APPARENTLY there’s a right and a wrong way to shower – and people have been showering wrong for years.
There’s nothing like a good, hot shower to wake up and get ready for the day, but it turns out it might not be helping.
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Hot showers could be sending you back to sleep.
Self reported that coming out of a steamy shower and stepping into cool air causes a sudden drop in body temperature, which leads to a more relaxed state.
To combat this sleepy state, you should try to end your showers with bursts of cold, then hot and cold water again.
So, just before you step out of the shower, whack on the freezing cold water for 30 seconds and turn it back to hot, before blitzing the cold on again.
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The sudden change from cold water back to hot opens up the capillaries underneath skin, which increases blood flow.
According to research, cold water immersion has been linked to an increased stress tolerance, a stronger immune system, increased fat burning – as well as having anti-depressant effects.
But cold showers might not be for everyone, especially if you don’t want to freeze your bum off.
So try out one of these suggestions:
- Sweat, sweat, sweat – If you struggle to get to sleep and find you’re never rested properly, try getting a workout in before bed. By exercising out the day’s work, strength training can be used to guarantee a restful night’s sleep.
- Treat yourself – Giving yourself a little pamper every now-and-again doesn’t hurt anyone. Trying out an overnight treatment can leave you refreshed and recharged!
- Good habits – By setting out a plan for the day, you can work towards goals, which build up motivation and allow you to get cracking for the day ahead.
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