Here are five reasons why you should take your night bath
1. It eases anxiety
Sometimes you can get too tired and getting a warm bath in the night can be something you don’t look forward to. Research from the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine found that soaking in warm water daily for eight weeks is more effective at easing anxiety than a prescription drug. Here are many more reasons you should have a warm soak in the evenings.
2. It cures the itch
This should be your night time ritual, a warm bath with tablespoons of olive or coconut oil can help relive the itchy and flaky skin caused by psoriasis. The oil is beautiful moisturizer; it helps in removing every dryness and makes your skin less prone to infection. But there is a note of warning though, don’t linger in the tub—longer than 10 minutes daily tends to dry out skin, even with the oil.
3. Enhances good night sleep
Many of us tend to put the air conditioner on and then the sheets get cool and cofy. But this triggers your body temperature which triggers a drop in your body temperature, and that shift signals the body to produce melatonin, which induces sleep. That’s why taking a warm bath before going to bed is a good call—it temporarily raises your body temperature, after which it gradually lowers in the cooler air, cueing your body to feel sleepy.
4. Boost your brain
Adding essential oils gives you even more bath-time bang for your buck: Sage sharpens memory, and bergamot relieves stress, according to the journal Alternative and Complementary Therapies.
5. Ward off a cold
A hot bath can soothe stuffy nasal passages and erase body aches. Plus, relaxation releases painkilling endorphins in the brain.