Sleep is a natural process of our everyday life. Nobody gives it much thought unless they are suffering from insomnia. Sleep in not a luxury, it’s a biological need. Sleep not only makes you feel better, improves your memory, it boosts you mood and helps you repair the body heart and blood vessels. It is very important for your physical health, but most important of all, it refreshes your brain.
Sleep Deprivation and Insomnia
Well, sleep deprivation and insomnia are not the same. In fact, they are quite the opposite. Depravation mean denial or removal, so sleep deprivation is something you do or somebody else does to stop you from sleeping. Sleep deprivation means you are withholding the sleep voluntarily or it has been taken away from you by somebody. It is not a disease, hence cannot be treated.
Insomnia means not being able to sleep for a long time, even when you are trying. It is a medical condition which needs to be treated with medicine or other means depending on the reason for the insomnia.
Insomnia and it’s Risks
Prolonged lack of sleep have negative impact on your health. It lower the quality of life, induces depression, increases the risk diabetes, and gives high blood pressure and heart disease. Some common symptoms are:
- Mood swing
- Loss of memory
- Unable to concentrate
- Accident prone
- Weakened ability to heal wounds
Some Statistics about Insomnia
- About 30% of the US population suffer from insomnia.
- Women are twice as likely to suffer from insomnia.
- For about 10-15% people, this occurs three times a week. So, it pretty common.
- People who suffer from depression 90% of them suffer from insomnia.
Sleeplessness affects your mental and physical health and your mood swings affects everybody around you. To remedy all these you need a good night’s sleep. As mentioned earlier, good sound sleep has lots of benefits.
To get the benefits of sleep, you have to have adequate and sound sleep. Like everything else in life, too much of anything is bad as is too little. If you sleep for too long you will not wake up in the morning refreshed. On the other hand if you sleep too short you may wake up with a headache, you will continuously feel fatigued – it’s a very bad start of the day.
For adults 7-9 hours of sleep per day in enough. For sick, sleep deprived and elderly longer sleep hours are better. But for most cases, the quality of the sleep is important not the quantity. Short 5-6 hours of deep sleep works much better that 8-9 hours of shallow and disturbed sleep.
Benefits of Sleep
Quality and timely sleep has lots of benefits:
- For children and kids, it helps growth and development
- It helps heal your brain and wound
- Helps to improve your memory
- Improves learning ability
- Improves attention
- Improves efficiency
- Reduces depression
- Reduces stress
- Lowers risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes
How Can Hot Tubs Help You Sleep Better
Hot tubs, may it be above ground or inflatable hot tub, have lots of health benefits. Hot tubs are just not home-improvement or entertainment. Consider getting a hot tub an investment in your health and overall well-being.
What makes the hot tub so special? They have hot water which by itself has some therapeutic capability and when you add the hydro jets with the tub it’s a complete hydro therapy system.
Relieves Pain and Stress
Dipping in a hot tub helps you sleep in many direct and indirect ways. The warm water and the buoyancy of the water relieves stiffness of your muscles. The hydro jets messages the aching parts of your body. The pulsating jets provides a message experience that relieves your stressed. So, you feel very relaxed and fresh afterwards.
Cardio Vascular Health and Healing
When you are immersed in warm water, your blood vessel dilates resulting in increased blood flow. Your heart works harder to pump blood to raise the body temperature to keep up with surrounding water temperature. Hence exercising your heart without putting any stress on the rest of your body. And the increase blood circulation help in healing any internal body damages.
Immersing in warm water increases your body temperature. When you come out your body temperature begins to drop. This drop in body temperature helps you to relax. And all the above factors i.e. reduction in stress, pain and anxiety all help you to relax easing you into sound sleep.
It is difficult to fall asleep if you are not tired. You need to work hard or play or exercise to get tired. For many people with weight problem, their movement is very limited, so they cannot do any of them. There are athletes with injuries in the joints and this restricts them from doing intensive high pressure exercises. For people with these requirements, you may consider getting Fitmax iPool. These pools have heating system and are designed for most water related hydro therapy exercise.