I just finished a short article on improving creativity in which there was a discussion about when to take showers…. and a fun fact i did not know is that a hot shower (especially on a chilly winter day) has the effect of relaxing you, rather than invigorating you for the day….
In fact, a hot shower or bath is what many doctors recommend for people who have trouble falling asleep — to help them fall asleep. The reason: Emerging from a hot shower into cooler air brings a sudden decrease in body temperature, leading to a tranquil state of mind. This is helpful when you’re looking to fall asleep but not what you need before you start your day. (http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/241614)
It makes sense…. and that might explain why i spent most of my childhood showering before bed. It has only been as an adult that I have thought of jumping up out of bed and hitting a shower before preparing for the day.
The article i read went into length about how to shower in the morning, with alternating a hot shower with a cold shower…. and that hot to cold to hot to cold was to invigorate the body, and improved overall body function. They went on to list the virtues of such processes, and the many studies that looked at this hot and cold process and the overall effects on the body. Its an interesting article… should you wish to read it click on the picture below.