Can You Take Your Phone Into A Sauna?

By

Alex Tyson

In today’s digital age, we’ve become inseparable from our devices, whether it’s smartphones, smartwatches, laptops, or earphones. But when it comes to rejuvenating sessions in a sauna, should you be bringing your technology with you? Let’s dive into the key considerations of using electronics in an infrared sauna.

Found—Space is Australia’s only hormetic tech company and has been offering top-tier infrared saunas to health enthusiasts since 2008. We’re not just about selling saunas; we’re strong believers in the transformative health benefits of hormetic technology. To guide our clients towards optimum wellness, we provide tailor-made usage recommendations and consistent support through webinars and online communities.

Can You Take Your Phone in a Sauna?

Every smartphone, whether it’s an Android or iPhone, operates within a specific temperature range. High temperatures could result in a smartphone shutting down, overheating, or even enduring lasting electronic damage. Such exposure might void your warranty, so it’s wise to confirm with your manufacturer beforehand.

While you might be tempted to take a quick selfie or catch up on a show, the real question is, should you? Although infrared saunas operate at lower temperatures and have reduced humidity (compared to traditional saunas) making them seemingly safer for your phone. The cumulative heat, especially during prolonged infrared sauna sessions, can be harmful to electronics.

What About Other Electronics?

  • Using a Laptop in an Infrared Sauna: Devices heat up during use, especially with video or music streaming. Combining this heat with that of the sauna can cause damage. Therefore, we advocate for a device-free experience to truly harness the relaxation benefits of the sauna.
  • Using a Smartwatch in an Infrared Sauna: Just like phones, smartwatches are sensitive to extreme conditions. Prolonged exposure to heat can deteriorate battery life or cause internal damage.
  • Using Earphones or Headphones in an Infrared Sauna: While infrared saunas are dry, sweat can seep into the earbuds causing damage. Moreover, the heat can impact the longevity and performance of the batteries in wireless versions.

Enhance Your Sauna Experience

Instead of relying on external devices, why not immerse fully in the sauna experience? Here are some suggestions:

  • Engage in aromatherapy with soothing essential oils like lavender.
  • Experience the magic of colour therapy. For instance, red light aligns your circadian rhythm and boosts melatonin production.
  • Our saunas come equipped with a Bluetooth sound system. Set up a calming playlist or enlightening podcast like Finding Space with Alex Tyson (from a device that is outside the sauna) before entering, ensuring you remain immersed in tranquillity.

If you do decide to bring your phone into the sauna, here’s how it can enhance your experience:

  • Stay Connected: Your phone keeps you connected to loved ones. Sauna sessions can be even more enjoyable when shared with a friend, be it in person or virtually.
  • Entertainment: Use your phone for music, streaming, or a podcast. As mentioned above, our saunas come with a Bluetooth sound system.
  • Work in Peace: Utilise the ambience to catch up on work. But remember, after about 20 minutes, the heat might affect your devices.
  • Timed Sessions: Your phone can help keep track of your session duration, especially useful if you incorporate exercises or stretches.
  • Track Your Progress: With wearable devices, monitor your heart rate and body temperature to customise your sauna sessions for desired outcomes, be it weight loss or muscle recovery.

However, if your phone starts to overheat, it’s crucial to remove it from the sauna immediately as continued exposure might damage its components. Consider periodic breaks from phone usage during your sauna sessions, allowing your device to cool down.

Begin Your Wellness Odyssey with Found—Space

Enquire today to learn more about our infrared saunas. Our primary goal isn’t just a sale; it’s understanding your health aspirations. Let’s collaborate to transition you from your current state to your desired wellness pinnacle. Schedule a free consultation with our specialists to explore your choices.

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