Are you the type that likes to wake up early and start the day the “right way?” Or do you prefer hitting the sack clean as a whistle, cutting your morning routine time in half? Both morning and nighttime shower-ers swear one is better than the other — but which is actually better?
Morning Showers vs Night Showers
- Morning Showers – Showering in the morning will allow you to wash the “sleep” off — also known as the removal of bed head, crust that builds up around the eyes, and any sweat. Because we’ve all woken up in the middle of the night sweating before.
- Night Showers – Showering at night will wash away the day’s germs, especially for those who take public transportation or have a “hands-on” job like being a plumber, roofer, construction, etc. It will also help those who have a hard time falling asleep, as the warm water will help relax your muscles (just be sure to shower at least 90 minutes before bed).
Which is Better?
In the end, studies have shown that one is not better than the other. However, there is one thing most people forget, which could sway the decision in favor of morning showers — perspiration.
People tend to perspire while asleep due to the covers, or an intense dream. This will leave you laying in your own sweat and germs. So if you don’t shower this off in the morning, you’ll go the entire day covered in this. No thank you!
Can You Do Both?
For those who have the time, consider showering twice per day. Now before you say anything, there are a couple of things to keep in mind.
If you shower once in the morning and once at night both showers should be roughly five minutes in length, in lukewarm water, without washing your hair every time. This twice daily routine will allow you to keep your sheets clean at night AND help you get ready for the day each morning.
Many different people shower at many different times throughout the day and night, which do you prefer? During your showers, if you notice there is a leak or low water pressure, make sure you contact your local plumber so you don’t have to spend your showering time worrying.