Answer: You can, but sleeping in a sauna suit is not recommended.
It’s possible to sleep wearing the sauna suit because the inside of it will be cooled down with water and ice beforehand. While this may seem like a good idea, it is still very dangerous considering the risk of hypothermia and greater heat stroke risk as well as dehydration. The best way to use your sauna is before you go to bed at night so you are awake and feeling energized and able-bodied when morning comes around. This is the same as working out and being in a hot sauna. The best thing to do if you want to sleep is to use it right before you go to bed at night.
Sauna Suit DOs & DON’Ts:
DO give yourself plenty of time before the next day’s activities, work or school taking a sauna suit. DO plan your sauna use so you are not dehydrated or hypothermic. DON’T increase the temperature of the sauna suit beyond the point that it is too uncomfortable to wear, as this will put tremendous strain on your body and make it even harder to recover from daily stresses. DON’T try to sleep in a cold sauna suit.
DON’T use a sauna if you are ill or have any open cuts on your body. DON’T use the sauna suit in combination with any other sort of cleansing regimen that will further dehydrate yourself, especially those involving diuretics and laxatives. DO drink plenty of water after taking a sauna so you are able to keep up with the increase in perspiration.
DON’T use a sauna if you are pregnant or suffer from any health problems such as heart conditions, skin diseases, tuberculosis etc. DO take off all of your clothes because wearing clothes will make it more difficult for your body to rid itself of toxins and other harmful substances. DON’T use a sauna suit in an area with inadequate ventilation.
DON’T use a sauna if you are taking any kind of medication or drug that can have negative side-effects like aspirin, painkillers etc. DO check with your doctor before using the sauna suit to make sure it is safe for you to use one.
DON’T use a sauna suit for a prolonged period of time (over 1 hour) because it is simply not safe. DO take a 5-10 minute break every half an hour or so to get up and cool down.
DON’T use the sauna suit too often, as this can lead to unwanted side effects such as fatigue, dehydration or even heat stroke.
DON’T use the sauna suit if you suffer from high blood pressure because it could make your condition much worse. DO make sure that there is adequate ventilation in any room where you will be using a sauna suit, so that no smoke gets into the air and begins to choke anyone inside of it.
DO be sure to use the sauna suit properly as explained above in order to get the maximum benefits from it without risking any negative side-effects or health risks.