Millions of people all over the world suffer with headaches. It can be difficult to function on a daily basis when you’re in pain, especially if the headaches you’re getting are very intense or happening regularly. While many people turn to over the counter drugs and painkillers to help cope with the discomfort that headaches cause, this is not the only option. Many headaches are caused by lifestyle and so can be dealt with by looking at the way we live today. Hot tubs can be useful, not only when it comes to living a healthier lifestyle, but also helping to deal with headache pain when it occurs.
Tackling everyday stress
According to the professionals, the most common cause of headaches is stress. Many of us suffer from everyday stress and we are not particularly good at dealing with it. A hot tub can be a good antidote to stress, reducing the issues that stress can cause and helping to prevent the headaches that come with it.
- When you’re in the hot tub you have to put your phone aside, shut down your computer and close your laptop – you get a real break
- The warmth of the water in a hot tub helps to relax tight muscles and release tension and knots
- The combination of the massage jets and warm water creates a relaxing effect that brings relief to both body and mind
- Water is buoyant and this can take the pressure off joints and stressed muscles. When you’re in the hot tub you’ll be free from the impact of gravity and this can help to reduce stress
Regular hot tub use for a healthier lifestyle
Your hot tub can provide support with pain by helping you to alleviate many of the other causes of headaches, as well as stress.
- Avoiding a tension build up. Using a hot tub every day has a cumulative effect when it comes to relaxation, helping to reduce tension on an ongoing basis and stop anxiety and pressure building up.
- Improving sleep. A lack of sleep, or poor quality sleep, is another significant cause of headache pain and hot tubs have been proven to help with sleep issues. Soaking in a hot tub for 20 minutes before bed can not only help to increase the chances of getting to sleep but improve the quality of sleep too.
- Providing a basis for healthier habits. If you start building in a regular hot tub soak into your lifestyle the benefits you’ll feel will enable you to start eliminating other activities that could be causing headaches. For example, if you sleep better you are more likely to be able to control your food intake and avoid sweets and sugar, which can cause headaches if consumed in significant volumes. You might also feel more able to exercise because of the anti-inflammatory impact of a hot tub on joints and muscles and this, too, can help to minimise headache pain and improve the healthiness of your lifestyle overall.
Although it may not seem like an obvious solution, hot tubs have a lot to contribute to helping minimise headache pain and the impact it can have on your life.