The Sauna Research Institute is initiating a Hot Cold heart rate variability pilot study. As of July 28, 2021, there are still a few openings for volunteers to participate.
- You sauna typically sauna 2-3 times a week.
- You enjoy at least 2-3 rounds during each sauna session.
- You have access to and use a:
- Decent sauna (authentic vs. light bulbs or toaster oven).
- Cold water element (as part of your sauna routine).
- Heart rate monitor.
If yes, and you would like to charting a few numbers for a few weeks, please respond to this article and we will get back with you.
The intent of this pilot study is for us to be able to lay a foundation regarding heart rate variability with regular sauna use. Phase two of the study will involve a larger population, biomarkers, and a control and study group. The follow up study will be under cooperation and administration with a large institution.
As we know, heart rate variability may be one of the leading factors as to the proven cardiovascular health benefits of sauna. Being able to better understand the cardiovascular benefits of hot / cold therapy will give us an opportunity to potentially help people live happier, healthier lives by helping them introduce sauna practice into their lives.