Are you finding it tough to get through the day? Do you stress out easily? Are you constantly hungry? Maybe you need to get better rest. If you’re constantly working and put off bedtime, because frankly, you have too much going through your head, finding the best way to relax and get that needed sleep will not only let you wake up refreshed, it will also boost your energy to get more done in less time.
If you’ve ever been involved in active sports in the winter, you know how tired you are at the end of the day and how easily you fall asleep. When you enter the cryochamber, that sudden reduction in temperature does many things to help sleep. The most important is the hormones it causes the body to produce. These hormones are endorphins and can help reduce mild forms of depression and relieve pain, which can impede sleep. They also act like a mild sedative to bring that lovely relaxed feeling.
Try float therapy.
Some people say that forty minutes in a float tank is like five extra hours of sleep. It definitely relaxes you, that’s true. Float therapy takes place in a pool filled with approximately ten inches of water that is warmed to body temperature. The water is filled with up to 1000 pounds of Epsom salts (which is magnesium sulfate). The room is quiet and dark, to reduce any mental stimulation that might keep you awake. Since the Epsom salts makes the water denser, you don’t sink, but float easily on the top of it. It relieves all pressure on the body. The magnesium in the Epsom salts relaxes muscles. You’ll sleep soundly not only during the process, but that night also.
Consider Halotherapy—dry salt therapy.
For years, people have visited salt mines to get the benefits of dry salt in the air. It’s a natural way to treat many conditions, such as respiratory problems. It not only opens nasal passages and clears the respiratory system, it also has an extremely relaxing effect on the body. It can help stimulate deep sleep so you’ll get a good night’s rest. If you’ve ever been to the ocean, you know how relaxing the salt air can be.
- If aches and pains are keeping you awake, a session in the infrared sauna can make you feel more relaxed, while reducing the pain and allowing you to sleep at night.
- Lucia N°03 works two ways. It can help clear your mind and energize you, but also can help you relax. The soothing lights and colors help you relax.
- Exercise more. The more you move, the more you increase circulation and boost the production of endorphins that can help you relax.
- Try yoga or qigong. Qigong works with your energy flow and can be used for both increasing energy and relaxation. It helps you to deal with stress and energy blocks.