If you're one of those people who take pleasure in bathing, reading further will make you love your "Me Time" even more. If you're not that person, well, here's why you should jump in to the hype tub:
IT SETS THE MOOD FOR DEEP SLUMBER
"Baths give you... a wonderful combination of isolation, quiet, and comfort... it gives us connotations of being in the womb, and it is very comforting."
Dr. John Harcup, Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee for the British Spa Foundation
The pleasure it feels when you 1st set your foot in warm water and when you fully submerge your body into the tub gives you that feeling of warmth, comfort, ease and calmness that would subsequently get your mind to relax and be free from stressful thoughts.
In a survey shared by townandcountrymag.com, 80 people mentioned that bathing can diminish feelings of depression and pessimism.
PRODUCES SLEEP HORMONES
Looking at getting that elusive 8-hour rest? You don't have to count sheep for a quality slumber. After a warm bath at night, our body rapidly cools down which triggers the production of Melatonin, which is the sleep hormone. Read more about Melatonin and Sleep at sleepfoundation.org/melatonin.
IT IS THERAPEUTIC
A hot bath goes beyond cleaning your body. Our skin releases endorphins when in warm water, like when sunlight touches the skin in the morning. It improves blood flow which helps improve breathing, relax tight muscles, and reduce inflammation of joints.
In a research by healthline.com, an hourlong hot bath may help:
- Reduce risk of a heart attack.
- Improve blood sugar control.
- Lower your blood pressure.
- Burn 140 calories.
- Protect you from illness and infection.
Now that you know the benefits of a dreamy steamy shower, the question now is, how do you prepare for a Hot Bath?
PLAY A BACKGROUND MUSIC
Wether it's classical, jazz, or whatever you define as a relaxing music, put it on a playlist and listen to it while bathing.
DIM THE LIGHTS
Turn on the lamp shade or use candles to set the ambiance and have a relaxing atmosphere. For safety, make sure you extinguish the candle light after taking a bath.
GET A BOOK OR MAGAZINE
Planning on catching up on a book you've been wanting to read? Bathing is the good time to read while you soak in the bathtub.
DUNK A BATHBOMB
Bathbombs not only provide Aromatherapy, it also softens and moisturize your skin. When bathing at night, choose relaxing scents to help you drift off to sleep.
Check out these bathbomb fragrances by Freida and Joe: