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Is Taking a Shower at Night Bad?

Is Taking a Shower at Night Bad?

Rejuvenation is one phase that our body loves to indulge in, and a shower is one great way of doing just that. But is it unhealthy to take a shower at night? Let us discuss the answer and some facts, in this article.
Dhanashree Patane
Last Updated: Jun 3, 2018
Taking a shower is a perfect way to let your body relax. After a long day at work, your body and mind both need an easy getaway from fatigue and grim to refreshment. Showering at night will help you get back your high spirits and endurance. There is a lot of confusion over the facts on taking a shower at night. Some people think it is harmful to the body while some feel it may lead to illness and diseases. So, is bathing at night bad? The answer is 'NO', it is not a bad or harmful practice. There is also no scientific proof that showering at night is harmful for the body.


Following are some of the benefits of taking a shower at night:
  • Taking a warm shower will cleanse your skin. It will flush out toxins from your skin, making you feel fresh and clean, leaving you with a soft and supple feeling at the end of the day.
  • Showering at night will help in lowering blood pressure, relieving you from all the stress. It will relax your body, giving you a power break from your busy routine.
  • After a rigorous day, even after you workout, your body muscles can feel tense and cramped. A shower will relax these muscles, and soothe body ache.
  • A warm shower will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth, and you will feel younger and fresher once you step out of the bath.
  • You will get sometime to relax, be yourself, and let all your worries take a back seat.
  • Apart from feeling fresh and relaxed, showering at night will also leave you smelling fabulous. Sinking in the bed with a soft and clean fragrance is pure bliss.
  • Most importantly, it will give you a deep and good sleep for the night. Taking a shower at night is also helpful in treating insomnia.
Taking a bath will allow you to unwind, physically and mentally. You wouldn't want to sleep with all that dirt and sweat on your bed at night. Go for a relaxing shower, continue this for a few days, and you will gradually notice the change.


We need to take care of certain things while showering at night. Following are a few tips that you can easily remember:
  • While taking a hair shower, make sure you have a warm water shower. Dry your hair properly before going to bed as during the night, the body temperature is cooler than the mornings.
  • If you are looking for that good night's sleep, take a shower only when you are ready to go to bed.
  • Avoid taking shower immediately after workout since the pores in your skin open out due to sweating (you can observe tiny red dots on your skin). Always allow your body to rest, at least for half an hour, so that the pores close down, and then go for a shower.
  • Have a warm shower if it is too late at night.
  • Watch the temperature of the water beforehand. Normally, the body accepts temperatures with a difference of maximum 5 degrees. The normal human body temperature is 97 °F (36 °C). Make sure the water is not too hot or too cold.
Taking a shower is a natural way to revitalize the body and mind. You will not only get good sleep, but also stay asleep longer after a shower at night.

Disclaimer: This Buzzle article is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.