Sleep

Sleep Problems Keeping You Awake?

According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 70 million people in the United States are affected by sleep problems. A poll released by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) found that 43% of women surveyed say that daytime sleepiness interferes with their daily activities. One way to ease into a deep, restful sleep: The Better Sleep Council recommends establishing a relaxing bedtime routine, such as soaking in hot water (a hot tub or bath) to help maintain a healthy sleep cycle. The gently massaging hot water of an American Select Spa is a natural place to establish a deeply relaxing, nighttime routine.

Relaxing in an American Select Spa can promote a good night's sleep.

Whether it’s difficulty falling asleep or episodes of waking up and being unable to easily go back to sleep during the night, you probably experience a less-than-good night’s sleep from time to time. When lack of sleep becomes a chronic problem, it can start to affect you in many ways. How important is a restful night’s sleep? Studies show that: • Sleep helps the brain commit new information to memory.
• Chronic sleep loss affects the way the body processes and stores carbohydrates, which may lead to weight gain.
• Poor sleep can contribute to accidents while driving.
• Lack of sleep can make you irritable, and make it hard to concentrate.
• Serious sleep disorders have been linked to hypertension.
• Eventually, chronic sleep loss can diminish the disease-fighting capabilities of the immune system.