When was the last time you spent some time on yourself? Self-care is extremely important and it’s vital that you spend some time looking after number one – YOU. A bathroom is more than just a room where you get washed every morning and evening – it’s a sanctuary where you relax, spend as much time as you need in there and make yourself feel better. Regardless of what time of year it is, spend a night in instead of venturing out! We’ll take a look at some reasons why having a pamper night in has its benefits to make you feel good!
1. Keeping Your Heart Healthy!
A study by a team of Japanese-based scientists led by Prof. Katsuhiko Kohara, of the Faculty of Collaborative Regional Innovation at Ehime University in Matsuyama has shown that having hot baths can actually lead to better heart health! Taking five hot baths a week could prevent the risk of heart attack or stroke as having a soak in the bath shifts blood flow while the high temperature helps to reduce blood pressure.
2. Get A Better Night’s Sleep
This may be great news for people who struggle to sleep at night. If you’re one of those people then give this a try! A hot bath raises your body temperature and body temperature is closely linked to the circadian rhythm, which controls your sleep cycles. As your body cools off following a bath, your heart and breathing rates slow, which prepares your body to sleep. Also, science has confirmed what people have thought for so long — the smell of lavender actually does work to help people relax and can help you drift off to sleep! Use lavender-based products at night such as bubble bath or a bath bomb.
3. Improves Your Mood
Believe it or not, the way we lay in a bath is good for your mood! Being horizontal is linked with relaxation and vulnerability which means when laying in this position you feel calm and collected. Being in a familiar surrounding of your own bathroom will make you feel more comfortable. Hot water acts as a natural decongestant to help with sinus problems and colds, lowers anxiety and helps the body detoxify through sweating.
4. Fends Off Colds
Whether it’s spring, summer, autumn or winter, we’re prone to get cold-like symptoms. Coughing, runny nose, low mood and generally feeling rubbish can cause us to be uninspired and demotivated. Spending just half an hour spent sitting in the tub can stop the cold virus in your nose from reproducing. Germs spread more at a colder temperature and with baths raising your body temperature, the steam clears out the nasal passages because warmth makes your immune system work harder.
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