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Cryotherapy benefit sleep patterns

Cryotherapy can help you sleep better by causing your body to produce good hormone responses. Your body creates hormones that are directly associated with sleep and relaxation when subjected to extremely cold temperatures in whole-body cryotherapy.

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Whole Body Cryotherapy

Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is a brief application of extremely cold temperature to the skin. It is similar to ice baths but without the mess of water and ice. WBC is used to treat pain and is a natural alternative to medications that can improve a variety of conditions. It is popular among athletes, chronic pain patients, and patients who want to feel better. Also, it boosts metabolism and weight loss.

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All About Whole Body Cryotherapy?

WBC is distinguished by the rapid cooling of a patient's skin surface temperature. The patient is exposed to air vapor chilled by liquid nitrogen. Temperatures can drop below 250°F. Patients are allowed to stay in the chamber for only three minutes because the temperature is intolerable. During this time, the skin temperature drops by 30 to 50 degrees.

Your body goes into survival or “fight or flight” mode reacting to the extreme temperature drop, drawing your blood inward to protect your core. It causes vasoconstriction in the skin, muscles, tissue, and extremities increasing the rate of metabolism to produce more energy. Adrenaline and endorphins are released reducing pain, elevating mood, stimulating the immune system, and boosting energy.

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Merits of Whole Body Cryotherapy

WBC can help relieve the symptoms of various ailments, both physical and mental. WBC may help with chronic pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia, and degenerated spinal discs, to name a few conditions. It may also aid in treating depression, immune system response, and chronic fatigue syndrome. It also offers fitness-related benefits including faster recovery from muscle soreness, increased energy, shorter injury recovery time, and improved joint function.

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What does Whole Body Cryotherapy feel like?

Patients will strip down to their underwear and socks first. They will wear slippers, gloves, masks, and earmuffs. Until they enter the cryotherapy chamber, patients will be dressed in a robe. The air in the chamber will be cooled to around 250 degrees Fahrenheit, and you will remain in it for two to three minutes. When the session is finished, your body will immediately begin to warm up again as blood returns to your extremities. Many patients describe a warm and tingly sensation. Increased energy levels are frequently felt within a few minutes.