7 Benefits of Sensory Deprivation

Scientists continue to find a growing list of benefits to using sensory deprivation float tanks as a means of enhancing one’s physical and mental health.

By freeing yourself of as many outside sensations as possible, sensory deprivation float tanks enable your mind and body to focus on achieving healthy states that are difficult to obtain in a normal environment.

This is similar to a sensory deprivation tank that I’ve floated in at Souler Float in Melbourne, Florida




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So what are the benefits of sensory deprivation?

Here are just seven of the many benefits of sensory deprivation tanks:


Freed of the stimuli that produce stress, an enhanced state of relaxation is the most commonly experienced benefit of sensory deprivation.

The world around us, even the most mundane sounds and sights, can produce chronic levels of stress that we are barely aware of. It is only in the ultra-peaceful environment of sensory deprivation that many experience for the first time what truly rejuvenating relaxation feels like. 

Deep Meditation

It is well known that meditating is a wonderful way to refresh and rejuvenate your mind. However, it can be difficult to reach the most advanced states of meditation, due to the constant stimuli we receive from the world around us.

Even in the most quiet and isolated room, there still exists natural distractions that hold us back from exploring the deepest meditative states. Through the use of a sensory deprivation tank, those distracting barriers can be removed. 

Soothing Chronic Muscle Pain

A lot of the muscle pain many of us experience and attribute to simple aging is actually a result of stress.

Everyday stress has a tendency to build up in our muscles and result in chronic muscle pain that appears to have no precise cause. Once you melt away all that stress in a sensory deprivation tank, you may find that pain that you once thought was just an unavoidable part of aging has wonderfully vanished. 

Increased Athletic Performance

Athletic ability has many origins, but primary among them is a mind at peace in a well rested body. The use of a sensory deprivation tank can put you in just the right mental and physical state to maximize your athletic ability.

With a clear mind and more relaxed body, your reflexes and ability to make judgements in a competitive environment will be enhanced. This will enable you to make the most of the practice and effort you put into performing well, whatever your sport of choice. 

Sense of Well Being

It almost goes without saying that if your body and mind are relaxed and stress-free, then your general sense of life will be improved. Rested and relaxed people are in the best position to get the most out of life. They have the focus to take advantage of opportunities when they arise. These benefits are bound to make you feel better about yourself and the world around you. 


A lot of what we call “forgetfulness” is actually just being too tense and distracted to focus clearly on the past. Once those stresses and distractions have been removed by sensory deprivation, only then you will finally be free to delve deeply into those topics from the past and recall them with full vividness. 

Fighting Alzheimer’s

While the causes of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are not fully understood, one thing that is known is that the onset of Alzheimer’s can be delayed, slowed or even prevented by enhanced mental activity.

That extra activity is exactly what occurs when our minds are freed by a sensory deprivation tank to go in directions not possible in everyday environments. For those who wish to minimize their risk of developing dementia, sensory deprivation experiences are a valuable tool of defense. 

These are just the seven major benefits of sensory deprivation which most everyone experiences. There are also more subtle and personal benefits which people have reported experiencing. To find out more about how sensory deprivation experiences can enhance your life, go online to locate a facility near you.

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Chris Hughes

Chris is an Internet Entrepreneur, Juggler, Traveler and loves learning. Chris is out to enjoy life while building profitable businesses that allow people to have more fun in their lives.

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5 Natural Ways to Fall Asleep

One of the most frustrating things in your daily routine is the inability to fall asleep easily. If you are a toss and turn-er you know exactly the frustrating feeling you get when preparing for bed. Here are 5 ways to naturally fall asleep without trying expensive medicines and time consuming tricks:

Do not exercise before bed: Avoid doing any exercise to close to bedtime. Exercising increases your blood flow and increases your heart rate and body reacts by having more energy. Try to keep your exercising at least 4 hours before you bed time to prevent difficulty in falling asleep. In fact it is said that doing at least 20 minutes of stretching before bed time can be helpful in relaxing your body and preparing it for sleep.

Avoid eating and drinking right before bed: Typically your body takes a bit to digest any food and if you are a late dinner eater, your body may be too busy trying to digest your food than trying to fall asleep. Stop eating 3 to 4 hours before bedtime. This goes with saying drinking alcohol or any liquids that contain caffeine does not aid you sleeping habits and can lead to a restless night.

No television before bed: Watching television while in bed can be very distracting when it comes to your body trying to fall asleep. The noises and lights can cause your brain to over think when you need it to relax. So next time leave the television watching in the living room before getting into bed. Try reading a book in bed before falling asleep.

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Room temperature: Our bodies sleep best when the room is at a cooler temperature. A good temperature to set the thermostat at is 65 to 72 degrees. When your body temperature drops it helps your body slip more easily into sleep. Anything, too warm can be uncomfortable and cause you to move around making it harder to fall asleep.

Use noise machines: There are plenty of noise machines and apps for your smartphones that offer sleep aids. A soft calming noise like a rainstorm, ocean waves or ‘white noise’ can help you tune out all distractions and lull you to sleep. Most of these machines and apps come with a timer so that you are able to set up it as long as you need.

Whenever it comes to your health you must always consult your doctor for opinion and help. These tricks are all about how you prepare for bed; avoid distractions and the environment you sleep in. Try these out and sweet dreams!


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How To Feel More Energized When You Wake Up

At one time or another, all of us have problems waking up in the morning. When I was living in New York, I had a very hard time waking up and getting out of bed during the winter months. We wouldn’t have any sun for days or weeks at a time and it was very difficult for me to get excited to wake up.

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Have you ever felt sluggish in the morning?

With the New Year just starting, you might have made a resolution to get up earlier each day so you can accomplish more during the day. Possibly you wanted to use this extra hour to go to the gym and get a good work out in. If you are interested in losing some weight in 2012, I’ve got something that could be of interest to you.

You may not be aware of this, but your poor sleeping habits could be getting in the way of you reaching your weight-loss goals. According to a recent analysis by researchers in Tokyo they found that men and women who slept five hours or less a night were more likely to gain weight than those who slept seven hours or more. More info here.

The Fix: You’re going to need to establish a sleep routine and try to go to bed and wake up at about the same times each day, even on the weekends. Your goal for your room is to keep your bedroom dark and comfortable. Try to avoid spending time watching TV or playing around on the computer for at least an hour prior to bed. It’s a great idea to read fictional stories prior to bed because it helps you go off into a fantasy land, similar to what happens when you dream.

Internal Clocks and Our Circadian Rhythms

Our bodies strive to maintain a regular sleep pattern by regulating our “internal clock”. This is also known in the scientific term “circadian rhythms”. Our bodies and the cycles we go through take cues from external light sources like the sunrise and sunset in order to signal the body to sleep or wake up.

A problem arises when you live in places that do not always have sun. When I was living in Buffalo, NY I remember that the sky was fairly dark even in the middle of the afternoon. Since moving to Orlando, Florida I have been blessed to have sun almost every day of the past year that’s helped improve my sleep patterns.

When regular exposure to natural light is interrupted, our natural sleep patterns suffer. This leads to sleeplessness, sluggishness, reduced mental acuity and exhaustion. Something that researchers have been studying is simulating the dawn and dusk by providing the body with external cues through lights and music.

Sleeping and Waking Function

The good thing for you and I is that the people over at Verilux have been working on creating an alarm clock that simulates the sun rise and sun set. I wish that I had the Verilux Rise & Shine Natural Sleep System when I was in college and living in cloudy/snowy Buffalo! It would have made getting up in the mornings for classes a lot easier for me!

Feel Better in the Morning

Verilux’s Natural Sleep System helps guide the body’s natural energy enhancers that regulate normal sleeping and waking. The System provides soothing and effective sleep and wake-up programs to help you fall asleep easily and wake naturally refreshed and rejuvenated.

Advanced electronics offer an unlimited range of choices that include internal and external light sources combined with natural sounds, therapeutic programs and your favorite MP3 music of FM radio.

The System progressively dims or brightens the lights while simultaneously decreasing or increasing the sound to create revitalizing, natural and effective sleeping and waking programs.

Watch it in action:

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Chris Hughes

Chris is an Internet Entrepreneur, Juggler, Traveler and loves learning. Chris is out to enjoy life while building profitable businesses that allow people to have more fun in their lives.

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