Want Better Sleep? Soak in Your Hot Tub Two Hours Before Bed

November 4, 2009

We went in our roof top hot tub Monday night not just before bed, but two hours before.  The timing of  the soak was significant. My husband I were very tired after a long day and, let’s admit it, quite a bit of socializing. We’d gone to a Seattle/Perugia  Sister City event at Dale Chihuly’s Warehouse studio (fabulous!) for wine & antipasti. Then rushed to Town Hall to hear the authors of  “SuperFreakanomics” talk about their new book (not worth the money).

We came home and climbed right into the hot tub.

We got out and watched a Japanese samurai movie until 11. By that time our body temperatures had re-set to normal after being heated in the hot tub.  As the body cools, it’s a signal that’s it’s time for sleep. Sometimes after going in the tub right at bed time, I get so hot and wide awake that I can’t sleep for awhile until I cool off. But Monday night the hot tub soak was perfectly timed.  We slept like babies and woke up feeling really refreshed. That’s one of the top blessings of having a Hot Spring Spa! Sleep, blessed sleep.

SANUM PER AQUA. Latin for Health through Water.