water of a hot tub. Hot tub bathing is ideal for calming the body and preparing the mind to slow down and rest. Warm, massaging water is soothing and it naturally relaxes stiff, tight muscles and joints that make it difficult to rest comfortably. But there’s more to it than that, because the elevated heat of a hot tub raises core body temperature and increases blood flow. When you get out of the tub, your body temperature drops, which signals the brain that it’s time to sleep.
Learning how to sleep better takes practice, but with time and a few good tips, even the worst restlessness can be a thing of the past. Set a sleep schedule and try to stick to it, practice putting aside distracting thoughts until morning and consider soaking your way to a deep peaceful sleep with a pre-bedtime dip in the warm, massaging water of a hot tub.
Hot Tubs Golden Valley, St. Louis Park, MN
To help people understand how hydrotherapy can help improve overall health and well-being, we will provide free hot tub test soaks in our 5 locations during the entire month. We want to encourage local consumers to check out the benefits of a relaxing soak in an energy efficient hot tub for themselves.
Consumers wanting to learn are encouraged to pick up a copy of our free buyer’s guide, “7 Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Buy a Hot Tub.” Just go to: http://www.HotSpringGreen.com
About Hot Spring Spas of Minnesota and Iowa
HotSpring Spas of Minnesota and Iowa offer a large selection of new and used hot tubs and saunas for sale and a variety of hot tub, sauna, repairs, parts, and accessories. We are Minnesota's and Iowa’s premier source for Hot Spring Spas and Hot Tubs, Saunatec and Finnleo Saunas, A & B Backyard Accessories, and proudly carry the SilkBalance for Spas water treatment system. To learn more, pick up a copy of our free buyer’s guide, “7 Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Buy a Hot Tub.” Just go to: http://www.HotSpringGreen.com
Posted on Mon, January 27, 2014
by Thad Schaben