Yes, you heard that right! Indeed, when you decide to take a shower is your personal preference but bathing in the night has more benefits than taking a morning shower. Wonder why? Read on to know.
WHY YOU SHOULD SHOWER AT NIGHT: If you are a night-time shower lover, you have been doing it all right. According to experts, bathing before bedtime is important for your skin health, especially during summer and spring season. This is because after spending a long day, there are chances that your skin is covered in dirt, sweat and allergens. Before sleeping and for a sound sleep, you must clean your body and then hit your bed.
WHAT ABOUT A MORNING SHOWER? No doubt, showering in the morning is the best thing to start your day. Especially if you are not a morning person, showering in the morning can help in boosting your alertness and get you going. A morning shower helps in refreshing your senses and because of all morning errands, your body’s circadian rhythm increases your body temperature. Most importantly, if you are a regular gym goer or work out every day, you must take a shower, but only when your body temperature comes back to normal. So, continue taking shower in the morning but don’t forget to bathe before bed.
WHO’S MORE BENEFITTED: A MORNING SHOWER-ER OR EVENING ONE? Without any second thought: the evening ones! It’s important to sleep clean. Evening shower can help you get rid of skin problems, gives you a sound sleep, which in turn, prepares you for the following day. Also, it decreases chances of skin inflammation by balancing cortisol hormone levels.
WILL SHOWERING AT NIGHT INTERRUPT YOUR SLEEP? When we explained about showering in the morning, we did mention how it helps in keeping you alert. But when you take a shower before sleeping, your body’s internal temperature helps in controlling its circadian sleep rhythm. Towards the end of the day, your core body temperature begins to fall and stays low while you sleep. When you bathe at night, it heats up your skin and when you pat dry it, you tend to feel cold. This happens because evaporation of skin moisture leads to its cooling. When it’s cool and relaxed, it facilitates the onset of sound sleep. Hence, night shower has a more soporific effect than morning bathing.