Soaking in a hot tub spa regularly can have several benefits for brain function, including but not limited to reduced stress and improved sleep.
One of the main ways that a hot tub can help to improve brain function is by reducing stress. When we are stressed, our bodies release a hormone called cortisol, which can have negative effects on the brain, including impairing memory and concentration. Prolonged and chronic stress may also lead to mental illness. Soaking in a hot tub can help to relax the muscles and reduce stress, which can in turn help to improve brain function.
In addition to reducing stress, hot tubs can also help to improve sleep, which is important for overall brain health. Poor sleep can affect cognitive function, including memory and problem-solving skills. Soaking in a hot tub before bedtime can help to relax the body and mind, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night.
Finally, hot tubs can also help to improve blood flow and circulation, which can have a positive effect on brain function. Improved blood flow can help to deliver more oxygen and nutrients to the brain especially the prefrontal cortex, which can help to improve cognitive function and overall brain health.
Overall, hot tubs can have a number of benefits for brain function, including reducing stress, improving sleep, and improving blood flow. Soaking in a hot tub can be a relaxing and therapeutic way to improve overall brain health and cognitive function.
We would also recommend watching the presentation by University of Washington’s Dr. Bruce Becker on Aquatic Activity Promoting Nervous System Health.
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