Can You Fall Asleep in Your Electric Massage Chair?
In a federal inquiry conducted in 2019, the Australian government found disturbing statistics about sleep that affect people’s quality of life. Some of the things the study uncovered included the fact that only one in seven Australians is able to sleep through the night and three in 10 are not getting the optimal eight hours of sleep a night.
And not getting enough sleep means you’re more susceptible to illnesses, you become forgetful, and your motor skills are compromised, making you more prone to accidents. These facts and figures highlight one thing: Australians need to find a way to relax and sleep better. To which we say, why not invest in an electric massage chair?
Benefits of Massage Therapy
There are quite a few benefits to getting a massage. These include:
- Headache relief
- Eases anxiety or depression
- Soothes joint and muscle aches
- Pain management for people suffering from chronic illnesses
But, perhaps, one of the most important benefits you get is that getting a massage helps improve your sleep. The kneading motion not only relieves your pain, it also helps you relax. The more relaxed you are before bedtime, the easier it will be for you to fall asleep.
Correlation between sleep and massage
Two of the top derailers people report when it comes to sleep are stress and pain. Feeling stressed or anxious causes a rise in cortisol, a known stress hormone, in the body. What you need to help you fall asleep faster are serotonin and dopamine, neurotransmitters that help regulate our mood. Getting a massage increases these two hormones, allowing you to feel more restful and giving you a better chance of sleeping straight through the night.
Meanwhile, dealing with pain means you could be tossing and turning through trying to find the perfect position that will help ease your body aches. What’s worse is that not getting enough sleep could make the pain even worse. In cases like these, some doctors will recommend you receive massage therapy as part of your pain management regimen.
Falling Asleep in a Massage Chair
One of the best investments you can make is buying a massage chair. For one, it would make getting a massage at any time more convenient. For another, a massage chair lets you reap all the benefits of getting a massage without having to leave your home. This allows you to enjoy the benefits longer since you don’t have to worry about having to drive home after your massage session.
You can even doze off more restfully when you’re getting a massage in your very own chair. You are, after all, safe and peaceful, in your own environment. But is it safe to fall asleep in the massage chair?
The answer is that it varies. Some people have certain illnesses that require them to sleep at an incline, in which case a massage chair is just perfect. However, there are also instances in which you might need to lay flat to fall asleep better – if you had just had surgery, for example. Under these circumstances, it’s best if you just use the massage chair for the prescribed amount of time, then move to the bed to sleep at night.
Thus, falling asleep in your massage chair for the night won’t cause any long-term ill effects. You simply have to consider what feels more comfortable for you.
Finding the Right Massage Chair
Of course, not all massage chairs are comfortable to fall asleep in. Just like your mattress, you might also want to consider the firmness or softness of the material, for instance. You will also have to consider how big of a space you will be allotting for your chair. While a bigger chair would mean more comfort for you, it might not fit in your bedroom.
Consider, too, the extra amenities you want to have in your chair. Basic models are arguably the most cost-effective, but springing for the uDream Well-Being Massage Chair, for example, would provide you with a more relaxing experience. Thanks to its state-of-the-art design, you can fall asleep to the sound of your favourite musical artist while the DreamScent Aroma feature elevates your massage further through aromatherapy.
Browse Our Premier Selection of Massage Chairs
The uDream Well-Being Massage Chair is not the only massage chair OSIM AU offers. We offer a line of premier electric massage chairs that offer the utmost in comfort and relaxation, allowing you to fall asleep and dream peacefully.
Browse our selection of full-body massage chairs here.