If you’re struggling to get real meaningful rest, and it’s starting to negatively impact your day-to-day, then odds are you’ve been looking high and low for some kind of solution. 

There are all kinds of better sleep tricks to try, but not very many of them are consistently successful. While prescription sleep aids can help, they also come with a host of potentially unpleasant side effects. But don’t let that get you down. There may still be an answer for you — a sauna

Sauna-use offers a number of benefits to both your physical and mental health. One of the most significant benefits out of all the others is a sauna’s ability to help you get better, more restful sleep. But what exactly is the relationship between your sauna and a great night’s sleep?

The Impact of Poor Sleep

Struggling to get good sleep has some pretty obvious impacts on your daily life; feeling worn out and foggy all the time makes getting through the day a serious struggle. But there are many more ways that poor sleep can have a negative impact on you. 

Lack of sleep can cause mood swings, memory problems, and difficulty concentrating — and it has even been connected to serious health problems like high blood pressure, heart and kidney disease, stroke, diabetes, depression, weight gain, and more. The most alarming thing about this is that an estimated 50 to 70 million American adults are not sleeping enough.

How Can a Sauna Help You Get Better Sleep?

There are many reasons why so many people struggle to get the sleep they need. Are you dealing with stress, tension, pain, hormonal imbalances, or a mind that races the moment you rest your head on the pillow? Regular sauna use can help to address all of these issues so you can finally get to sleep and stay asleep through the night.


One of the main reasons people love saunas is their calming effect. Relaxing in the sauna after a long day can help ease both your body and your mind. Increased blood flow helps your muscles to relax and releases serotonin, dopamine, & endorphins that can help boost your mood and soothe your mind. 

man sitting in a jacuzzi sauna

When you step out of your sauna for the evening, you’ll be in a far calmer state than when you entered. When you’re ready to turn in for the night, that peaceful state will help carry you off to a night filled with deep, restful sleep.

Pain Relief

It can be next to impossible to get to sleep if you’re dealing with chronic pain. Not only is it difficult to get comfortable with an achy body, but it’s also a challenge to stop focusing on the pain and allow your mind to drift off to sleep.

Regular sauna use can work to improve blood flow to those achy parts of your body and reduce the inflammation that’s causing your pain. It can also loosen your stiff muscles and tight joints so that it’s far easier to get comfortable enough to fall asleep.

Balanced Hormones

Hormonal imbalances are one of the most common causes of insomnia. They can cause mood swings, physical discomfort, increased stress, and more. All of these symptoms can make it more difficult for you to get to sleep and stay asleep. 

woman relaxing in a sauna

Spending time in the sauna can help to balance out your body’s hormones while also causing the release of the sort of hormones that are conducive to great sleep.


On top of its ability to address a variety of issues that can lead to sleep problems, sauna use can also just make you feel sleepy all on its own. Heating your body up in the sauna and then stepping out to cool off can have a sleep-inducing calming effect in the same way that keeping your room at a cool temperature can help you get to sleep more easily.

Get Meaningful Rest With a Sauna From Great Bay Spa & Sauna

If you’re looking for a solution to your sleep issues and a way to improve your overall wellness, then a sauna may be the answer for you. Contact Great Bay Spa & Sauna today, and we can help you get started on your journey to better sleep!