The New Year is a time to start the year off right. You may have thought about making a New Year’s resolution this year, but couldn’t come up with one that’s meaningful. One of the most meaningful things you can do for yourself is to get enough rest at night. Having enough sleep not only means you’ll be more energetic during the day but also healthier. Research has linked a proper night’s rest with a healthier immune system and lower stress levels. Below, AJ Spa & Hot Tubs have listed New Year’s Resolutions that’ll benefit your sleep.
TAKE A QUICK DIP IN A HOT TUB
At the end of the day, taking a soak in a hot tub is good for more than just relaxing. It can actually help you get to sleep quicker. Soaking in a hot tub for just 10 minutes an hour before you lay down for the night promotes better sleeping habits. This is because a hot tub raises your body temperature and getting out lowers it. This process simulates the body’s natural method of letting your brain know it’s time for bed. In addition to falling asleep quicker, people who use hot tubs to relax experience deeper sleep too!
READ AN HOUR BEFORE BEDTIME
You may feel restless when you go to bed. Throughout the day, we’re exposed to a lot of different stimuli that keep our brains from relaxing. Reading an hour before bed aids our brains in relaxing and making us sleepy. There’s a reason our parents used to read to us when we were kids! Reading before bedtime also keeps us away from screens, which produce blue light. Blue light makes it more difficult to fall asleep because our brain still thinks it’s daytime.
GET MORE EXERCISE
Exercising is not only good for your health because it keeps you fit. It also helps us get a more fulfilling sleep. People who exercise have been shown to have healthier sleep patterns than people who don’t. If you decide to start exercising as a New Year’s resolution, try to do it in the morning. Exercising too close to bedtime will actually make it harder to fall asleep.
Engage in fun and low-impact exercise with help from your swim spa! Hydropool Swim Spas offer an open-concept area that is perfect for activities such as yoga, swimming laps, and treading water, among a wide variety of strength-training exercises.
If you’ve never heard of aromatherapy, it may be the answer to your sleepless nights. Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to promote bodily health. Essential oils like lavender and bergamot facilitate sleeping. You can also use spa-friendly aromatherapy products in your hot tub or swim spa if you want a sure way to get a good night’s rest. Make sure to use only products that are specifically designed for a spa, as other products could damage the circulation system.
AJ SPA & HOT TUBS
AJ Spa & Hot Tubs in Patchogue is one of the top hot tub sellers in New York! We can help you buy a Sundance® Spas hot tub to aid in your New Year’s resolution. We also have Hydropool Swim Spas that you can take a look at that just might complete your home and backyard living space. If you have any more questions about hot tubs, come give our friendly and courteous staff a visit or check out our blog!