Unlock the power of relaxation with the Kiva Wellness wind-down routine.
A restful night's sleep is the foundation to a healthy and balanced life. The choices we make before bedtime can significantly impact the quality of our sleep. At Kiva Wellness, we have explored the many pre-sleep rituals available, and have ultimately created the perfect wind-down routine to give you the greatest sleep possible.
We break down the science behind using a combination of warm and cold elements, which mimic the body's natural circadian rhythm, to bring you the most powerful and holistic approach to preparing the body and mind for restorative sleep.
The Science behind our sleep routine and the Circadian Rhythm
The circadian rhythm, often referred to as the body's internal clock, plays a pivotal role in regulating various physiological processes, and one of its key influencers is temperature. Our body temperature naturally fluctuates throughout the day, with a peak in the late afternoon and a trough during the early morning hours. Temperature is a critical cue for our circadian rhythm, influencing the timing of sleep-wake cycles. In the evening, as the body prepares for sleep, a natural drop in core temperature occurs, signaling to the brain that it's time to wind down. Conversely, a slight increase in body temperature in the morning promotes wakefulness. Harnessing the power of temperature regulation aligns with the circadian rhythm's intricate dance, optimising our sleep and wake periods. This understanding has given rise to innovative sleep solutions, such as Circadian Sleep Pod, which leverage temperature control technology to create personalised sleep environments, aligning seamlessly with the body's natural rhythm for an enhanced and harmonious sleep experience.
Start with Infrared Light
Infrared saunas offer a multifaceted approach to enhancing relaxation and promoting better sleep. They effectively relax muscles, reducing tension and fostering a calmer mental state, thereby alleviating stress and anxiety. Exposure to infrared heat stimulates melatonin production, contributing to a more natural and restful sleep. By supporting the body's natural sleep mechanisms, infrared saunas lead to improved sleep quality, positively impacting mood, cognition, and overall health.
Additionally, the enhanced blood circulation facilitated by infrared saunas improves the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to tissues, promoting better bodily function supporting a more restful sleep. The deep penetration of infrared heat provides relief for joint and muscle pain, aiding those who may experience discomfort hindering relaxation and sleep. Moreover, infrared saunas stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, facilitating the "rest and digest" response, which is particularly beneficial when preparing for sleep. Incorporating an infrared sauna session into a nightly routine serves as a signal to the body, establishing a consistent pre-sleep ritual that promotes a healthy sleep-wake cycle.
Follow with a warm shower
Combining the soothing effects of an infrared sauna session with a warm shower creates a dynamic duo that can significantly enhance the path to restful sleep. The infrared sauna initiates the process by relaxing muscles, alleviating tension, and stimulating the production of melatonin, the sleep-regulating hormone. As the body basks in the gentle heat, it undergoes a detoxification process, eliminating toxins that may disrupt the sleep cycle. Following this rejuvenating sauna experience with a warm shower not only continues the relaxation journey but also aids in temperature regulation, mirroring the natural drop in body temperature associated with bedtime. This temperature shift signals to the body that it's time to wind down, promoting a seamless transition into a tranquil state conducive to sleep. The combined effects of the infrared sauna and warm shower create a holistic pre-sleep ritual.
End your routine with the Circadian Sleep Pod
Sleeping in a cool environment offers a multitude of benefits for overall sleep quality and well-being. The cooler temperatures help stimulate the production of melatonin, facilitating a more natural and restful sleep. This cooling process supports faster sleep onset, reduces the risk of insomnia, and contributes to a more comfortable sleep environment. Additionally, cooler sleeping conditions prevent night sweats, improve sleep architecture, and may even have metabolic and cognitive benefits. Considering the importance of maintaining an optimal sleep environment, the Circadian Sleep Pod further enhances the sleep experience by integrating temperature control features. A Circadian Sleep Pod, is equipped with technology to regulate temperature according to circadian rhythms, and offers a personalised and efficient way to create an ideal sleep setting, harnessing the benefits of cooler temperatures for a rejuvenating night's sleep.
Embrace the power of a well-crafted sleep routine to unlock the full potential of your sleep and wake cycles, paving the way for a healthier and more balanced life by shopping our Infrared Saunas and Circadian Sleep Pod.