On the other hand, if you find it difficult to fall asleep due to the fact that you are excited and seem to be full of strength and energy, then an evening shower is an excellent “sedative”. It's all about body temperature - it rises due to warm water and drops sharply after you leave the shower and moisture begins to evaporate from the surface of the skin. "Quick cooling after water procedures can be called a natural sleep stimulant," says Christopher Winter, MD, a researcher at the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. "This way you manage to trick your body into thinking that it's time to sleep." And a warm shower reduces the level of cortisol in the blood, which makes the process of falling asleep easier and faster (goodbye, daytime stress).
"Even if you sleep like a baby and have no idea what insomnia is, you probably still prefer an evening shower over the day because you want to keep your skin clean and well-groomed,” says Bethany Schlosser, dermatologist, assistant professor of Northwestern University. - This is not only about the days when you sweat. If you do not take a shower before you go to bed, then the dirt and dust that settled on the skin for a whole day will clog pores and will cause the development of various dermatological diseases. "
Plus, according to Schlosser, the peak of activity of the sebaceous glands occurs at one in the afternoon, so if you do not cleanse your skin in the evening, then most likely you will encounter a problem like acne. At night, on the contrary, the work of the glands is minimal, so if you are not prone to excessive sweating during sleep, then in the morning you just need to wash your face.