Is stress getting to you?

Life can be hard. Work, kids, worries about money, and relationships can all make us worry and feel stressed. Getting rid of stress is important for both mental and physical health. People who don’t deal with their stress can suffer from headaches to insomnia and even serious illness. New studies show how widespread and long-lasting the damage can be. Researchers have also found that mental stress can actually cut off blood flow to the heart in some people, which makes them three times more likely to die of heart disease. There is also evidence that even short-term stress can cause physical changes in the brain that last for a long time. These findings help explain why the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder are so hard to deal with.

However, researchers have found that soaking in a hot tub can help you feel less stressed and more relaxed. According to the National Swimming Pool Foundation, the autonomic nervous system changes after 25 minutes of soaking in a 38-degree hot tub. These changes are similar to those that happen when you relax, and they go along with a decrease in anxiety. Soaking in a Hot Tub is a great way to get rid of stress and feel better about yourself. Relaxing in the hot water and feeling the water massage your body is enough to calm both your body and mind. No screens, no phones just peace and relaxation.

Are you getting enough rest?

Many of us have trouble sleeping and go about our days feeling exhausted. Anger, stress, injuries, obesity, and other health and behavioural issues are all linked to poor sleep quality, according to a recent survey. According to the results, as many as one in five individuals are failing to receive either the adequate quantity or quality of sleep that they require. The research shows that those who are constantly on the go are more prone to engage in negative behaviours like seething in traffic, getting into arguments, and binge eating. The survey also revealed that the use of sleep aid drugs is at an all-time high. There’s a more effective method that can help you unwind and obtain a good night’s sleep. It has been suggested that soaking in a hot tub for 20 minutes right before bed will help induce a restful night’s sleep.

All POOLS and SPAS’s hot tubs are the perfect way to relax after a long day, helping you to wash away the stress of the day, soothing your nerves and calming your emotions so you can recapture your sense of well-being.

Hot tubs can be helpful for stress management, but they are not a permanent solution. If you have any concerns about how you are feeling please approach your GP within surgery hours.

If you feel that you are in need of urgent support, please approach the accident and emergency department at your main hospital outside of surgery hours.

Telephone support

Mindline Somerset 01823 276892

Open 7 nights a week from 8pm until midnight. Mindline Somerset operate a local confidential telephone support line for anyone who is experiencing or has experienced emotional or mental distress.

The Samaritans Service 116 123

Available 24 hrs a day should you find yourself needing to talk to someone.