Pool and Spa Marketing recently conducted a study from which they found that there are more than 7.3 million hot tubs in the United States alone. In the spring of 2014, almost 21 million households across the United States owned either a pool, spa, or hot tub. Clearly, Americans are sold on the idea of spa treatments and with the advancement of technology, are more eager now than ever to bring them into their homes.
Bathing in hot water has been a health exercise since the days of the Roman Empire and maybe even before. Over the years, many studies have shown how hot tubs and spas really lead the way to a more healthy body from top to bottom. Here are three ways that having a hot tub in your home can benefit you and your health.
You will sleep better.
According to the Nation Institute of Health, chronic insomnia, and other types of sleep disorders affect more than 70 million Americans. The scientific journal Sleep recently conducted a study which showed that soaking in a hot tub just prior to bedtime helps insomniacs achieve a deeper, more relaxing sleep.
According to the research, soaking in water that is right around 102 degrees before bed will reset your body’s thermostat, making it easier to relax, fall asleep, and stay asleep all through the night.
You will relieve your stress.
The body’s natural release of endorphins is set to overdrive when you relax and soak in a hot tub. The heat from the water increases blood flow and the massage from the jets of water work out soreness in the muscles. Stress is a silent killer in our modern day world. Tension, headaches, soreness, and fatigue can all be lessened by regular spa treatments.
You will get relief from chronic pain.
For many people, the hot tub and spa is an occasional thing to do at the gym or while on vacation. You feel so good at the hotel or when you have time for a soak after a workout, but you might not think it makes a real difference in your everyday life. Studies have shown, though, that knee pain, back pain, arthritis, pain and many other types of chronic pain can be significantly relieved by regular soaks in the hot tub.
Perhpas you are finally realizing what a flat-out miracle it could be to have a hot tub installed at home. With Sundance Hot Tubs, service and maintenance are top-notch. All you ever have to worry about is what time of day is the best time of day for a soak.