Taking a hot shower in the morning could make you feel more tired, health experts have cautioned.
According to a recent article posted on Self, a health and wellness blog, getting out of a hot shower and moving into a cool environment, results in an instant drop in body temperature.
The sudden change in body temperature makes you feel relaxed and drowsy.
While this is a perfect state to be in, if you are preparing to sleep, it is not the ideal mood for morning hours when you have a packed day ahead of you.
To prevent this state of involuntary sleepiness, it is recommended that you end your morning shower with 30 seconds of a cold shower, then hot, and lastly cold.
Alternating shower temperatures from cold to hot to cold again, opens up the blood capillaries under your skin, enhancing your blood circulation, which in turn, makes you feel sharp and energetic.
If a cold morning shower is a no-no for you, there are other options that can still give you the same results.
For instance, you can go for a morning run or do some workouts. You can also try Yoga if you are all about meditation.
These exercises will increase blood flow to all the right places, making you feel invigorated and ready for the day ahead.
Apart from making you feel focused, a cold shower has other benefits such as, strengthening your immune system, quickening your metabolism rate, and improving your stress tolerance threshold.
Several studies have also revealed that bathing and swimming in cold water, has an antidepressant effect.
It is compared with electric shock therapy for persons suffering from depression.
You see, cold water triggers series of electrical impulses that are transmitted to the brain, resulting in heightened energy, alertness, and clarity.
These electrical impulses also cause the release of endorphins, which are also known as 'the feel-good hormones', creating a feeling of contentment and well-being.
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