Should you take a bath before bed?
There's nothing quite like a warm bath before bed to help you relax and unwind after a long day. But did you know that taking a bath before bed can also have some serious benefits for your health and well-being?
This is how people bathe in the movies (and in stock photos).
Here are just a few reasons why you should make bath time a part of your bedtime routine:
Soak away stress. A warm bath can help to lower your blood pressure and relax your muscles, which can help to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Bubbles and rubber duckies optional.
Sleep like a baby. Taking a bath before bed can help to raise your body temperature, which can make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep. Plus, the warm water can help to soothe tired muscles, making it easier to get comfortable in bed.
Help your skin. A warm bath can also be great for your skin, as it can help to open up your pores and remove impurities. Plus, if you add some Epsom salts to your bath, you can get the added benefits of magnesium, which can help to soothe dry, itchy skin.
Get creative. Bath time can be a great time to let your imagination run wild. You can read a book, listen to music or simply relax in silence.
So, next time you're feeling tired or stressed, forget the glass of wine or the TV show - try slipping into a warm bath instead. Your mind and body will thank you for it.
The couple from the Cialis commercial after their warm bath.