Good sleep is a sign of physical and mental health. Human health is the harmony of body, spirit and nature. Water, like no other substance, binds us to the whole world. The water of our body and the water of the rivers, rain and snow peaks is the same. It heals, cleans, rejuvenates, becoming a natural healer and the best way to regain health. How else? Even the sea in its composition close to our blood. Substances of the earth, dissolved in water, bring recovery in healing springs.
Hydrotherapy is one of the most natural natural ways of healing, known since ancient times. It differs from others in its accessibility, safety, and ability to maintain health and vigor until old age.
Thalassotherapy (treatment by the sea) – the impact on the patient of hydroaerons, swimming and swimming in the sea, wiping off with sea water and taking sea baths. It is good to swim calmly, deeply and evenly breathing. This means that the body is enriched with oxygen, bringing good sleep. The body rests in weightlessness created by water.
It is best to swim in the sea at a water temperature of 20 to 27 ° C. The best time is from 10 to 17 hours. Breakfast should be light. If the food was abundant, then you need to endure at least 2 hours before entering the water. Having undressed, do not immediately rush into the waves, first it is better to take an air bath, substituting the body for fresh air and the sun. It is necessary to give the skin a little breath. If the skin is hot, you should let the body cool, dry the sweat before bathing. Normal bathing time is 3–20 min. Thalassotherapy heals insomnia.
Swimming in the sea is contraindicated for people who are in a state of strong nervous tension, alcohol intoxication, with high blood pressure and frequent epileptic seizures.
In sanatoriums and seaside resorts, besides bathing, the “sleep by the sea” has been used for a long time and with a good effect, when patients sleep on the verandah located on the seashore under the sound of waves.
There are many types of natural and artificial therapeutic baths, which are successfully used for diseases of the nervous system, including insomnia.
There are general rules for taking any bath. The air temperature in the room where the bath is taken should not be lower than 20 ° C. You can not take a bath on a full stomach. It is best to do this before meals or not earlier than 2-3 hours after eating. Before taking a bath, the body should be evenly heated (movement, massage), especially you need to ensure that the hands and feet are not cold.
At home, you can take your own coniferous baths and baths with sea salt, which relieve day fatigue, nervous tension and prepare the body for sleep well.
In sanatoriums and in rest homes , iodine-bromine , sulfide , carbonic , oxygen , pearl , and radon baths, which have healing properties, are prescribed for relaxation of the nervous system and improvement of sleep .
Homes can be successfully treated with hand and foot mustard baths. Such baths perfectly train the vessels, redistributing blood from the stagnant internal organs evenly throughout the body. They take 1-2 tablespoons of dry mustard, put it in a cloth bag and put it in a bucket of warm water, after which the bag is squeezed several times. Water should be with a temperature of 35-37 ° C. Hands are immersed in a bath to the elbows, and feet – up to the middle of the leg for 10-20 minutes.
Chloride-sodium baths (saline) of low concentration (3–5 g / l) with a water temperature of 36–37 ° C and a duration of 10–15 minutes help sleep some people . Another – a warm or, conversely, invigorating cool shower.
We met with another non-drug method of treating insomnia – hydrotherapy. This method can and should be used at home to overcome insomnia without resorting to sleeping pills.