Clinical psychologist and sleep expert reveals what is the best time to take a shower

Clinical psychologist and sleep expert Dr. Janet Kennedy reveals when you should shower.

Evening shower

For insomniacs, Dr. Kennedy recommends showering at least 90 minutes before bed.

“When preparing for sleep, the body normally cools down by slowing down the heart rate. Taking a hot shower raises the temperature again, which can wake us up further. That is why it is necessary to take a shower at least an hour and a half before going to bed”- explains Dr. Kennedy.

Morning shower

Those who prefer a morning shower say there is no better way to start the day. Showering stimulates circulation and wakes you up.

“Morning showering is especially recommended for those who find it difficult to wake up,” he said Dr. Janet Kennedy, clinical psychologist and sleep specialist. To achieve the true awakening effect, Dr. Kennedy recommends showering with lukewarm water, rather than hot.

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