Benefits of Saunas for Brain Health
Infrared saunas are not only good for your physical health but they can also be great for mental health too. So, what are the sauna benefits for the brain? Below is information on sauna and brain health, and how regular saunas can help promote a healthier, happier you.
iHealth Saunas is a family-owned business providing top quality saunas (and customer service!) to Australians. We have been supplying infrared saunas in Australia since 2008, making us Australia’s longest-running infrared sauna company. We are passionate about the many benefits that can be achieved through regular infrared sauna use, which is why we provide advice and guidance to all of our clients to help them make the most of their sauna and achieve their goals. Here are the benefits of Sauna and brain health:
Sauna And Brain Health
Improving your overall health is beneficial for both your body and your brain. In terms of saunas and brain health, how can infrared saunas promote better brain performance and mental wellbeing?
Studies have shown that infrared light therapy may improve symptoms from mild traumatic brain injury. This is achieved by protecting neurons against oxygen-glucose deprivation and rescuing mitochondrial function and restoring neuronal energetics. However, more research needs to be done to fully understand the neuronal benefits.
There can be many different factors that can come into play when it comes to the benefits of sauna and brain health:
- Relaxation - Infrared saunas heat the body directly at a lower, much more comfortable temperature than traditional hot rock or steam saunas. Many people find that sitting back, unplugging and enjoying the heat of their infrared sauna is a fantastic way to relax at the end of the day.
- Sleep - Infrared saunas activate the parasympathetic nervous system which makes us calm before bed and gets us ready for sleep. Red light therapy not only helps to balance the circadian rhythm but also promotes the production of the sleep hormone melatonin. The frequency of red light is also the last light we see in nature when the sun sets so our body’s reaction is to prepare for sleep. So putting on the red light using our iHealth Sauna LED Colour Module will soon have you sleeping soundly and have you on your way to not only a healthier, better performing, more energetic you but a happier more rested one too!
- Meditation - Use your sauna’s Bluetooth connectivity to put on some relaxing music (or the Sweat It Out Podcast), read a book, use the iHealth Sauna LED Colour Module for some colour therapy and unwind! Also, take this time to put away your phones and technology - all of which can help with your overall mental wellbeing.