A good night’s sleep is often taken for granted – until you have a bad night’s sleep. Just one night of tossing and turning can impair performance and mood the following day, affecting your work, home life, relationships, parenting and physical activity, as well as your body’s ability to repair itself.
Whether it’s because you’re scrolling through Instagram late at night, have young children who don’t share your same desire for sleep, or are having difficulty falling asleep due to something else such as a medical condition or stress, the compounding effects of sleep deprivation over time are very real, and can be very detrimental.
Cryotherapy harnesses the power of cold temperatures to induce a number of sleep benefits (in addition to many other health benefits) and is a therapy we offer here in clinic at CBB BLVD. We share some tips, and the many Cryotherapy sleep benefits.
Include a Wind Down Routine
Incorporating a wind down routine is essential in helping you attempt to tackle irregular sleep patterns, and adopt healthy habits in general.
Going to bed at the same time every night, turning off your mobile phone an hour before bed, and partaking in at least 30 minutes of exercise daily are simple habits that are highly effective if adopted as part of a routine.
Adopt Relaxation Techniques
Many people include a wind down routine but still struggle with switching their thoughts off at night.
Try to adopt some mindfulness techniques or breathing exercises. Even just reading a book can help to distract you from the worries of your day, and lull you off to sleep.
Aromatherapy works well too, with lavender essential oils or room sprays great natural ways to relax.
Cryotherapy Sleep Benefits
Cryotherapy literally means “cold therapy”. It is a technique whereby the body temperature is brought down at the tissue and cellular level in order to induce a number of therapeutic benefits.
From skin toning to fat loss, and speeding up muscle and injury recovery, the benefits of Cryotherapy are numerous and varied. But did you know Cryotherapy also offers a number of sleep benefits? These cryotherapy produces sleep benefits can be found at both a somatic and psychic level.
We list some of these somatic and psychic cryotherapy sleep benefits below.
Somatic Cryotherapy Sleep Benefits
Cryotherapy is used by many sports professionals around the world for the treatment of muscle or injury pain and as aid to recovery. This makes it particularly beneficial for those who struggle to fall asleep due to restlessness, chronic pain, migraines, or even eczema and psoriasis.
These physical ailments can be targeted through use of the whole-body cryotherapy chamber, or via localised cryotherapy for “spot treatments”. This exposure to the extreme cold is effective in diffusing fluid and increasing red and white blood cells in the extremities, leading to a reduction of inflammation and pain in the body.
Psychic Cryotherapy Sleep Benefits
In addition to the physical benefits many people experience, Cryotherapy also has a mood-boosting effect. This is largely due to the increase in the production of norepinephrine. This hormone affects your sleep and awake cycles, and activates your REM sleep periods, drastically enhancing your energy, motivation, focus and sleep health.
Stepping out of the cryotherapy chamber causes blood to surge throughout the body increasing the supply of oxygen supply to your organs, muscles and skin. Most people will also experience a rush of feel good endorphins, followed by a feeling of calm focus for the rest of the day – and sometimes for many days.
Want to Experience Cryotherapy Sleep Benefits for Yourself?
At CBB, we use both Cryotherapy in a number of treatments, including our Cryotherapy whole-body chambers, localised cryotherapy for pain reduction, cryotherapy facials for anti-aging and skin rejuvenation, and cryo T shock for fat dissolving and sculpting. To experience cryotherapy sleep benefits, or to experience cryotherapy to target any other health and beauty issues, you can book now, or give us a call on (07) 3073 3939