3. Stress relief
It only stands to reason that the more relaxed you are, the less stressed out you will feel, which brings us to our next incredible health benefit of using a sauna: stress relief. The more stressed out you are, the more your body produces the stress hormone cortisol. The more cortisol you produce, the more stressed out you become. It’s a vicious cycle; stress leads to cortisol production, and the more cortisol you produce, the more stressed out you are.
Using a sauna is a great way to combat the production of the stress hormone, and in turn, reduce your stress levels. That is thanks to the increased levels of endorphins your body produces when you sweat. Endorphins naturally suppress cortisol levels, making you feel less stressed out. Add to that the fact that you are giving yourself time to focus on nothing but yourself and you can’t help but feel stress lifting off your shoulders.