National Sleep Awareness Week: Hot Tub your way to better sleep

sleep benefits of hot tubs Do you struggle with falling to sleep? You are not alone- about 30-40% of adults say they have some symptoms of insomnia within a given year.* Are you familiar with the sleep benefits of a hot tub? A hot tub can help put your body and mind in a state that is ready to fall asleep.

Sleep Benefits of a Hot Tub

The National Sleep Foundation suggests,
"Soaking in hot water (such as a hot tub or bath) before retiring to bed can ease the transition into deeper sleep, but it should be done early enough that you are no longer sweating or over-heated.
Unlike using prescription sleeping pills, which can come with adverse side effects, the deep sleep you experience after using your hot tub is all natural! If you haven't ever tried soaking in a hot tub before going to sleep, you are missing out on experiencing a sleep that is deeper, more fulfilling and healing than sleep without a nightly soak. Using a hot tub right before bed will ensure that you wake up feeling rejuvenated and rested! Other healthy sleep tips from the National Sleep Foundation are
"Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine such as soaking in a hot bath or hot tub and then reading a book or listening to soothing music. A relaxing, routine activity right before bedtime conducted away from bright lights helps separate your sleep time from activities that can cause excitement, stress or anxiety which can make it more difficult to fall asleep, get sound and deep sleep or remain asleep. Avoid arousing activities before bedtime like working, paying bills, engaging in competitive games or family problem-solving."
national-sleep-awareness-hot-tubMarch 3-11, 2013 is National Sleep Awareness Week in the United States. Schedule a Free Hot Tub Test Soak in one of our hot tub showrooms to experience how a hot tub can bring you to a deeper, more fulfilling sleep! Source

Get Fit for the Summer in Your Hot Tub

You may not think of a hot tub as a place to get fit & in-shape, but there are a ton of hydro-therapeutic exercises you can do to get in shape for this summer's bathing suit season! The website PoolLife recently shared some hot tub exercises that will help you get in shape, no matter the size of your hot tub!  Here is a recap of the benefits of exercising in your spa: 1. Relax muscles and increase flexibility To help decrease muscle tightness and increase flexibility, perform standing calf raises, neck circles and shoulder shrugs for 10 seconds. Repeat each exercise three times. 2. Increase weight loss Exercising in warm water lessens the impact on your body and relaxes the muscles around the joints. Try modified standing jumps, seated squats, and step-ups using the spa seat to increase heart rate and burn more calories. 3. Alleviate arthritis pain Individuals with arthritis move more easily in water than on land. Start with a simple stretching routine, and then try balancing on one leg, side bends and the standing arm swim 4. Improve muscle tone and decrease cellulite When you exercise in a hot tub, your body temperature rises, which causes blood vessels to dilate and promotes better circulation. To burn more calories and improve muscle tone, try standing calf raises, marching in place and push-ups on the ledge of the spa. Always consult your Doctor before starting any exercise program! Check out the full article on PoolLifeMag.com for more great health benefits of hot-tubbing!