Does warm water induce sleep?
The study proved that “warm shower” or “warm bath” before going to bed can induce sleep and improve its quality. The reason is that while we have a warm bath, our body is relaxed causing autonomic nervous system rebalance, better blood circulation, and muscle relaxation. Moreover, when you bath with warm water, your body temperature will increase. After you finish bathing, the body temperature will slowly decrease. This decreased temperature stimulates “melatonin” secretion from pineal gland in brain causing easy sleep.
Moreover, when your body becomes relax after warm bath, it improves sleep quality. Here are the tips for warm bath before going to bed.
1. Should take warm bath at least 1-2 hours before going to bed.
2. Water temperature should be between 40 to 43 degrees celsius. The bath duration should be more than 10 minutes.
3. After warm bath, do not shower with cold water because it stimulates autonomic nervous system again causing awakening instead of sleepiness.
Information by Dr. Narumol Tongsreeneam
Composed by Medisci Center