Q: What temperature should I set my infrared sauna at?

A: The ideal temperature range for an infrared sauna is between 120 and 140 Fahrenheit (49 to 60 Celsius). 


Q: What is the ideal temperature for a traditional wood fire sauna?

A: The ideal recommended temperature range for a traditional wood fire sauna is between 150 and 175 Fahrenheit (65 to 80 Celsius).


Q: Is it safe to use an infrared or traditional wood fire sauna above the recommended temperatures?

A: What temperature you choose to enjoy your sauna is a matter of personal preference, but caution should always be taken to avoid dehydration and burns.  Temperatures above 150 Fahrenheit (65 Celsius) can be potentially dangerous for individuals with underlying health conditions, Sauna Nirvana recommends concerned individuals consult a medical professional before setting temperatures above 150 Fahrenheit (65 Celsius).


Q: How long should I sauna for?

A: Beginners should sauna for no more than 20 minutes per session to avoid dehydration.  Experienced individuals can reasonably sauna for 30 to 45 minutes, for sessions in excess of 45 minutes lower temperatures are recommended.  Sauna Nirvana recommends limiting use to one 10 to 20 minute session per day.


Q: Do infrared and traditional saunas feel different?

A: Yes.  Traditional saunas generate heat using a wood fire, often in a stove, which is used to heat stones as well as the air inside the sauna. Water is splashed on the hot stones to create steam, providing the enveloping heat of a traditional sauna.  Infrared saunas use infrared heating elements to generate radiant heat, heating the individual user directly, instead of the air, providing a less enveloping heating experience.


Q: Can I expect an increase in my electricity bill?

A: Depending on the model and amount of use, users can expect an increase between $5 and $20 per month from using an in-home infrared sauna.