Adjust to Daylight Saving Time in a Hot Tub
When Daylight Saving Time rolls around each March, we set our clocks forward and lose an hour of sleep. This can cause many of us to feel groggy and “off” the next day and even for a few days afterward.
While millions of Americans want to do away with this tradition, we are stuck with it for now. So, in order to deal with it, we put together some tips on surviving those first few days.
This article looks at how to adjust to Daylight Saving Time in a hot tub and out.
Hot Tubs Ease the Adjustment
You probably know about the many benefits of the hot tub – relief from sore muscles, relaxation, and less stress, but did you know a hot tub can help you sleep better? And with Daylight Saving Time, a hot tub can help you adjust to your new sleep schedule that involves lighter nights and darker mornings.
You do want to try your best to stick to the same sleep schedule. For example, don’t stay up an hour later on Saturday because you get an lose an hour in your day on Sunday.
Make sure you go to bed and get up at the same time every day. This will definitely help with your transition.
The other thing that can help your transition for the next week is a regular soak schedule.
How Hot Tubs Help With Sleep
A simple soak in your spa for 15 minutes, about an hour or so before bedtime, helps relax your muscles and relieve muscle tension, all while calming your mind and helping prepare your body for a good night’s sleep.
As your body temperature changes, you also give it a signal that sleep is near. When you’re awake, your body temperature is higher. As it drops, you feel more drowsy, and the hot tub helps you with this temperature decline.
When you fall asleep, your body temperature naturally cools down. When you hop out of your spa, your body naturally cools down, preparing you for sleep. Ultimately this helps you not only fall asleep faster but stay asleep.
Along with your hot tub soak, consider adjusting the lighting in your bedroom.
It’s going to be brighter in the morning, so you can add some heavier blinds or curtains or wear a sleep mask. Do this for the first week so you aren’t getting up way too early.
Now that you know another one of the benefits of hot tub soaking, it’s time to dedicate yourself to regular hot tub soaking. You’ll be amazed at how much your sleep improves.
If you don’t have a hot tub, we have two locations in Wichita and one in Derby. We are here to help you improve your life and make everyday better with your very own hot tub.
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