Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sleep Tip #7: Do Not Bathe Before Bed

Bathe 2 hours before bed. If you have trouble getting to sleep, it may be because you shower right before you get into bed. The human body begins to lower the core body temperature to help promote and induce a deep sleep. Bathing before bed will raise your body temperature and make it more difficult to fall asleep. Taking a bath or shower 2 hours prior to getting into bed will raise your body temperature from the hot water, and then cause a greater drop of body temperature as your body prepares internally for sleep. This increases the release of melatonin, a chemical that causes you to become tired.

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