Infrared saunas are nowadays taking over traditional saunas for their great efficiency and health benefits. They not only have great physical benefits but they are also greatly beneficial for your mental health. According to a study, using a sauna 5 to 15 times per month can cause higher mental well-being scores compared to those who use sauna less frequently.
Depression is mostly healed by the human body’s natural antidepressants such as dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. Infrared saunas increase the production and optimize the reception of these antidepressants. It also helps to lower the level of cortisol in the body. Cortisol is the chemical that is associated with stress and tension. So, overall infrared saunas reduce the stress as well as anxiety
and depression in the human body.
1. Reduces Anxiety, Stress, and Depression
Depression is mostly healed by the human body’s natural antidepressants such as dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. Infrared saunas increase the production and optimize the reception of these antidepressants. It also helps to lower the level of cortisol in the body. Cortisol is the chemical that is associated with stress and tension. So, overall infrared saunas reduce the stress as well as anxiety and depression in the human body.
2. Gives Relief From Pain
Consistent pain can get you to suffer from immense depression and you will face a persisting mood off. Infrared saunas can cure those pains by helping release your endorphins, the chemical which cures the body’s natural pain. Infrared saunas are also capable of reducing inflammation in your body.
3. Improves Your Sleep
Getting good quality sleep regularly is one of the most essential requirements for good mental as well as physical health. However, nowadays, the lack of good sleep has become a very common problem in most people’s life due to their tremendous hectic schedules. According to research studies, most people can’t get good sleep due to anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Infrared saunas help you to get rid of these mental challenges and help you to get a good sleep.
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4. Boosts Overall Brain Activities
The smooth functioning of the brain greatly depends on the proper blood circulation in the brain as well as the body. Infrared saunas improve the overall blood circulation throughout the body and make you mentally alert to boost your ability to perform any task.
5. Provides A Suitable Environment For Meditation To Calm Our Mind
One of the best ways to keep yourself mentally balanced is regular meditation. But, our rough and full of rush schedules hardly allows us to get the time and appropriate environment for a relaxing meditation session.
Infrared saunas provide a quiet and peaceful environment where you can meditate peacefully to reduce the inflammation that is caused by stress. Such meditation can also reduce the levels of cytokine chemicals which affect mood and lead to depression.
A good meditation in an infrared sauna can trigger the vagus nerve that is connected to our
parasympathetic nervous system that calms and supports our mind positively.
6. Produces Great Vibratory Effects When Combined With Sound
Long since sound therapy is used in many ways to cure several mental problems. It was a culture of
ancient Greece to use music to heal mental disorders. Similarly, when music that is very soothing to
our mind, is combined with a great infrared sauna session, it can heal several mental problems with its
7. Balances The Body and Mind When Combined With Chromotherapy
The practice of healing the body and mind with the help of different vibrations and frequencies of light is called Chromotherapy. And, as the infrared sauna is hugely dependent on light, it is a very common practice to use specific vibrations and frequencies of various colored lights to alleviate anxiety and calm the nervous system.