HOW HOT TUBS HELP SLEEP PATTERNS
The usefulness of passive body heating (immersion in hot water) for better sleep in women with fibromyalgia was investigated at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. The patients’ time to fall asleep was reduced, and they were able to enter ‘Rapid Eye Movement Sleep,’ or ‘REM’ sleep more faster, according to the findings. They also spent less time ‘half-asleep,’ tossing and turning, and awoke less frequently throughout the night.
WHAT ARE THE SCIENCE BEHIND IMMERSION IN HOT WATER AND BETTER SLEEP?
The human body’s core temperature is raised by submerging it in warm water. Hydrotherapy is a therapeutic procedure that takes place in a hot tub. A bath in a Jacuzzi hot tub boosts your core body temperature, and the subsequent cool-down phase calms the body and mimics what happens naturally while sleeping.
According to a 1997 study conducted by New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, “your temperature naturally drops at night, commencing two hours before sleep and reaching a minimum at 4:00 or 5:00 AM.”