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5 Surprising Health Benefits of a Home Sauna

If you’re not familiar with the concept of a home sauna, don’t worry; you’re not alone. However, after experiencing one first-hand, it’s very likely that you’ll be sold on the idea, just like many others who have decided to make their own sauna at home in recent years. Home saunas are great for all kinds of different reasons—check out these five surprising health benefits of having one in your home, and get ready to want to make one as soon as possible!

1. A Sauna lowers blood pressure

It is known that cardiovascular exercise lowers blood pressure, but did you know that sitting in a sauna can do just as well? A 2006 study published in Medical Science Monitor showed that not only did sitting in a sauna reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure by at least 5 points each but also improved arterial function.

These findings are important because they show that whole body heating can significantly reduce blood pressure, thereby lowering the risk for heart disease and stroke.

2. Reduce Muscle Fatigue

Saunas give you an all-natural way to cut down on muscle fatigue. When we exercise, lactic acid buildup can lead to soreness and fatigue, but a post-workout sauna session will help flush out your muscles and reduce discomfort.

On top of that, saunas are excellent at boosting flexibility, endurance, and cardiovascular fitness.

3. Promotes Sleep Quality

Studies have found that having trouble sleeping can increase your risk for a variety of ailments, from cardiovascular disease to dementia.

If you’re looking to improve your sleep quality, try spending some time in your home sauna at night. You may find that sitting in a hot room helps you relax and sleep more soundly.

4. Boost Immune System

You’ve got to get rid of all that stress, and what better way than with an infrared sauna? Excess stress weakens your immune system, which in turn leads to health problems and weight gain. Luckily, heat therapy from saunas is known to reduce stress by relieving tension. So not only will you feel great after your routine sessions in one, but you’ll also be boosting your body’s ability to fight infections and avoid colds. Steam up!

5. Help You Loose Weight

Even if you’re not trying to lose weight, regular sauna sessions can help you shed excess fat. When in a sauna, your body releases toxins that accumulate in fat cells. The more often you sweat, the easier it is for your body to release these toxins and thereby drop fat.

How much does a Home Sauna Cost ?

Sauna Purchase Price

Prices vary, but it’s possible to buy a sauna for as little as $25 per week. Just ensure you’re buying from an established company with good reviews and a reputation for customer service. The last thing you want is to buy something you can’t return, or that doesn’t fit into your home.

Running costs

A 2 person Far Infrared sauna costs 32 cents per hour to run, a larger 4 person unit costs 44 cents per hour. Remember they are only running for about 1 -2 hrs per session, so thats $0.64 cents per session

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