If you’ve come into Sculptology for a sweat session in our Infrared Sauna, you’ll likely feel immediately energized and amazing…for about 10 minutes. Then, all of the sudden, you feel completely exhausted. It’s not just your imagination- there’s a scientific reason behind it. But, you may be wondering why you feel so tired after an infrared sauna when the whole point is to relax and rejuvenate. Read on to learn more about why you feel so tired after sitting in an infrared sauna, and what you can do to combat it.

How Infrared Saunas Work

Infrared saunas work by using infrared light to heat your body directly, as opposed to heating the air around you like a traditional sauna. So, when you step into an infrared sauna, your body is immediately bombarded with infrared light waves. These waves penetrate your skin and cause your body temperature to rise, heating your body from the inside out. This causes you to sweat, which helps detoxify your body and improve circulation. As your body sweats, it begins to rid itself of toxins and impurities. At the same time, your heart rate begins to increase as your body works hard to maintain a stable internal temperature. All of these physical processes use up a lot of energy, which is why you might feel tired after spending some time in an infrared sauna.

Why Am I So Tired After Being in An Infrared Sauna?

While an infrared sauna can help you relax and feel rejuvenated, it’s also important to understand that this type of sauna can be pretty intense. Sweating in an infrared sauna can use up more energy than running a marathon! So it’s no wonder that you may feel completely wiped out after just one session.

So, to answer your question, “why am I so tired after an infrared sauna session?”:

  1. You Sweat A Lot. During an infrared sauna session, your body temperature rises and you start to sweat. This process helps to flush toxins from your body, which can be taxing on your system. Depending on how much you sweat during your session, you might find that you feel quite exhausted afterward. infrared sauna img
  2. You Dehydrate Quickly. Because you are sweating so much during an infrared sauna session, it’s important to make sure that you drink plenty of water both before and after your sauna time. If you don’t replenish the fluids lost through sweating, you might end up feeling lightheaded or dizzy, which can lead to fatigue.
  3. Your Heart Rate Increases. Another reason why you might feel tired after an infrared sauna is that your heart rate increases during the session. As your heart works harder to pump blood around your body, you might start to feel fatigued. If this happens, it’s important to listen to your body and take a break if you need to.

How to Combat Fatigue After an Infrared Sauna Session

If you find yourself feeling exhausted after an infrared sauna session, don’t worry – it’s normal! In most cases, fatigue is simply because your body is working hard to sweat out toxins and rehydrate itself.  But, there are a few things that you can do to combat fatigue. First, make sure that you’re staying hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids before and after your sauna session. It’s also important to listen to your body and take a break if you start feeling lightheaded or dizzy.

Finally, don’t push yourself too hard- try gradually increasing the amount of time that you spend in the sauna so that your body can get used to the heat. If you’re ever feeling unsafe or uncomfortable during a sauna session, though, be sure to listen to your body and call it quits early. If you follow these tips, you should be able to enjoy all the benefits of an infrared sauna without feeling too tired afterward.

If you’re ready to reap the benefits of Sculptology’s state-of-the-art infrared sauna, call our team at 925-329-6333 or fill out our contact form so we can reach you!