One of the greatest vacations you can give yourself is a trip to an infrared sauna in Las Vegas! Not only will you be fully pampered at Sculpt Spa, but the benefits of the sauna experience are important. 

Sleep & The Power Of Infrared Saunas

The Infrared Sauna Experience Is Unlike Any Other

Instead of a deep heat of the air around you, as you receive in regular saunas, infrared saunas deliver infrared waves. These waves go through your skin and reach your inner environment, warming your insides before warming your outsides.

Infrared saunas give you more benefits than regular saunas with a lower temperature, largely sparing you the experience of having to endure super-hot, stifling air … but still allowing you a healthy sweat. Your body easily absorbs the infrared rays, stimulating your lymphatic, immune and cardiovascular systems, which removes harmful toxins from you.

For a thorough detox process, consider combining an infrared sauna session with CoolSculpting Elite, two services at Sculpt Spa which work great together!

Better yet, Sculpt Spa’s infrared sauna is outfitted with calming, mood inducing chromotherapy. This color therapy is a scientific method that uses colors to adjust body vibrations to frequencies that create better health and harmony. Each color has its own unique frequency, and each frequency produces a specific therapeutic effect (see our blog article on chromotherapy for more information).

With our infrared sauna, you can anticipate a myriad of benefits: detox, burn calories, relax, create glow in your skin, boost your immunity and experience muscle recovery.

In addition, there is one other incredibly important benefit that infrared sauna Las Vegas can bring you.

Don’t Sleep On These 6 Great Bedtime Benefits

Regular infrared sauna therapy can help fall into deep and restful sleep.

While that may not sound like a big deal, it is.  Sleep is a complex biological and chemical process, and it requires several components to occur simultaneously in order for the body to fall and stay asleep. There are many external factors beyond your control that may prohibit your body from falling into deep states of sleep, which will enhance the body’s natural ability to repair itself, maintain balance.

There are some habits that can be incorporated daily to aid and assist the body into deep sleep free from pharmaceuticals. The relaxation induced through infrared sauna therapy will prepare the body for a restful night’s sleep. The nature of the radiant light emitted from broad spectrum infrared sauna therapy catapults several necessary biochemical reactions in the body to enhance and improve the quantity and quality of sleep.

Here is what you need to know about sleep and the infrared sauna effect:

1.     Poor sleep can be deadly
Sleep disruption and deprivation are hazardous to your health. They also can affect your ability to perform normal tasks. 60 million Americans experience chronic, clinical sleep disorders and sleeping problems. (These numbers are actually higher—they only reflect the people who have been medically diagnosed. Many more suffer but have not seen a physician.) When you introduce a motor vehicle, the numbers are horrifying Driver fatigue is responsible for an estimated 100,000 motor vehicle accidents and 1500 deaths each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

2.     Infrared saunas release melatonin in your body
Within your brain is a gland called the pineal gland. Its main function is to convert serotonin into melatonin, the sleep hormone that is essential to falling asleep and staying asleep. Melatonin is associated with your natural circadian rhythm. Your infrared sauna therapy creates biochemical changes in your body. It causes the release of dopamine, the conduit of serotonin and makes more serotonin available to the pineal to make into melatonin.

3.     Infrared saunas create thermoregulation
Thermoregulation is the cooling off of the body’s core temperature, and it is both key to the body falling asleep as well as maintaining the states of sleep throughout the night. While it seems counter intuitive that the infrared sauna cools off the core temperature, that is exactly what happens after you leave your infrared sauna session. Drowsiness then occurs.

4.     Infrared saunas relax your autonomic nervous system
This internal system is triggered by stress that in appropriate situations allow us to react and save ourselves from threats.  When you are sleeping, stress in your mind can trigger these responses and drive those chemical reactions inappropriately. Infrared sauna light draws the body out of the stress response. Blood vessels expand and your muscles relax. Norepinephrine, your body’s stress hormone levels decrease.

5.     Infrared sauna body detoxification affects your sleep
Your sauna session will cause you to sweat significantly. This will release harmful toxins from your body including cadmium, lead and mercury. Your body normally will pump adrenaline and cortisol to protect itself from internal toxins. As you rid the body of these toxins through your sauna therapy, the body can relax and ease off its adrenaline and cortisol production. Deeper relaxation and sleep are the result.

6.     Infrared saunas affect all 5 stages of sleep
The first stage of sleep is when you become drowsy, and anxiety can prevent this from happening smoothly. The second stage is light sleep, and this constitutes about 50% of your total night’s sleep. Stages three and four are deeper levels of sleep. Stage five is the REM sleep in which your mind and brain become active, and your dreams are more vivid. By the end of this stage, you begin to wake up as your core temperature rises. Your infrared sauna experience affects each of these stages from smooth transitions due to less toxification, to the cooling of your body, to the support by enough melatonin.

The myriad of benefits your infrared sauna Las Vegas experience is clear. Science had determined that the relaxation of your muscles is only the start. They have documented the effects on chronic fatigue by reducing fatigue and improving mood.

Reap The Benefits Of An Infrared Sauna At Sculpt Spa Today!

There’s nothing like the infrared sauna experience at  SCULPT SPA, Las Vegas’ premier destination for aesthetic treatments. At our Las Vegas infrared spa, you’ll enjoy your private spa suite, check out the latest must-watch streams via Netflix and Hulu, and get a refreshing eucalyptus towel at the end. 

Why wait? Book an infrared spa appointment with Sculpt Spa today.