According to a study in the spring of 2014, over 21 million American households had hot tubs. We can understand why. Not only are hot tubs an amazingly relaxing experience (what better way to unwind after a long week at work?), they also have tangible health benefits. If you’ve been on the fence about whether or not you should install a spa in your own home, these health benefits of a hot tub might be just enough to convince you to finally take the plunge.
Hot tubs improve your sleep.
Ever wonder why you feel tired after you get out of a hot tub? It’s because one of the main cues that your body relies on to know when it’s time to sleep is a drop in body temperature. Soaking in a hot tub before bed can help make that sleep signal stronger so you have a better nightly snooze.
Hot tubs relieve arthritis and other aches.
The buoyancy and warmth of a hot tub helps lessen the stress on your joints and muscles and allows them to be more relaxed and supple. Not to mention, turning on the jets is the perfect way to massage any points of tension in your body, too.
Hot tubs improve circulation.
When you’re submerged in warm water, your body temperature rises which also makes your blood vessels dilate and grow larger. In turn, it improves your circulation. And a side effect of better circulation? Healthier, glowing skin and hair.
Hot tubs lower your blood sugar and blood pressure.
A study in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that patients with Type 2 Diabetes were able to better control their blood sugar levels when they soaked in warm water for thirty minutes a day, six days a week. Even if you don’t have diabetes, having healthy blood sugar and pressure is important and the increase of blood flow due to being in a hot tub can help with that.
Hot tubs reduce your stress levels.
It’s not all just about your physical health. Mental health can be just as important and relaxing in a warm spa can help immensely. A nightly dip in the hot tub can erase a lot of stress and anxiety in your life and make you feel more capable of handling any stressors you’re dealing with.
The health benefits of a spa are endless and will make the purchase of your hot tub more than worth it. Add that to how much your friends and family will love coming to your next backyard bash and installing a home spa is a major win win for everyone involved.