A classic debate that always finds a way back into our minds is whether it is better to shower during the morning or night. Personally, I am a fan of the perfect morning shower with rare appearance of the occasional night shower. This intense confusion amongst appropriate shower times has even led to a study conducted by Harvard University where they assessed the benefits of both morning and evening showers. Check out our list of pros and cons associated with morning and evening showers to find out which can help you be your best!
Morning showers not only can be a refreshing way to start the day, but the study found that morning showers are the perfect choice for those who are required to be creative in their line of work. Psychology lecturer at Harvard University, Shelley Carson, revealed that showering in the morning can inspire creativity as you are in a state of being both relaxed and alert. She also stated that this is due to a person’s cognitive processes relaxing, renewing and regenerating and that “ideas and solutions will effortlessly present themselves.”
If you’re someone that’s also prone to cutting themselves while shaving, a morning shower may be your solution. In the morning, your clot-forming platelets receive a boost, meaning it’ll help stop the blood faster if you accidentally cut yourself. Having a shower in the morning can also help you skip your morning coffee you’re trying too hard to give up as it gives you a massive energy burst!
Of course, having a shower in the morning means that you’ll have to get up earlier in the morning in order to to be on time for work or school. Ironically, you can also find yourself late if you’re someone who indulges themselves in the shower and goes over time. You can also risk getting sick if you don’t completely dry off your hair, especially during winter or cold weather.
For many, having an evening shower is a necessity in order to end the day properly. However, there are many hidden specialities that evening showers hold. If you’re someone who struggles with eczema or acne, an evening shower may be the answer you’re looking for. Evening showers can help clear up the skin as the steam dries out the natural oils in the face along with clearing out the day’s worth of sweat, dirt and dust, reducing the risk of developing acne. Allergies are another thing that evening showers can assist with as it will wash off all the unseen allergens that are lurking under your hair and skin. Here, it is also recommended that those that suffer from allergies use a saltwater nasal solution in the shower in order further assist with allergy relief.
The study also found that evening showers help people wind down as it lowers stress related cortisol levels. Plus, the warm water regulates your body temperature both in and out of the shower, guaranteeing suffering insomniacs a good night’s sleep.
However, evening showers do not completely consist of relaxing vibes as again, if you do not make sure your hair and body is completely dry, you run the risk of getting sick. Plus, if you don’t keep up with regularly changing your pillow cases and sheets, you can practically hop into all that dirt and oil you worked so hard to scrub off. Did we also forget to mention the high chance of you developing flat, scraggly bed hair? Hey, it happens to the best of us.