Infrared saunas can be very beneficial for your body. When is it recommended to use one?
For instance, athletes use infrared saunas to help their bodies recover faster after workouts, while people with chronic pain use them to reduce stiffness and inflammation.
It may seem strange that a sauna in the morning improves work efficiency and promotes better and deeper sleep when done in the evening. Still, there is a scientifically sound reason for this. All saunas use is a form of hyperthermia, which means that internal body temperatures rise beyond an average level. This fact implies that the correlative benefits within this framework are plentiful. A critical portion of the ‘falling’ asleep component entails a drop in core body temperature when it comes to a good night’s sleep.
Raising the body’s temperature before bed in a sauna means that as the body’s temperature starts to decrease after a sauna, you will begin to feel sleepy. It is, in a sense, like jumpstarting the circadian rhythm. According to Dr. Huberman of Stanford University, core body temperature drop correlates to the action of ‘falling asleep.’
By intentionally raising the body’s temperature by a few degrees in the saunas, you will help the body begin the natural process of cooling itself for sleep. If you choose to use infrared saunas in the evening, please ensure the reading lights are off so as not to confuse your circadian rhythm.
Infrared light is naturally a part of sunlight and appears most strongly in the morning and evening hours as the sun sets. It is unlikely that exposure to infrared light will negatively affect sleep as it is invisible to the eye and is a part of the natural spectrum of light in the evening.
Any saunas or heat therapy that intentionally raises the body’s temperature in the evening will help with falling asleep.
- Heart Health
- Muscle Recovery
- Weight Loss
Infrared sauna sessions are an excellent way to relax and detoxify the body. Our infrared sauna uses far-infrared heat to penetrate the body and raise its core temperature, stimulating a sweat that helps to flush out toxins, reduce inflammation, and improve circulation. Schedule your session here to experience the benefits of infrared saunas therapy.