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Sleep

Improve your sleep. The time you spend in your sauna can help you get better rest by creating a routine that supports relaxation and a healthy circadian rhythm you want to enjoy.

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Improve Sleep

Morning sauna may help promote sleep drive.

Sleep drive (or “sleep pressure”) makes you sleepy and deepens your sleep. 

Your sleep pressure is governed by levels of:

Being active during the day is important to creating sleep drive in your body. Saunaing in the morning can energize the body for more activity that will create a better sleep drive. The passive cardio activity started by a sauna session also stimulates circulation similar to exercise, giving you one more tool to help your body be active without the physical demands of exercise.

Saunaing before bed may help sleep.

Circadian rhythm (your body’s 24-hour clock) affects sleep by helping signal the body to produce melatonin. Lowering core body temperature is one of the many cues to begin that process at night. A hot bath or infrared sauna before bed can result in lowering overall body temperature. Bringing heat to the surface of your skin can help lower it as you cool down. It also can decrease cortisol levels created by daily stress and induce relaxation which also aids sleep.

Infrared creates a biochemical cascade of benefits.

Lack of sleep can:

Infrared sauna therapy enhances detox pathways, increases circulation and improves mitochondria function, all of which help the whole body work better and thus help sleep, too. 

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