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Is there a perfect time to take a shower? According to psychologists and medical professionals, the answer is yes!
We all have our habits. For example, while some press the snooze button about 10 times, the others jump out of bed when the alarm clock rings and are in the bathroom two seconds later. It is similar with showering. Either you shower in the morning or in the evening (some even twice a day) - that is up to you BUT, from a medical point of view, there is actually the right "shower time".
Showers in the morning
In a study of 1,000 women, it was found that people who jump into the shower in the morning are happier and more beautiful. 90% of respondents said that taking a shower in the morning would improve their entire day. Reason enough to get up 15 minutes earlier?
No? Then watch out:
Two thirds of women even said that they felt much more relaxed and attractive after taking a shower. Do not surprise us. Somehow you can wash away a lot of things while showering. Worries, for example. Another study showed that cold showers even help against depression. So turn up the water again at the end of the day!
Who should shower in the morning?
People who struggle to get going in the morning but who have to deliver creative work. Psychologist Shelley Carson thinks that when you shower in the morning you tend to have an "aha" moment and thus go to work more motivated. Carson explains that taking a shower puts you in a state of total relaxation, but in which the alpha brain continues to work. Something similar happens during meditation or after exercise.
Our tip: Have a notepad ready in the bathroom! Write down good thoughts immediately before they get lost again.
Showers in the evening
On the other hand, if you find it difficult to switch off and relax in the evening, then you should move your showers to the evening. Christoph Winter from the American Academy for Sleep Medicine advises: "Even in the evening, the water should be turned on cold at the end of the shower." Why? Because this is a natural way of preparing the body for sleep. Body temperature rises during the shower, but drops as soon as you are outside and drying off. However, the cold shower at the end causes your own body temperature to rise.
Who should shower in the evening?
Relaxing evening showers reduce our cortisol level (stress level) and thus relieve stress. So we sleep better! So if you have problems falling asleep, you should shower again in the evening and mentally wash away all the stress from the day.
Tip: After the shower, use a body oil with a scented lavender, lemon balm, or orange scent. The fragrances help after a stressful day and you feel completely comfortable and ready for bed.
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