If you aren’t a morning person, what’s better than a hot shower in the morning… and then going back to sleep again?
It feels like a morning hug.
This is also what doctors recommend for people that have problems sleeping. It decreases in body temperature, which leads to a relaxed state of mind.
Although it is really helpful if you are trying to fall asleep, this is not the right method is you want to start your day off. If you are the type of person that struggles to wake up in the morning, then your showering habits must change. The best part? It takes you only 90 seconds.
After you finish your morning showering ritual, blast yourself with cold water for 30 seconds, then hot for 30 seconds, then cold for 30 seconds again. Hot water increases blood flow and opens up your capillaries. But the main important thing is to always end your shower with cold water.
I know it sounds cruel and painful but it really works.
Finland in particular, is home to two million saunas (for a population of just five million) and at least once a week, 99 per cent of the Finns enjoy relieving their stress by way of a sauna.
Choosing this hot and cold method can provide reduced stress, increased ability to burn fat and improve blood circulation. According to a 2008 study, cold showers can produce an anti-depressant effect.
See, I told you this is not a bad idea!