How long should you stay in your hot tub?
Soaking in a hot tub is one of the best ways to relax and de-stress after a long day and it’s important to know when it’s time to get out of the hot tub as staying in too long can be dangerous! In this article, we’ll take a look at some signs that indicate when you should exit your hot tub. From dizziness and nausea to feeling faint, there are indicators that you have been soaking for too long and need to get out right away. Read on for more information about how to stay healthy while enjoying your hot tub!
How long should an adult stay in a hot tub?
Generally speaking, there are many health benefits to soaking in a hot tub and an adult should limit their time in a hot tub to 15 minutes. Overheating can cause issues such as dizziness, nausea, and even fainting. It’s especially important to be mindful of the time spent in a hot tub, or even consult your doctor, if you’re pregnant or have any existing medical conditions such as heart disease.
Staying hydrated before and after using the hot tub is critical to enjoying your hot tub as dehydration is a common side effect of any activity that makes you sweat, like sitting in a hot tub. Drinking water or electrolyte drinks can help your body regulate its temperature and replace lost electrolytes when too much sweat is lost while in the water.
If you’re looking for more than just basic relaxation from your hot tub experience, try adding Epsom salts to your bath water – they contain magnesium sulfate which helps reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and relieve muscle pain and tension—all while providing therapeutic relief from long days spent relaxing in a hot tub.
It’s important to be mindful of your body temperature to hot tub safely and it is recommended that adults avoid getting too warm during their session. In fact, it’s best to take regular breaks every 5-10 minutes or so and cool down outside the hot tub before getting back into the water again.
How long should a child stay in a hot tub?
Children should not stay in a hot tub for longer than 10 minutes. Staying too long can make them feel dizzy, sick or even faint. Before and after going in the hot tub, they should drink lots of water to keep their body temperature normal and replace lost electrolytes. Similar to adults, kids should take breaks every 5-10 minutes or so and cool down outside the hot tub before getting back into the water again.
Signs you should exit your hot tub
It’s important to be aware of the signs that your body sends to you that indicate when you should exit your hot tub. If, at any time, you begin to feel dizzy, nauseated, or faint, these could be signs that you are overheating and should get out of the hot tub immediately. You may also start feeling very tired or lethargic as being in a hot tub for too long can quickly drain your energy and make it difficult to concentrate.
Another indication that it’s time to leave is if your skin becomes overly dry or itchy. Prolonged exposure to hot water can strip away natural oils from your skin, leading to dehydration and uncomfortable sensations. It’s best to take a break every 5-10 minutes so that the heat doesn’t build up too much and cause any unwanted side effects.
If you’re pregnant or have any existing medical conditions such as heart disease, it’s especially important for you to heed these warnings and get out when necessary. In fact, it is advisable to consult your physician before using a hot tub if you are pregnant or have medical conditions that may influence how safe a hot tub is for you.
Overall, soaking in a hot tub is a safe and enjoyable pastime for people all over the world but it is important to jump into it (pun intended) with all of the information you could need to ensure you are doing it as safely as possible. If you have any questions, we encourage you to call us or visit our store near you to gain peace of mind by discussing it with your local experts.