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Benefits of Taking A Shower Before Bed

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What’s your evening routine? Others journal, meditate or read before bed while others binge-watch Netflix or scroll through social media.

But do you know? Your evening routine actually affects your sleep quality and general health. Therefore, here’s a healthy habit you should always do before bed: take a shower.

A calming shower before bed aids in quality and quick sleep, say experts.

“It is a matter of habit, really. But, one can adapt to taking a shower before going to bed,”

—Dr. Aditya Chowti, Senior Consultant- Internal Medicine, Fortis Hospital

Dr. Vipul Gupta, Chief of Neurointerventional Surgery and Co-Chief of the Stroke Unit, at Artemis Hospital, Gurugram, agrees that showering before bed improves sleep quality and has other benefits.

The benefits

Taking a shower before has many benefits, including:

  • improving the quality of sleep
  • reducing all-day fatigue
  • increasing blood flow in the body 
  • reducing acne and allergies on the skin

It’s better to take a shower with warm  water

Dr. Bela Sharma, Additional Director, Internal Medicine, at Fortis Memorial Research Institute said that “taking a warm shower over a period of time is better because it helps if you are tired and/or having muscular pain”. According to her, warm water can help your muscles to relax and also relieve backache pain.

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Picture: Medical News Today

Source: Indiana Express

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