With our busy lifestyles, it can be hard to find the time to relax and let your mind unwind. Often the stress of our day can extend to our sleeping time, resulting in restlessness or difficulty sleeping.
According to Mayo Clinic, some of the main causes of insomnia are stress about work, school or health and poor sleep habits such as stimulating activities before bed. So, taking an hour out of your day to completely relax with no external stimuli or distractions, gives your mind and body that much needed time to reset.
Float Pods Help Reduce Pain and Stiffness
Sometimes it can be difficult to get to sleep if you are feeling a lot of stiffness, back and neck pain, or suffer from chronic headaches. Particularly if you have been busy at work or sitting in an office all day, your body and muscles will not have had the chance to relax. One of the great benefits of floatation therapy is the physical improvements.
Studies have found several floatation sessions help to reduce chronic pain and tension headaches, with lasting effects up to four months onwards. So, if chronic pain, headaches or stiffness is affecting your sleep, using floatation therapy can help to relieve this discomfort to result in a more peaceful sleep.
Take A Break From Electronics and Reduce Stress
When was the last time you took a break from your phone or laptop? In our interconnected world, it can be hard to detach yourself from your electronic devices and take a complete break. This can negatively impact your sleep at the end of the day as your brain hasn’t had the chance to switch off.
Floatation is a form of sensory deprivation – meaning you get that much needed break from electronic devices and all the calls, meeting and errands that are part of your busy life. Studies have found that floating can help reduce stress-hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol.
By taking that much needed time to de-stress, you should notice improved mood and better sleep at the end of the day.
Float Pods Change Your Brain’s Wavelengths
When in our normal waking state our brain has beta waves. These waves are responsible for alertness, critical reasoning and effective functioning throughout your day. However, these brain waves can also translate into stress and restlessness if present when trying to sleep.
As you start to relax in your floatation session, your mind unwinds, transforming into alpha waves. Alpha waves are the brainwaves present in relaxation or daydreaming. Eventually, you will become more relaxed and your brain waves transform into theta waves. These are the same brain waves present in light sleep or deep meditation and allow the more creative side of your brain to become more active.
Letting your brain relax to the alpha and theta waves during your floatation session results in a deep relaxation and refreshed feeling afterwards. If it is your first time floating, you may be worried about falling asleep in the pod, but this is not an issue. Because of the high concentration of Epsom Salts in the pod, you will be completely buoyant.
You can’t sink and won’t drown if you do fall asleep. So, make the most of your relaxing session!
If you experience insomnia or want to improve the quality of your sleep, try our float pods in Perth! Get in contact to learn more or book an appointment and enjoy the complete relaxation and rejuvenation that comes with a floatation therapy session.