There are a number of benefits to cryotherapy and some of them are still being discovered. A few minutes in a cryochamber can help to reduce chronic pain condition or pain from an injury. The cold exposure therapy can help to reduce stress, relax your body, and even help you feel more motivated and focused so you can go about your daily life despite your injury or chronic pain condition. One of the benefits most touted by cryotherapy users is the that cryotherapy helps them sleep better at night. But what’s the science behind this? Can cryotherapy truly help you sleep? The answer is yes, cryotherapy can help you sleep — and some of the reasons are actually clear when you consider the other benefits of cryotherapy. Let’s break that down in today’s blog.
Disrupted Sleep and Secondary Insomnia
Secondary insomnia refers to a type of insomnia that appears as a symptom for something else, such as chronic pain. Muscle pain can make it very difficult to fall asleep. For many chronic pain sufferers, even when they fall asleep, they’re likely to wake throughout the night due to their pain. Cryotherapy can be used to help reduce the occurrences of disrupted sleep and lessen secondary insomnia by addressing the root of the issue: the pain.
One of the major benefits of exposing your body to extreme cold in short bursts is that it reduces inflammation at the site of pain. Anyone who has suffered pain for an extended period of time knows inflammation can make it hard to fall asleep. After cryotherapy, you can say goodbye to nights of tossing and turning trying to get comfortable.
Positive Hormone Responses
Cryotherapy treatments also produce positive hormone responses that help to relax your body. This is excellent for pain management, as positive hormone responses like endorphins give your body more energy and clear your mind for better focus. It can also help to relax so you sleep more easily and with less interruption. And being able to focus and be more productive during the day will even help to ensure that you are tired by the end of the day, making it that much easier to fall asleep.
By helping to lessen the physical symptoms of pain — and even easing some of the mental and emotional symptoms of pain, cryotherapy can help you sleep better at night and wake more refreshed in the morning. This is just one of the many benefits of cryotherapy. Want to learn more about how cryotherapy can help you? Set up an appointment and try it for yourself. Contact CRYO850 today for more information or questions about scheduling an appointment.