A Hot Bath for Sleep
Hot baths to help you cut the z z z z z z z’s
A hot bath is safe and soothing, as the heat dominates your awareness.
You may feel sluggish while your body temperature drifts back to normal, and you recover from the wet-noodle exhaustion. This is a method to help the body relax and get ready for a great nights sleep.
Your temperature naturally dips at night, starting two hours before sleep and bottoming out at 4 a.m. or 5 a.m., according to a 1997 study conducted by New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. When you soak in a hot tub, your temperature rises—and the rapid cool-down period immediately afterward relaxes you.
Two hours before bed, soak in the tub for 20 or 30 minutes. “If you raise your temperature a degree or two with a bath, the steeper drop at bedtime is more likely to put you in a deep sleep. A shower is less effective but can work, as well.
The anti-aging effects of a good sleep.
It is well known that proper sleep can affect our aging process, so the importance of getting a good sleep cannot be under rated.
Japanese have longer lifespans than do most other ethnicities. One theory has been that regular ofuro or “HOT” baths at bedtime increase melatonin release, which extends lifespan.
Take time to slow down and take a hot bath so that you can get a goodnight’s sleep. Light some delicious smelling Vanilla candles, a just chill. It can help you to look younger and slow down the aging process.