How to get a good night's sleep

How to get a good night's sleep

Getting a good night's rest is often easier said, than done. Have you noticed how when you have that early morning flight, a big presentation or are just desperately in need of a solid sleep, managing to get into a state of unwind and destress seems near impossible.

We break down 3 of the main sleep disrupters and find out what effect they have on the body and mind when it comes to sleep.

Stress and anxiety 
Stress causes a series of signals within the body that leads to the release of cortisol. Cortisol is our signal from the body that keeps us alert and ready to handle stress. This can make falling and staying asleep physically hard to do, as the brain and body simply are unable to relax.

 

Routine disruptions
If you are trying to go to bed earlier than your usual time, hoping that you will feel more rested the next day. Or staying up past your bedtime worrying, chances are you will be disrupting your natural circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm is the body's natural sleep/wake cycle and when the body is unable to prepare for sleep, you will have a hard time falling to sleep and staying asleep!

 

Physical discomfort
We aren't just talking about your mattress here. Physical discomfort, when it comes to getting a good night's rest, is often due to temperature. A drop in the body’s natural core temperature is our circadian rhythms signal to prepare for sleep which is why on warm nights, you are often tossing, turning and searching for the cool side of the pillow.


How Kiva products help you sleep better!

Here at Kiva Wellness, we are big on sleep. And the average person spends over 9,000 days of their lifetime asleep. Getting better sleep allows us to function better, recover quicker, reduce risk of chronic diseases and overall, just be a happier person.

SAUNAS
Saunas are a great way to relax the body and help you to prepare for sleep. Not only has it been proven to lower cortisol levels (and reduce stress) it also can stimulate the release of endorphins, making it easier to fall asleep.

Whilst in the sauna, muscles are forced to relax due to being in a warm state and its the perfect time to practice mindfulness and meditation to help clear racing thoughts before bed.

The main way in which saunas help with our sleep, is what happens to the body as you leave the sauna. The sudden drop in core body temperature mimics the natural evening decline our body experiences as part of our circadian rhythm and signals the body that it’s time for sleep.


The great news is that all of our saunas, wether you chose to go for our far infrared saunas, our full spectrum model, or our brand new outdoor sauna -they are guaranteed to raise core body temperature and help you unwind and get your best sleep possible.


ICE BATHS
You’re probably thinking, how can the shock of an ice bath help me to sleep!? But what many don’t realise is that ice baths, not only quickly lower your core body temperature to mimic the body's natural decline before sleep. But after cold exposure, the body works hard to warm itself back up, this process can lead to a relaxed state which facilitates sleep onset.

Our ice baths trigger the release of endorphins, which reduce stress and anxiety - and of course lower stress levels mean better sleep!

Shop our ice baths here:

Kiva Energise™ Real Cedar Barrel 0°C Ice Bath
Käldr Ice Bath with WiFi-Controlled Chiller in Matte White
Käldr Ice Bath with WiFi-Controlled Chiller in Matte Black

THE CIRCADIAN SLEEP POD
If you often find yourself searching for the cool side of the pillow, our Circadian Sleep Pod can bring that comfort right into your bed. This innovative device sits on your mattress and allows you to customise the temperature of your bed, ranging from a refreshing 12°C to a cozy 48°C. Nighttime wakings are frequently caused by uncomfortable temperatures. The ideal sleep temperature is a cool 18°C, as this helps your body produce melatonin, the hormone that makes you feel sleepy and promotes restful sleep.

Additionally, our Circadian Sleep Pod features a white noise effect that masks disruptive noises, creating a relaxing sleep environment.


We hope you have found the information on this blog post helpful. If you have any further questions about how our Kiva Wellness products help with sleep please reach out to us here